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Mr Chambers use and accuracy of New York Revolutionary War history and Iroquois culture is amazing. He weaves a romantic adventure filled with the above. The protagonist tells a first person tale of Sullivan's 1779 Expedition against the Iroquois who remained loyal to the British. This was a total war March before Sherman.
01/07/2017
An unorthodox plot told from the antagonist point of view. The author releases incremental information and allows the reader to believe the antagonist is the protagonist. I agree with the description of a first rate experience from a first rate author. A mixture of mystery, humor, romance and tragedy. I could say more.
12/25/2016
Not one of Hardy's best but still a good read. The plot has too many coincidental turns to be believable; however the two central characters are complex enough to carry the story. If you are a fan of astronomy then a plus.
11/04/2016
I agree with the previous review except that there was a little too much information about the fishing and canning industry. Still a good read.
10/13/2016
The first book that I have read in this era that portrayed an African-American as a human being.
09/05/2016
This book is the fictional account of the 1898 Wilmington, NC massacre or race riot where local Black officials who were legally elected, were killed or run out of town by white surpremist. This is an extremely well written book by an outstanding author. I reread several passages because the phrasing were spot-on.
02/24/2016
This is the second book that I have read by the author. This is an entertaining plot where the death of a prospector inspires his daughter to travel to the northwest and search for his lost gold claim. She only has a map, two photographs,and a small grubstake when she arrives in a territory of cattlemen, prospectors, the antagonist, and the hero. An easy and entertaining read.
I would have given a higher rating (western genre) except for the ending.
02/17/2016
The Promise is made to an old Indian woman. The hero is no hero in the beginning of the story. He is a heavy drinker and gets into plenty of scoffles. He is disowned by his rich father and scorned by his fiancee. The hero makes his way to the logging country and... yes another happy ending.
Not much substance but good entertainment.
02/10/2016
Claire Duffy - Snarky Protagonists, Dark Facts Blended With Fiction, and Suspenseful Crime-solving
FEATURED AUTHOR - Claire Duffy was a screenwriter for over a decade until she caught herself cycling past a production company and giving it the finger. She decided she didn't like the person the film industry was turning her into. Duffy quit, took a temporary job at a daycare in Stockholm, and wrote her first novel while her class of one-year-olds took their afternoon nap. Through blogging that story in daily chapters, she discovered indie publishing and never looked back.