Tuesday, November 16, 2021
The Beggar's Pawn
Trust. The issues explored in John L’Heureux’ posthumous novel titled, The Beggar’s Pawn, made me think the author possessed a vivid awareness of his own mortality. We find an affluent couple, David and Maggie Holliss, easing into retirement, and navigating the rough terrain of complicated relationships with their three adult children. After they extend trust to a stranger in the form of a small loan, that person seems to become the center of their lives in ways that are frustrating and tragic, allowing L’Heureux to explore the terrain of charity and justice. The strains of a health scare bring all the underlying issues to bear and reveal brittle and fragile bonds even where we believe love is strong. Fans of fine writing are those readers most likely to enjoy this novel. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase The Beggar’s Pawn from amazon.com.