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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
Shadows of Swayne Field: The Search for the Abraham Lincoln Baseball is a work of fiction in the sporting category with plenty of interpersonal drama and intrigue, and was penned by author Ronald R. Harrington. Following the partial destruction of the family home, our hero Punky, along with his son and nephew, discovers an old box that sends Punky down memory lane as he reminisces about two baseball games he attended with his grandfather in 1984. But the weekend of baseball also included a wild chase for an old family heirloom; a baseball signed by none other than President Abraham Lincoln that had long since been thought lost.
Author Ronald R. Harrington has crafted a truly classic adventure tale that will certainly entertain audiences of all ages and could be enjoyed by different generations as a great family read. The central theme of sports is used in a really warm and beautiful way to connect people, places, and events through some lovely narration of memories and adventures. I found the dialogue to be a particular highlight of the work, one which not only served the characters and helped us get to know them, but was indicative of the attitudes and relationships at the time too. The plot was well constructed and thought out to have many edge-of-your-seat moments, and although it moves at a breakneck pace, it is crafted with clarity, precision, and great timing. Overall, I would certainly recommend Shadows of Swayne Field: The Search for the Abraham Lincoln Baseball as a high quality read for sports and adventure fans alike.