Many of us often learn more from reading fiction than non-fiction. It might have to do with an author’s literary license. or maybe it’s because fictional scenes can compile many events. Hopefully, you will gain some fun insight into the world of real estate from my new novel, Bedford Falls.
Grisham isn’t losing any sleep over this, but the story goes like this …
When Danny Bedford, a firefighter and father of three young children, dies in a house fire while trying to rescue a baby trapped in the inferno, his ten year old son, Bally, comes to resent his father’s decision to take ‘too great of a risk’, and vows to always protect his siblings.
30 years later, Bally is a college sports legend and hometown hero. But disaster strikes his newest real estate development, The Neighborhood at Bedford Falls. Suddenly, Bally’s personal fortune and the careers of his entire family are put on the verge of collapse.
When a prayer is answered with a booming clap of thunder in Downtown Columbus, a sinister betrayal is revealed that will alter the Bedford family’s future for generations to come, and a kid on a bike must make the decision of his life.
A contemptible newspaper columnist, fair-weather allies, and the person who sabotaged The Neighborhood at Bedford Falls, all conspire to bring Bally to the brink of ruin.
That’s when Bally and his wife, Emily, retreat to the old neighborhood, where they learn new details about the shocking impact of Danny Bedford’s fall 30 years ago.
Their son Ryan, a renaissance priest, a beautiful violinist, and Tomorrow’s Cowboy, all have roles to play, if the Bedford family is to survive.
If you like stories of seemingly unconnected characters making huge impacts on the dreams of others, you might like this book.
Heroes are everywhere. But will Bally know where to look … when Bedford Falls?
Many of you, in real estate related fields …
might recognize yourself in some of the good characters of the book. Be confident, however, that all of the villains are purely made-up imaginations!