Skip to content

Review: Circumstances of Childhood by John W. Howell

October 16, 2017

Circumstances of Childhood by John W. Howell

About the Book:

When a former pro football star and broadcaster, now a Wall Street maven is accused of insider trading, will he be able to prove his innocence and expose those who are guilty?

Greg and his boyhood pal dreamed of big success in professional football and then later in business. Greg was the only one to live the dream. Now the founder of an investment fund Greg is faced with a routine audit finding by the SEC. The audit points to irregularities and all the tracks lead to Greg. The justice department hits him with an indictment of 23 counts of fraud, money laundering, and insider trading. His firm goes bust, and Greg is on his own.

His best friend knows he is innocent but has been ordered under penalty of eternal damnation not to help.

If you enjoy stories of riches to rags, redemption, brotherly love, and a little of the paranormal, Circumstance of Childhood will keep you riveted.


My Thoughts:

By chapter two I was hooked.

John tells a fascinating legal tale with a twist that I found enthralling. I love a good legal drama and the author John W. Howell has certainly provided a detailed account with several unexpected twists. I also learnt a lot about football plays! An imaginative fictional memoir that follows Greg Petros through his football career, family tragedy and the collapse of his high profile company.

Poor Greg. I’ve not known a character to go through so much and still stay so positive.

The characters are well developed, their relationships are believable and genuine. This is a story of a friendship that will stand the test of time, and death won’t be the end of it.


From → Reviews

  1. Thank you, Laurie, for the wonderful review. I am thrilled that you like the book and really appreciate you taking time to read and review it.

  2. Reblogged this on Fiction Favorites and commented:
    Laurie Bell is an interviewer, a reviewer, and a writer. She has reviewed Circumstances of childhood and I’m pleased to have you read what she wrote. Thank you, Laurie.

  3. Gwen Plano permalink

    What a great review, Laurie. Like you, I thoroughly enjoyed the book! πŸ™‚

  4. Reblogged this on Musings on Life & Experience and commented:
    A great review of John W. Howell’s latest book.

  5. Fantastic review, Laurie. I loved John’s book, too!

  6. Wonderful review. I really enjoyed this one too.

  7. Great review, Laurie – this was a fantastic read!

  8. com/2017/10/16/recapitulation-circumstances-of-childhood-by-john-w-howell/” rel=”nofollow”>Musings on Life & experience and commented:
    A heavy(p) recapitulation of John W. thank you, Laurie.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: