Solomon's Porch by Janet Morris Grimes ~ Book Review + Giveaway

February 22, 2022


About the Book

Book: Solomon’s Porch
Author: Janet Morris Grimes
Genre: Christian Mystery/Suspense
Release Date: August 10, 2021


Solomon is running out of it.

A broken and forgotten man fighting the demons of dementia, he longs for the past when both he and his beloved military town of Ginger Ridge once thrived.

When his stooped body collides with the hardened realities of the present, Solomon lies in a coma as an unidentifiable victim of a hit-and-run accident in a faraway city.

With nothing to keep him going but flashbacks of relationships from his past, Solomon has no idea what a difference he will make on the future …


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My Thoughts

You know when a story just hits you in that emotional spot... this is one of those books. I think once you get to a certain age you start seeing great grandparents or grandparents start changing before your very eyes. One day you look up and realize not only are you getting older but they are as well and with that sadly comes forgetfulness and other factors that come along when getting older. The author has done such a great job at depicting a character who is suffering from dementia. 

This is a very character driven story and it was so good. The author did such a great job not only in creating Solomon who I would consider the key character but also these other characters that were integral parts of how the story moved. We all need a Solomon in our lives. I definitely recommend this one.

My Rating: 4 Stars/Really Liked it

I received a copy of this book through Celebrate Lit. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

About the Author

Janet may not have realized she was a writer at the time, but her earliest childhood memories were spent creating fairy-tale stories of the father she never knew. That desire to connect with the mysterious man in a treasured photograph gave her a deep love for the endless possibilities of a healing and everlasting story.

A wife of one, mother of three, and Tootsie to four, she currently writes from her quiet two-acre corner near Louisville, Kentucky. She’s spent the last few years preparing to introduce her novels and children’s stories to the world.


More from Janet

  • – I’d have to say my inspiration for the character of Solomon Thomas came from my precious father-in-law. When we lost him almost ten years ago, we were inundated with countless stories of simple, behind-the-scenes acts of kindness he offered over many decades. I’m not sure he realized what a difference he made in the lives of others.


The same is true for my main character, Solomon Thomas. He comes from such a place of deep tragedy. Once he lost everything, he had nothing left to offer but himself. So he did.


There are many themes running throughout this story. A lost sense of home. Running out of time. Redemption and second chances. But more than this, connection and community. Sometimes, we are so trapped by our own brokenness, we don’t know how to let others in. But what if we did?


Solomon learned to do just that. Show up for people, and let them into his world as well. And over time, it was enough to breathe new life into his beloved town of Ginger Ridge.


What happens next? Solomon deserves a sequel, so I’ll be working on that very soon.

Blog Stops


To celebrate her tour, Janet is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card, a Solomon newsboy cap, and a paperback copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. thank you for your thoughts. you are so right about suddenly seeing the older people in our lives getting older.

  2. Janet, Solomon's Porch sounds like a brilliant read for me! Thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks, Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, for sharing your thoughts! Have a fantastic day!

  3. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this book, it sounds like a wonderful read

  4. Looks like an excellent book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

  5. This sounds like an excellent read.

  6. I'm interested! Thanks for sharing!