- File Size: 932 KB
- Print Length: 398 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Tuesday House (March 15, 2013)
- Publication Date: March 15, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BVOI0ME
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #338,413 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Whiskey Tide Kindle Edition
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Ultimately, this story is about FAMILY: its oddities, its endearments, its commitments, its bonds. Against the backdrop of Prohibition, relationships form, love evolves, and hatred unfolds.
THE WHISKEY TIDE flows with multi-layered portraits of complex relationships ... goodness and villainy.
It is a story for today.
The Whiskey Tide really captures the era of the Prohibition, when social mores were in flux. It's a rollicking rum-running tale--replete with a a nod to the gangster underworld, the jazz age, flappers. Imagine The Great Gatsby meets Road to Perdition on the high seas.
Though the characters are somewhat stereotypical: smart rich girl falls for handsome, working-class guy, a gullible widow, evil plotting uncle, a gangster, a fallen sister, a damaged WWI vet--they each rise above their character flaws--except the gangster, who is a bad guy, of course.
Morally upstanding heroine, Kate (who reminds me of Katharine Hepburn), overcomes the straitjacket imposed by a privileged upbringing, is believable, even though she breaks the law for all the right reasons to support family and home. However, we don't get a backstory of her being conflicted by the (lack of) justification of her illegal actions but the arc of the plot is solid. It holds.
Authentically told historical fiction at its best: I found myself wishing for a sequel. I will miss the supporting character, Mrs. Cole. I've read far too many bad ebooks--which I delete from my library as soon as I'm done reading them--this book is a keeper. Four point five stars.
(FWIW, I am using real n-lines, not double hyphens; it's an Amazon typo, not mine.)
Family Friends are people who we think they are and who will be there when the chips are down. Isn't it really all about how we handle adversity.
whither we let it get the best of us or do we get better from it. Against the backdrop of Prohibition, relationships form, love evolves,and the pettiness of some comes to light. I love the mixture of adventure, and romance, the development of relations with associates, friends, neighbors and Family. And then to wind it all up with a got ya ending. Thank you ! ! now if you have not read this yet do so..