- File Size: 959 KB
- Print Length: 270 pages
- Publication Date: May 9, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B071NTMVGD
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,484,924 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Allison's War Kindle Edition
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At times I felt I was reading a Greek tragedy as all the characters became interwoven in love and deceit.
This isn’t a bad read. The characters are well fleshed out and one can feel Allison’s internal struggles of which are many: a rape, a child, a dead husband, an infant, a new love interest, moving and a host of other activities. I believe my problem was all the different pieces at work and the jumpy timeline. I’m big on chronology and a story following a steady path. At times this one would move forward three to four years at a time. I also found Allison to become a bit wish-washy, and instead of acting like an adult, fell back to teenage proclivities. But then that is the male perspective.
I did run across a few awkward sentences in that the point had been made but then a comma appeared with an afterthought. Those could be deleted and not harm the flow.
Ladies, I’m sure you’ll find yourselves well immersed in this saga. The descriptions of Australia and the “bush” are fantastic. Seldom have I read a novel where I found myself working to fall into the scenes. Not the case here. It’s exquisite and well thought out. The opening chapter will have you rumbling along the terrain in a cramped railroad car as Allison is hanging out a window waving Jim and Tommy on as they race the train on their horses. Definitely an excellent opening!
I would definitely have enjoyed more material covering the experiences the men shared during the Great War. For those who don’t remember, it was called that until World War Two broke out, then it became World War One.
In summary, I can see where women will definitely enjoy this compelling story of love, loss, regret and strength. Men, maybe not so much.
Women, this a four and-a-half star work. Men, I think we’d see as a three or three and-a-half. Thus we shall settle on four stars.