It takes a high degree of skill to write a book that takes an event in history and blends it with a compelling fiction. Geoff Nelder accomplishes this in his historical fiction, Xaghra’s Revenge. To add to the captivating plot, Nelder has injected an unlikely romance between two delightful characters and a tragic love from the past; a love that might dramatically change the face … Continue reading “Xaghra’s Revenge” by Geoff Nelder
After reading the first two books by author Donald Montano, I was eager to read the third book featuring John Sampson and Arley Ruttlinger. An Ill Wind is Blowing picks up where Escape Back to Charleston left off. Sampson, Arley, and Joshua Smith have arrived in Charleston in search of Serena, the black slave Joshua is in love with. The South is undergoing reconstruction … Continue reading “An Ill Wind Is Blowing” by Donald Montano
After reading Donald Montano’s first book in this series, A Stranger Came Among Them, I was eager to read this second part of the adventures of Arley Ruttlinger and John Sampson. Escape Back to Charleston, takes the reader back to Sampson’s roots. Now engaged in an intimate relationship with the fiery Arley, he turns his attention to helping Joshua, the freed black … Continue reading “Escape Back to Charleston” by Donald Montano
Let me begin by saying I am offended by the very term “anchor baby”. It implies that immigrants come to the United States to have babies so they can remain in the country legally, eventually obtaining citizenship. This is a lot more ridiculous than the average American may realize. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution was adopted on July 9th, 1868. It is one … Continue reading Anchor Babies? Are They REALLY Anchors?