Today’s Book of the Day is a Contemporary Fiction novel by award-winning author Tom Swyers and it’s 80% off for a limited time. Saving Babe Ruth has a 4.6 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $4!
“Saving Babe Ruth is a great story for anyone who has to deal with conflict and isn’t afraid to stand up for what they believe in.” Robert – Amazon Reviewer
Saving Babe Ruth
by Tom Swyers
Rating: 4.6 Stars
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Price: $0.99 save $4
When Civil War buff and burned-out lawyer David Thompson fights to save a kids’ baseball league, he’s launched on a thrill ride that threatens his family, his team, and his life. Captivating characters lead double lives and keep secrets in this award-winning page-turner based on a true story.
A cast of shady adults and the high school baseball coaches hate David for trying to save it. They’ll do anything to wreck the league so that their elite travel teams can take over its beautiful ball field, even if it means going after David and his family.
The harder David battles to save the league, the worse things get. He’s in way over his head and he’s also stuck in a family catch- 22. If he surrenders, he might lose his son’s love along with his own self-respect to say nothing of losing baseball for the sandlot kids in town. Yet if he doesn’t back down, he’ll lose his marriage and his son will lose any chance to play on the high school team.
To make things right, underdog David Thompson needs to know when to fold and when to fight. He’s being pushed and shoved to his breaking point and only one thing is for sure: If he snaps, he’s not planning on taking prisoners.
David is on an emotional roller coaster and he can’t get off. He’s fighting his own civil war as he struggles to make a difference in the town he cherishes without bringing harm to the family he loves.
Here’s what the reviewers have to say:
I really, really loved Saving Babe Ruth by Tom Swyers. It was a great story centered around a sport very close to my heart – youth baseball. Tom is a great story teller and puts together a wonderful one in Saving Babe Ruth. I couldn’t put this one down.
This book was so good I have re-read it twice and each time picking up nuances I missed the time before. I travel for business and first read this on a flight from LA to NY…Before I knew it The flight was over and so was the book. You will NOT wan to put this down!
This a must read for any parent whose child is involved in sports. Tom Swyers’ writing reminds us of why we played the game and why baseball is important to the development of ethics and fair play in our children. This book reminds us why we love this game.
Dynamic characters and well written. A must read for people that love a great true story about someone trying to speak out about something wrong and it turning their world upside down. The story focuses around baseball politics but digs down into corruption and special interest and deals with a family trying to stay together. Wonderful story well worth a read. Highly recommended.
For any fan of baseball, this is a novel about saving what is dear to us. Family and the game. Wonderfully written in a way that makes the book an easy read, was difficult to put down. The only sad part about this book for me was finishing it.
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About The Author
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Award-winning author Tom Swyers first had an audience on the edge of their seat (and the girls giggling) when his play, “The Great Train Robbery,” made its debut in the seventh grade.
After high school, he worked his way through some of the best colleges in the country. Employed in a variety of jobs ranging from a late-night convenience store clerk to a fine jewelry salesperson, Tom eventually graduated from college and then worked his way through law school in the caverns of Wall Street.
Since then, he’s studied at the New York State Summer Writer’s Institute at Skidmore College. He’s also a member of both the Authors Guild and the Hudson Valley Writers Guild.
Along the way, he married his high school sweetheart and raised a family. With that came baseball, but that’s another story (“Saving Babe Ruth”). Tom is also an award-winning youth sports advocate.
When he isn’t writing or reading, Tom is usually running (literally) away from trouble on the back roads of Upstate, New York where he lives with his family and two cats (really two dogs working undercover).
“Saving Babe Ruth” is his first novel and these are some of the awards it has received:
* Gold Winner, “Best First Book: Fiction,” 2015 Independent Book Publishers Association’s Benjamin Franklin Book Awards.
* Silver Winner, “Best Popular Fiction,” 2015 Independent Book Publisher Association’s Benjamin Franklin Book Awards.
* Reader Views, “Best Regional Fiction 2014/2015: Northeast.”
* Finalist, “Best New Fiction,” 2014 USA Best Book Awards.
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