Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “Jane of Battery Park” by Jane Viner, Red Hen Press, 2021, On Tour with Over The River PR
WOW! Jaye Viner, Author of “Jane of Battery Park: has written a unique, captivating and intriguing novel. The Genres for this story are suspense and thriller, romantic thriller,City Life Fiction and Religious thriller.The author describes her dramatic characters as complex, complicated, and flawed. There are deep, dark secrets, betrayals, danger, and murder. I love the way the author vividly describes the scenery, plot and characters, and this is a well written book. It has the flavor of Romeo and Juliet, and West Side Story. This is not the typical girl meets boy, romantic story at all. There are twists and turns. The author has taken a novel approach to the story which makes it extraordinary.
Jane, the protagonist of the story is a nurse, and her family belongs to a Religious Cult that puts celebrities on trial, and punishes them. The FBI and other agencies haven’t been able to get any of the members. Often the cult will put trials on media to get votes. Although Jane seems to love her family, she has been forced to go into nursing instead of her dream vocation, music.
Jane is able to attend classes and one day meets a celebrity’s brother in New York City. Jane rebels against her family and wants to experience culture and have the freedom to be herself. Daniel looks very much like his brother, but is smitten with Jane. They are supposed to meet the next day in Battery Park. The next day doesn’t happen the way it should.
In order to be able to do what she wants, Jane changes her name and leaves the area. Jane becomes a nurse, and helps many people. One of her patients is the mother of Daniel. This is many years later. Daniel had been in a vicious attack, and is disabled. When Jane and Daniel see each other, they have a glimmer of hope. Little do they realize their connections, the betrayals and danger that awaits them. I would highly recommend this thought-provoking and heartfelt book.