Another 5 star review has been received for Breaking Liberator’s Shackles. The average ratings for reviews to date is 4.86 stars out of a possible 5. A copy of this current review follows the graphics for the novel’s cover.
Review by M.A. Appleby, September 10, 2015
By Marjorie Appleby, an author, on Goodreads, September 10, 2015 and Amazon, September 11, 2015, 5 out of 5 star rating.
If you are a history buff, as Mr. Wilson surely is, and you want a glimpse into what happened to prisoners taken by the Japanese during World War II, then you need to read Breaking Liberator’s Shackles. It gently guides you through an American Airman’s perspective as he relives his nightmare of the War in the Pacific. Undoubtedly, reoccurring dreams, termed post-traumatic stress syndrome today, follows the person for the rest of his/her life, to cope they often push the unpleasant memories into the deep recesses of their minds only to find that by sharing their story they can break those haunting shackles. This is a poignant story, immersing the reader into the depths of solitude where only the prisoner’s wits and strong faith in God keeps them alive.
Nearly a generation later, the Airman embarks on a journey to tell his son what really happened all those years ago in an attempt to prepare him for his tour of duty in the Viet Nam jungle. The Airman knows that the details of the story will not come easy so he takes his son on a fishing trip to a well-known area that reminds them both of a more pleasant time. War is hell, but Mr. Wilson makes this remarkable story a lesson in hope and faith…and survival under the cruelest of circumstances; may this be the tribute Mr. Wilson intended to all World War II participants!
I have just posted the nineteenth review of other authors’ work on my site, Amazon and other locations. Following the recent reading (and posting a review) for M.A. Appleby’s THE ANCIENT WHISPERER, the first of her A WHISPER MYSTERY TRILOGY, I had to read the sequel. The following is the review as I have posted it for WHISPERED DREAMS:
A WONDERFUL SEQUEL:
Following the reading of Ms. Appleby’s exceptional first book of her A WHISPER MYSTERY TRIOLOGY, I continued to be captured by Book Two, WHISPERED DREAMS. The world of suspense the author has created, coupled with a plot of intrigue and characters of which the reader will love (or for the villains… detest), reminds the reader of why they read fiction. At least it did for me. The twists are numerous yet believable as the reader experiences a family coping with issues requiring cunning and faith in one another. The family is faced with questions concerning who to trust as they become embroidered with a plot to overthrow the royalty of a mid-eastern government. Of course, as a trilogy, this novel provides a cliff hanger. It will have the reader clamoring for the third book. I highly recommend WHISPERED DREAMS, but I also recommend reading the first book in the trilogy first, THE ANCIENT WHISPER.
I have added a review for an eighteenth book to the Recommended Reads page of my site. This review is for a sequel to a novel I rated as one of the best novels I have ever read. The following is a copy of the current review, but check out the other reviews on my site.
A FLAME PUT OUT by Erin Riley, Historical Romance, Soul Mate Publishing, 225 pages, ISBN: 978-1-61935-903-1
QUALITY OF THIS SEQUEL HAS NOT DEMINISHED:
When I read the first book of the SON OF ODIN trilogy, I stated in the review it was one of the best novels I have ever read. Upon starting a read of A FLAME PUT OUT, I was curious to discover could the second book in the series be a good as the first, ODIN’S SHADOW. I must report it is.
Erin Riley has the ability to write in a fashion that captivates a reader and makes the reader feel the passion, tribulations and joy of characters as they are immersed in plots and conditions keeping the reader crying for more. I definitely recommend this read… it is a continuation of one of the best novels I have ever read. I look forward to reading the third novel of this trilogy.