"Chynoweth manages to make the story feel incredibly visceral. She shows a talent for taking small details from the original Bible story and turning them into valuable plot developments…the key to the novel's success is the author's ability to provide deep insights into her characters' tumultuous mental states. A bold, tragic, and emotionally exploratory drama." - KIRKUS REVIEWS
Banned from their home in the Navajo Nation as a result of their disobedience, Eliza and Alex Trellis build a new life for themselves and their two sons. Although life is a daily struggle, the boys grow up healthy and happy—until the oldest son Cameron starts to become envious of his younger brother and bandmate Austin, who gets everything he wants—fame, fortune and all that goes with it. Jealous that his brother seems to unfairly gain the attention of their parents, the accolades of the world and the love of his girl, Cameron seeks to find justice once and for all. A modern-day take on the story of Cain and Abel, The Jealous Son portrays what happens when envy goes too far.
"Eliza (the narrator) tells the story with all the joy and pain of a mother wanting only the best for her sons in a way that only a mother can feel. Michele Chynoweth has written a book that will quickly become a classic in the inspirational fiction genre. This is without a doubt a book one should not pass up." -Reader's Favorite
"The key to the novel's success is the author's ability to provide deep insights into her characters' tumultuous mental states... A bold, tragic, and emotionally exploratory drama." -Kirkus Reviews