Welcome to the Friday edition of the Cafe and Bookstore Update. The first author with a recent review is Malia Ann Haberman for her book Letters from an American Soldier: A True Love Story told through real Love Letters. The letters were written by Malia Ann’s father who was fighting in the Korean War to her mother..
These AMAZING love letters will take you inside the mind, heart, and soul of an American Soldier while he’s training then fighting overseas in the Korean War. They’re real, and personal, and heartbreaking, and heartwarming. They’re filled with deep, raw emotions that are hard to replicate in fiction. They show how war can change a person.
These letters really are incredibly awesome. Grab a copy and give it a read. I promise, you won’t be sorry.
One of the recent reviews for the book
A real life love story through the eyes of a soldier during the Korean war. Letter by letter, the reader can imagine what life must have been like for those stationed far away from loved ones in a time when communication took days or weeks. Bill’s love and desire to be with his darling Nita is so sweetly and authentically expressed. It makes you want to read “just one more letter,” and before you know it, the book is as hard to put down as any fictional romance novel.
Read the reviews and buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/Letters-American-Soldier-Story-Through-ebook/dp/B072WM24Q3
Also by Malia Ann Haberman
Read the reviews and buy the books: https://www.amazon.com/Malia-Ann-Haberman/e/B009CJ0DNE
and on Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Malia-Ann-Haberman/e/B009CJ0DNE
Read more reviews and follow Malia Ann Haberman on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5769159.Malia_Ann_Haberman
Connect to Malia Ann Haberman via her blog: https://maliaannhaberman.wordpress.com
Time to catch up with another author David Lawlor with a review for his latest book Patriot’s Blood (A Liam Mannion Book Four)
It’s 1922 and Liam Mannion is in despair as Ireland tears itself apart in a bloody civil war.
Friends and families split over the terms of the treaty that ended the battle with the British. Unwilling to fight old comrades, Liam refuses to take sides.
His fiancée Kate has thrown herself into the new conflict. She can’t accept Liam’s decision to remain neutral and their relationship falters.
Meanwhile, The Watchman – an assassin whose mission Liam previously foiled – is back in Ireland on a murder spree, targeting the couple’s closest friends and allies, including the new state’s Commander-in-Chief, Michael Collins.
Liam is soon drawn further into the war as he finds himself in a desperate race to protect those he loves from a psychopath intent on killing them all.
A recent review for the book
I was delighted to find the Liam Mannion series continued.
After the peace treaty of Michael Collins with the English, some Irish feel that he sold them out and so the Irish conflict continues and again ‘brothers’ are fighting each other, although it is a less open civil war.
Liam won’t fight his former comrades, he’d only fight the English. But his girlfriend Kate fights on Michael Collins side, while at the same time there’s a lone killer, Branwen, taking out ‘traitors’.
He’s coming after Kate and Liam, so Liam can’t avoid getting involved.
Lawlor writes great dialogue, authentic settings and excellent suspense. Scene setting seems to come to him effortlessly. The novel is skillfully written and full of accurate historical details. The characters are well chosen with their individual backgrounds to illustrate the conflict, the various viewpoints taken and the intense tragedy of a civil war.
I found it very moving to see the conflict and its unfolding. The story is gripping, chilling with its depiction of violence, especially as it’s between people sharing so much of the same goals. This truly is an excellent series that I can’t recommend highly enough.
Also by David Lawlor
Read all the reviews for the series: https://www.amazon.com/David-Lawlor/e/B00E3T1EWW
and Amazon UK : https://www.amazon.co.uk/David-Lawlor/e/B00E3T1EWW
Read more reviews and follow David Lawlor on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7059828.David_Lawlor
Connect to David Lawlor via his website/blog: https://historywithatwist.wordpress.com/
A couple of updates for Geoff Le Pard.. Another new cover for one of his books and a new book due on November 30th available for pre-order.
First a brand new cover for Life in a Grain Of Sand.
These 30 short stories are a mixture of genres and points of view: they cover horror, espionage, through thrillers, humour, romance and MG. There is something for everyone. They were written in a month, one a day, approximately 1667 words each. They can be read over breakfast and will have you laughing and crying, thinking and cringing.
One of the reviews for the book
Life in a grain of sand, a collection of short stories, is the result of an amusing project: the author, Goeff Le Pard, set himself the target of producing one story a day for a month. The anthology makes for an entertaining read, including something for every taste.
Some of the characters such as members of the Dongle family and the picturesque Mrs. Pickwick show up more than once, so that I became quite fond of them.
A murderer, a grandmotherly ghost, a man living in a blackboard, a secret agent, assorted allotment-holders and children. A war story. A little fantasy and sci-if. One of my literary heroes, Samuel Pepys, even makes an appearance – what more could I ask?
I gave it five stars because it achieves exactly what it sets out to do. Well-written, amusing, varied.
Read the reviews and buy the book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Life-Grain-Sand-Geoff-Pard-ebook/dp/B01G7RXG
And due on November 30th and available for pre-order...Life in a Flash
Life is fast, life is short. In a series of short fiction pieces, most under 500 words, we explore the world, its inhabitants and their trials and tribulations, their ups and downs and sideways shifts, all with humour and decent grammar. You’ll find something to amuse and intrigue here and if, unlikely as it is, one piece isn’t for you, well, turn the page and start again.
Pre-order the book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Life-Flash-Geoff-Pard-ebook/dp/B076T96M2Y
Also by Geoff Le Pard
Read all the reviews and buy the books: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Geoff-Le-Pard/e/B00OSI7XA0
And Amazon US:https://www.amazon.com/Geoff-Le-Pard/e/B00OSI7XA0
Read more reviews and follow Geoff on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9791177.Geoff_Le_Pard
Connect with Geoff on his blog: http://geofflepard.com/
Thank you for dropping in today and please go and explore these books and their authors further.. Thanks Sally