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 Never Cry Again

 Release Date: June, 2016

An Amazon 5-Star Book

“Set in the American South in the 1930s, Never Cry Again tells the story of a young man who beats all the odds. He is conceived in abuse, born into neglect, and raised with hatred. That he survives at all is a miracle, but he does much more. Year by year, chapter by chapter, he make a gritty determined climb out of poverty and hell, each rung on the ladder a hard-earned achievement. Jim Cole’s debut is a well-written, artfully told historical and literary journey that leaves you hoping for a sequel.” ….Ken Oder, author of the award-winning Whippoorwill Hollow series: The Closing and Old Wounds to the Heart.
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  1. I could see the picture as you were painting it with your words as if it were a movie in front of me. Well done.

  2. Each sentence, no each word, left me hungering for the next. Great read.

  3. Don’t know where you found the photo at the beginning of Chapter 1, but it eerily portrays the ramshackle house where young Drew existed with his mother . Can almost hear the creaking of the front porch as Uncle Eugene shuffles in the front door for another visit with Edith

  4. Your writing simply mesmerizes me. The words you chose paints such a vivid picture of this skinny, little forlorn kid named Drew I felt I could reach out and hug him. He reminds me of many of the students I taught and what went on behind closed doors. Can’t wait for the next installment!!

  5. Each sentence keeps me wanting more. Such a amazing read that makes me feel like I’m there in the book!. Bravo 👏
    Can’t wait to read more

  6. Maude is Drew’s life vest during these early years of his turbulence and uncertainty. She keeps him afloat and does so in a loving way for she is his protective angel on earth. And her sweet spirit glows as she instills her love of GOD in Drew as they gather to worship and sing great gospel songs.
    GOD’s Word tells us “Don’t neglect to open up your homes to guests, because by doing this some have been hosts to angels without knowing it.” (Hebrews 13:2)

  7. A realistic portrayal of mother-son relationship. The mother is not much of a mother, it is amazing how the young lad accepts it. Masterfully done. I feel for both, the boy and his mother, and would love to know what happens to him in the next installment.

  8. What a tough life for the ten-year-old, and you have portrayed it well enough for us readers to love him, and hate Edith and Eugene. Can’t wait for the next installment.

  9. Hello! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow
    you if that would be okay. I’m undoubtedly enjoying your blog and look forward
    to new posts.

    • JimCole

      May 11, 2016 at 2:29 pm

      Sorry, I don’t use Twitter. Glad you’re enjoying the blog. I post something new every weekend.

  10. Hi, Jim. Just started reading, now on Chapter 5, and I am enjoying it so much. Knew you wrote historical facts well, but your talent to tell a story is phenomenal. Even though we grew up in the 40s and 50s with relatively little, at least by today’s standards, of material things, we were blessed to grow up in Victoria with parents and friends who protected and cared for us. Unfortunately, many do not, in earlier days or today. Thank you for allowing us to share your talents, and I look forward to being able to buy the published work, and have the author sign it. It is good to be able to really get to know you and Marian as we share our interest in preserving our past.

  11. Astonishingly well written and insightful for a freely available online editorial!
    Kudos for this share!

  12. Appreciate you sharing, great forum post.Really thank you! Fantastic.

  13. Great read. I really love the main character . I look forward to read more of your work.

    • JimCole

      August 17, 2016 at 10:29 pm

      Thanks for the comment, Cindy. The completed novel is available on, as e-book, soft cover, and hard cover.

  14. Wow because this is excellent work! Congrats and keep it up.

  15. Anticipation!

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  23. Met you Saturday at Kroger in Pearland, I didn’t know of you and hadn’t read a book in years. Bought the book went home, started reading the book and could not stop. The book was so entertaining, I will definitely be on the look out for any other work from you. Thank you so much for getting my attention yesterday. And yes; I did need those tissues you gave me. thanks.

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