Portals focuses on Jesse Whitestone, a heartbroken widower who is offered a supernatural chance at changing the past and saving his late wife while simultaneously meeting and being attracted to Savannah—a sweet, smart, green-eyed blonde who loves veggie pizza.
The novel explores a question pondered by many: If I could change the past, would I?
For Jesse, the question isn’t rhetorical. His wife, Ellen, drowned in Stillman’s Lake while the couple were celebrating their sixth anniversary. The trauma leads to soul-searching, a struggle to make sense of what strikes Jesse as senseless. Now, three years later, Jesse is given a chance to go back and change the events of that fateful day when he finds himself lured into the portals room, the fantastic, other-worldly domain of Tsor whose identity is, for a time, a mystery. It is in the portals room that Tsor offers Jesse an opportunity to change the past, to undo the worst day of his life.
Is there a God that can be trusted with the grief and pain associated with such inexplicable loss or should Jesse take Tsor up on his offer, seize the opportunity and control his own destiny?
Long a fan of Christian fiction, Michael Kimball offers as his introductory novel, Portals, a story filled with unforgettable characters, face-offs between good and evil, and unpredictable twists of plot.
Together with his writing, Michael produces weekly podcasts and has served as the voice artist for a non-fiction audiobook.
Michael and his wife, Sheila, make their home in the Mid Hudson Valley of New York.