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Banned from their home in the Navajo Nation as a result of their disobedience, Eliza and Alex Trellis build a new life for themselves and their two sons. Although life is a daily struggle, the boys grow up happy and healthy—until the oldest son Cameron starts to become envious of his younger brother and bandmate Austin, who gets everything he wants—fame, fortune and everyt ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published March 31st 2020 by Morgan James Publishing (first published August 13th 2019)
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Dec 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an interesting take on the story of the Fall and of Cain and Abel. The author's choice to make them members of the Navajo was an excellent, as it made the story more intriguing for me. Throughout the book I got a strong feeling for the hardships that were suffered by the characters, especially Eliza and Cameron. Eliza was definitely the central character, and I sympathized with her throughout. Cameron elicited sympathy too, even as he became more consumed with anger and jealousy, though ...more
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Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Jealous Son is an interesting book by Michele Chynoweth. Based on the familiar Biblical account of Cain and Abel the reader pretty much knows where the story is headed and yet the author has fleshed it out and brought into modern-day to bring a powerful message to her readers. The characters are believable and relatable, with their faults and foibles portrayed along with their good points. The story is a well-written yet gritty tale that deals with very real and raw issues of human life espe ...more
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Twists and turns

Michele carries us on quite a journey with this family. Not on!y is the plot captivating, but we get a vivid tour of various places and customs within the Native American community. The emotional, psychological, and spiritual insights we gain from these pages are eye opening. Lots of life lessons packed into this book.
Feb 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Her best book yet. I enjoy how the author sets bible stories to today. I quickly became reluctant to put the book down. It does include a fair amount of social issues, but it also shows a couple’s ability to heal and remain joined through tragedies.
The Jealous Son is an inspirational Christian fiction novel by author Michele Chynoweth. A contemporary take on the story of Cain and Abel.

Wow, this novel had my emotions every which way…tissues are a must. I wasn’t sure what to think of the story, written mostly from the mother’s view, the author deals wondrously with some hard issues.

This was a hard novel for me to read, one minute sailing along, the next setting it aside so I could think about it. Reader beware: there is talk of sex, drugs &
Justine Bunville
I really enjoyed this book! Sucked me in from the very start and kept me hooked throughout. This story hit on many levels for me. Plus, I am a former Arizona resident and loved when a familiar landmark would be mentioned in the story. This was the first book I've read by this author. I can say I am a fan of her writing style and I will definitely be reading her other books! ...more
Stanley McCluskey
Enjoyed the book and story of how Michele was able to bring the Cain and Abel story into the future. The story line was original and not predictable - not depressing. It was a great read! Each child has their own personality and Michele brought that out in the book. This book will not disappoint you! Purchase it today!
Audra Sanlyn
Jul 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Jealous Son is a beautiful retelling of the story of Cain and Abel. Set in modern times, it brings to light the dangers of favoritism, secrets and complacency. It's a reminder that we leave behind a legacy that will last for generations to come. Whether you've never cracked a Bible, or are an avid theologian, this story proves entertaining and relevant in today's society. ...more
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Michele Chynoweth is an award-winning inspirational fiction author who believes that the stories in the Bible's Old Testament are full of wonderful messages from God - but that they're usually hard to read - so she retells them in a contemporary way so today's readers can relate, get God's message and be entertained by their suspense, drama and romance. She is a former news reporter and advertisin ...more

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