- File Size: 2898 KB
- Print Length: 396 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1533191360
- Publisher: James Richard (January 2, 2016)
- Publication Date: January 2, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01A4MPIUU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,082 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I found the book from the first page to the last to be very heart-warming. It depicts and old man sharing his life during the early 1900s with a young boy, his grandson. That the elder gent has lived an interesting life there can be no doubt. But it’s the sweetness of the characters themselves and the tenderness of the moments they spend together, and the cherished memories that stitch their lives together that make you long for days gone by. Not just for the long lost era of the 1900s, but even of the calm interludes that in our day and age can bring an older grandpa and a younger grandson together to share quality time like this, which are so hard to come by. That’s the second thing I look for in great historical fiction: that it leaves me with a genuine sense of loss. As ages go by, mankind progresses, yes, but always at a price, and always by sacrificing something dear about ourselves we would have been wise to hold on to. This book conveys this sentiment in spades.
The author has brought alive 1900s in detail, right from the descriptions to the way the characters speak, adding a lot of depth and background to the story. A very well written tale.
The pacing is great, the characters well fleshed out and the dialogue true to the period. Several times I find myself mouthing some of the conversations to see how it rolled off my tongue. That there was strong love and respect in the relationships between the characters are very evident, despite the sometime grumpy tone of Elizabeth. Also, Will’s love for his grandson is beautifully conveyed in the easy going relationship between the two. They conversed like two men, and that set the tone of the book for me. Great read!
The story is perfect for the time frame,, the setting was described wonderfully, but my favorite part---the characters! To me, they totally make a story worthwhile. From the good, to the bad, and even to the romantic love interest, this book was sensational. I'm happy I stumbled across it on Amazon!! I don't want to give away plot details, but I recommend checking this out!
The stories are very much character driven with individual tales about a local population, how they feel, think and behave. This was so well written, I felt invested in the protagonists and their lives. Some were likeable, others made me shake my head at their hypocrisies, but all kept me fully engaged.
If you're looking for a historical romance, mystery, and of good solid writing, look no further. 5 stars.
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