Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Angel of Holloway by M. R. Williamson [3.5 stars]

From the Description

A normal life was all that soldier Johnny Tremain ever wanted. But laying wounded in the elephant grass deep in the jungles of eastern Vietnam, he saw a vision of a girl from his past, one whom he once loved.

"Get up, Johnny," she urged. "You’re not hurt," she said.

Quickly realizing this was no vision, Johnny struggled to his feet and followed her, hopefully toward Camp Holloway. Losing his strength, he passed out only to be brought back by the same, haunting voice.

Those at Camp Holloway accredited Johnny’s survival to something angelic. But visions sometimes follow soldiers home, all the way back to the States. And the only way to escape back to normality is to confront them… But how?

Pro Se Productions proudly presents The Angel of Holloway by M. R. Williamson, the first in a series of digest novels set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, tales of love, loss, of war and the supernatural.

I received a copy of this novella in exchange for an honest review. This is in no way reflected in my opinion of this book.

The Angel of Holloway is a fun little ghost/war story. It's spooky without being graphic, and safe for a younger audience. Haunted by the things that happened overseas, and struggling to find his place at home, Johnny is an easy character to care about. So is Lou, the girl who loves him. She quickly finds out that one of the ghosts that haunt him is all too real. The first part in a series, this enjoyable novella left me wanting to know more about Johnny's guardian angel, I'm looking forward to part two. This is a fast 3.5 star read (110 pages) perfect for a lazy afternoon.

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About the Author
Greetings from Camelot Cove:

After retiring from ‘Ma Bell’ in the year 1999, I seriously took to the pen. Through E-Bay and various bookstores, my novel collection, The Pragamore Chronicles, eventually reached more than eight countries.

 My poetry has won the Editor’s Choice Awards from the International Library of Poetry in 1999, 2000, and 2002. View from the Easley Place, a short story, is on exhibition at Munford Library. My stories are published in such anthologies as Clockwork Spells and Magical Bells (‘Quest for the Dragon Scale-Kerlak), ParAABnormal (‘Spotter’-Sam’s Dot), Stories in the Ether (‘Shelled’-Nevermet), ‘Unlikely Friend’ (Sam’s Dot), and ‘Apprentice’ (Sam’s Dot).

 Added short story features include, ‘Hell’s Gate’ (Seven Star Press), and ‘Phagan’s Shadow’ (WolfSinger). Coming short stories are ‘Cry Wolf’ with Dark Oak and ‘The Ghost of Queen Anne’s Revenge’ also with Dark Oak. On the front burners in 2015, are the novellas, ‘The Curse of the Monkey’s Paw’ with Tyree Campbell and his Alban Lake Publishing and 'The Angel of Holloway' from Tommy Hancock and ProSe Productions.

In the works are novellas, ‘In the Shadows of the White Owls (Held by Under the Moon), ‘Bedouin’, ‘The Angel of Holloway’, ‘Ooze’, and ‘The Moleskin Cap’ with WolfSinger.

 The year 2016 promises to be a ‘One-Of-A-Kind’. It starts out with the publishing two, novellas, two large short stories, and then soars from there.

Keep reading and I’ll keep writing. . . M. R. Williamson

You can email M. R. Williamson at or find him on his website, or on and on Facebook