- File Size: 1403 KB
- Print Length: 298 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Sunbird Press (October 29, 2017)
- Publication Date: October 29, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B076T7Z3QK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #594,326 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The prose is expressive, vivid, and eloquent. The characters are multi-faceted, genuine, and sympathetic. And the plot is a sweeping saga filled with life, loss, familial dynamics, secrets, determination, self-discovery, loneliness, friendship, war, survival, forgiveness, and love.
The Secret Life of Alfred Nightingale is truly a wonderfully written, poignant novel by Stonehill that does an exceptional job of blending historical facts, remarkable characterization, and heartfelt fiction into an incredibly moving story that reminds us that life is very precious and often all too short.
Most of all, I love the way Rebecca brings settings to life that to me are foreign, in this case, Crete, a country I have never visited. Now I want to go – that should say it all! Not only that; I came of age in the 60’s, and so the atmosphere of happy-go-lucky young travellers taking off with hardly a penny in their pockets and somehow surviving in paradise – well, I did that, and it was great to it vicariously in the first part of this novel – even though, with the wisdom of hindsight, my older, more mature self felt like giving young Jim a good shake.
But most of all, it’s the second part of the novel that shook me to the core, as well-written and poignant World War II stories inevitably do. These stories make me aware of my pampered life and force me to find my better self, as they bring to life the dangers and sacrifices faced by people and communities who had no choice but to live through the horrors of war. So, again, this novel sank into me and made me feel, think, love with its characters. So all that is left is for me to say thank you, Rebecca, and to you, reader : Read This Book!