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The book blog tour may be over, but here is the link to the Lone Star Literary Life tour page with direct links to reviews and other special features.
In conjunction with the Giveaway, I’m also re-posting the reviews in their entirety (one everyday.) Here is the review from Leslie Storey:
This novella packs a punch when it comes to covering the war in El Salvador.
While the story is fiction it is based on real events in the 80s into the early 90s. From the guerrilla warfare, the corrupt governments, and even some human interest when it comes to refugees, this book shines a light on an event most of us probably weren’t even aware of – assuming you are old enough to remember that time period!
I was enthralled with this story as events unfolded and gave us a picture of what this country looked like in the 80s. I felt like the author did an outstanding job of sharing facts of this war along with military terminology so that I felt like I might have been there as an observer. But at the same time, some of these stories were heartbreaking when it came to those escaping to the USA for a chance at a better life, yet not finding one. Or the young boy that turned to gangs to fill a void that he felt needed to be filled. Or the priests in the Catholic Church that lose their life because they dare to stand up to the factions. Patrick, who is in the US military, gets too close to the situation and luckily escapes before his luck runs out.
War is brutal and I cannot imagine living in a country that is torn apart by mercenaries or guerrillas on a daily basis. When reading a book like this it makes me appreciate what I have and where I live even more. Thank you to Max for sharing his knowledge and experiences with us in this book.
We give this 5 paws up.