Book Spotlight – Making Issac Hunt – Linda Leigh Hargrove

Making Isaac Hunt was first published by Moody Publishers in 2007 as a novel entitled The Making of Isaac Hunt. The publishing rights were returned in 2017 so I renamed it to match the other two novels in the “Isaac Hunt” series.

It’s a coming-of-age book about a young biracial man in search of meaning in life. Along his journey he encounters racism but also love. I was inspired to write the book by the events surrounding the Rodney King beating and the racism that reared its head in our nation after that.

This was my first novel and I enjoyed writing the lives of my characters, especially Isaac and Catty (the love interest). It was fun write in so many character’s voices, although I know now in retrospect that I had too many characters (LOL). I also enjoyed exploring Isaac’s search for meaning in life and seeing God and faith through fresh eyes.

The favorite scene was when I had him trapped in a burning truck with no way out. Long story short, he does get out, but his life is changed forever.

The most difficult scene to write was the last because I struggled with how to end it.

I want people to take away of message of hope for conciliation between blacks and whites who claim the same faith in God. This will take a strong commitment to relationship no matter what; over politics and patriotism. It will require sacrifices and soul searching, especially from those who have caused the most pain.

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