- File Size: 561 KB
- Print Length: 240 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Blind Tiger Press; 1 edition (October 7, 2012)
- Publication Date: October 7, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009O0X9BE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,580,740 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Some Glad Morning Kindle Edition
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Some Glad Morning has a soul.It positively soars!
Because of the letters.
Everyone needs something to hold on to during times of heartache and sorrow.Ransom finds his tether to sanity tied to the letters. The words entrance himand as he is surrounded by death and destruction, the love that emanates fromthem keep his mind from breaking.
I cried. I laughed. I felt my own memories of my great-grandfather surface,because only men from that era exhibited the raw strength of character thatRansom does.
Take a step back to a time of real heroes that risked everything for honor andpride.
--AshleyFontainne, internationalbestselling author of Eviscerating the Snake series.
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This book is the kind of "quest" novel one finds most often in fantasy: penniless hero must go on the road to find the grail/princess/magic potion that will save the kingdom. What I loved most about it was that instead of dragons and trolls and evil knights, as he travels the hero of Some Glad Morning is battling chronic human stupidity in the form of racism, violence, poverty, greed, and sheer pig-headedness. But in the end more people are inclined to help Ransom on his journey than not, so while it at no time feels unrealistic and there's still plenty of awfulness to go around, ultimately the theme is one of hope and possibility.
Above all, Horton excels at vivid renderings of place and people. You can feel the icy mud in the trench in France and see the wounded and stunned Ransom struggle to ease the suffering of the men dying around him. You can smell the river and the scents of fish and cornbread cooking out of doors, picture Amelia Rose with her hair loosed and the rope wound around her waist as a belt, taste poor Cecil Owens' salvaged moonshine burning your throat. With a never-ending parade of real and fascinating characters - from the Masseys on their farm to Froggy in his shack, from lost waif Caleb to the high-flying Ace Edwards - we get to not just watch Ransom on his travels, but be on the road with him, experiencing it all.
This is one of those stories that reminds you, without being the least bit preachy, that we're all in this journey together. It's a great book for hard times and a wonderful debut novel. I hope to see many more from Mr. Horton!
Horton is absolutely artistic, his words paint in a way that stimulates ALL of your senses. His characters spring to life from his very first chapter and take a place in your mind and heart. You KNOW THESE PEOPLE... they are not buried on flat pages but take on a flesh and blood role to you. I will be reading more from Mr. Horton.
Some Glad Morning is to be shared and discussed... so that's what I'm doing. Another order will go out today!
Top international reviews
The book does an excellent job of weaving romance, history and even suspense into this good piece of fiction. The war and war aftermath are handled with a respectful knowledge of history. Several of the secondary characters are fleshed out to add background humour and wisdom to the plot. I especially like the character of Amelia Rose -- she may be the most sensible of the bunch! If you are looking for some fresh literature to enjoy, I highly recommend this read.