A Light in the Desert is “gritty and well scripted”

I am delighted to share that the February 2019 issue the book review magazine “Small Press Bookwatch” features a review of  my novel A Light in the Desert.

Small Press Bookwatch is a subsidiary of the Midwest Book Review, an organization that was founded in 1976 and is “committed to promoting literacy, library usage, and small press publishing.”

My thanks to the Midwest Book Review for taking the time to read and review A Light in the Desert.

“A gritty, well scripted novel with elements of Post-Traumatic Stress, sheer survival, and issues associated with child abuse, Anne Montgomery’s ‘A Light in the Desert’ is an intrinsically gripping read from beginning to end by an author with a genuine flair for originality and compelling narrative driven storytelling. While unreservedly recommended for community library Contemporary General Fiction collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that ‘A Light in the Desert’ is also available in a digital book format.”

Midwest Book Review  February 2019

A Light in the Desert-cov (6)


Blank Slate Press/Amphorae Publishing Group

286 Pages

Price: $16.95 Paperback, $9.99 eBook


As a Vietnam veteran and former Special Forces sniper descends into the throes of mental illness, he latches onto a lonely pregnant teenager and a group of Pentecostal zealots – the Children of Light – who have been waiting over thirty years in the Arizona desert for Armageddon. When the Amtrak Sunset Limited, a passenger train en route to Los Angeles, is derailed in their midst in a deadly act of sabotage, their lives are thrown into turmoil. As the search for the saboteurs heats up, the authorities uncover more questions than answers. And then the girl vanishes. As the sniper struggles to maintain his sanity, a child is about to be born in the wilderness.



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