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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Review: A Beautiful, Glittering Lie by J.D.R. Hawkins

1:30 PM Posted by James Noel No comments
A Beautiful, Glittering LieA Beautiful, Glittering Lie by J.D.R. Hawkins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What I liked about the main character - As with many soldiers, Hiram is torn between country and family. He seeks to provide for them but also knows he needs to defend what he believes in. I liked his strength, the letters he sent back to his wife and I especially liked how he strived to set himself apart from the others to be a gentleman.

What I liked about the setting in this book - The war scenes seemed realistic whereas the setting on the farm was a stark contrast in terms of overall background and emotion. I also liked how the author centred the story on the Summers family and then slowly shred the innonence from farm to battlefield.

Cover - It fit the story perfectly and I liked that the author used a shade of silver grey to express the bleak feeling of war, and the challenges faced by the Summers' family.

Disclosure - As a Quality Reads Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book from the author via Orangeberry Book Tours in exchange for my honest review.

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