Life is more than just a feather in the wind…
Young Beau Jamison is backed into a corner due to some poor choices in life. Desperate to find a better way, he is thrust into a winding journey that leads him through the Midwest and beyond to an unexpected collision with faith and death that changes everything. Along the way he is influenced by a host of people and places, including a wise old friend nearing the end of his days, a beautiful, spirited young woman who captures his heart, and the soft, quiet whisper of the great outdoors. Rearview Sunset is an exciting tale of destiny, miracles, and many second chances that will engage your mind and memory, stir your spirit, and warm your heart.
Fiction, December 2009, 265 pages soft-cover, $14.00 ISBN 978-0-9883321-0-2
“Rearview Sunset, a novel by Wisconsin author Brett Champan, is a retrospective look at the life of Beau Jamison. It
can also initiate a retrospective look at the reader’s life. Beautifully written…I expect we will see more from this
Wisconsin author. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and predict it will be a winner.”
—Joyce Laabs, The Lakeland Times, Minocqua, WI full article
“I really enjoyed reading Rearview Sunset. It has a great blend of emotions – it will make you laugh, cry, smile, and
reflect on your own life and the path you took to get where you are today. Champan blends personal experience with
fiction and the result is an inspirational and relatable book.”
—Amanda Veldboom, Freelance Writer for Peninsula Pulse, Door County, WI, full article
“Mr. Champan’s work is refreshing in an age of violence and difficult times, uplifting in both style and substance. Set
in Wisconsin’s north, both the physical and spiritual landscape are engaging and compelling. If you like Mitch Albom’s
work, the novel The Shack by William Paul Young, or the works of Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook, Message in a Bottle),
you will enjoy this book.”
—Carol Lee, PhD, Professor Emerita, Wisconsin Public Library Director
"Great book! It's been a while since I've read a well-written fiction book like this. I think what I loved and appreciated most was how many of us have been down similar roads as this main character, we've just never had the words to describe it so well. Excited to read more from this author."
—Kate, SE Wisconsin
"Great characters make for great stories. Beau is like the junior high best friend I remember from days gone by. His story made me reflect on my own life in between chuckles. Well worth picking up."
—Paul, North Platte, Nebraska
"I'm not a reader, but I couldn't put it down."
—Marlene, Volunteer, Waukesha, WI
“A fascinating and poignant coming of age tale…a worthy and recommended choice.”
—James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, The Midwest Book Review
“I thought it was a great book that gives one hope when they feel too far gone from their ideals…I would think many people would be able to connect with this literature.”
—Diana, English Teacher, Chicago, IL
"I don't read much, but this makes me want to do more of it. It's the best book I've ever read."
—Ben, Farrier, Grand Junction, CO
"This book belongs on every table in Wisconsin..."
—Mary, Illinois resident with cabin in NW Wisconsin
"A refreshing and literary read..."
—Tessa, Bayfield, WI resident