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Aletta is historical fiction set prior to and during the Boer War in South Africa. Most of the characters are Dutch settlers and much of the novel centers around romance between a Dutch woman and Englishman. There is also some intrigue and a case of mistaken identity.
A well written book from an author who is knowledgeable about Africa, the landscape and politics. I would definitely read more by this author.
01/24/2015
I enjoyed this book until the ending when I was completely disgusted and shocked. To describe a pregnant woman as "disfigured" and to characterize her as unlovable?? Or that the characters wouldn´t love each other the same if one of them were to become disfigured/disabled?? Pretty shallow stuff.
06/15/2010
Alfred Wurr - Fun, Exciting Sci-fi/fantasy Adventure
FEATURED AUTHOR - Alfred Wurr is a Canadian author, video game and software developer, computer scientist, and former Olympic wrestler.  As our Author of the Day, he tells us all about his book, Phantom Frost. Please give us a short introduction to what Phantom Frost is about. In 1983 Nevada, an amnesic snow being, haunted by visions of impending doom, must evade the government agents that hunt him. He’s got to keep a low profile and stay cool in a too-hot world as he seeks out an ancient chamber that may hold… Read more