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Book Review:   A Prison Without Walls, by Kelly Bristow

“A vividly enlightening read!”

 

via Book Review:   A Prison Without Walls, by Kelly Bristow

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Book Tuesday: Lance Greenfield

Hi and welcome to Book Tuesday.

Last year I had the privilege of assisting a fellow blogger launch his book, Knitting Can Walk. As the year has worn on, I’ve decided to revisit my old post and update it a little, giving you a refresher on a great book.  Lance Greenfield, who will be attending the Bloggers Bash this weekend, has written a variety of books that set an easy, enjoyable pace to his stories which are based on true life events.

 

The story follows the adventures and misadventures of a teenage boy growing up in Hong Kong in the early ‘seventies. There is plenty of mischief, but at the centre of his story is the greatest achievement of his life. 

Capturing the spirit of a boy surviving the split of his parents, Lance describes Calum McDougal’s adventures in south-east Asia with his best friend James. 

 

Being parceled off to each parent every couple of months has its advantages as we find out when the boys discover various ways of making money, which brush the lines of legality with sometimes humorous consequences.

 

 

Lance translates the emotional hiatus of trying to belong in a foreign world as a British boy discovering himself.

 

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book because it took me back to the seventies when foreign families lived in exotic places, sometimes becoming pillars of good within the communities and sometimes taking advantage of their status to the detriment of themselves and those around them.

In the book, our likeable rogue, Calum, is a mixture of good and evil and partakes in some whacky adventures with his friends to make easy money from unwary soldiers looking for a good time. With his quirky personality and naughty streak, he lands himself in trouble many times, giving the reader hilarious pranks to enjoy and solicitous behaviour that is somehow seems excusable in him.

As the road darkens and Calum discovers that there are some things you can’t take back, we see his life turn to a more positive storyline which leaves the reader feeling uplifted, if not a bit tearful!

If you’re looking for a book that has bits of romance, loveable characters, adventure and suspense mixed with a good back story, this is the book for you.

Knitting Can Walk is available from Amazon. Click on the pic to order your copy. As always, please leave a review of the book for the author so that they know you care.

Thanks.

 

 

 


Amazon Giveaway: One Month To Live

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Amazon is running a giveaway for new follows to my Author page on Amazon. New followers stand a chance to win a free copy of One Month To Live.

Click on the link to enter:

https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/e6743d4234af3dc1

No purchase is necessary and it is only available to customers with a US postal address.  

This will run till the 7th of April 2016.

“Five years I had waited for this day to come. Five years.

At last, my mother was going to die!”

A story of a journey through different trials to find out if life can be turned into something you want it to be, or if death is the answer you were looking for.

Maybe you’ll be a luck winner!  Doesn’t hurt to try.

Review of One Month To Live:

I liked this strange little story. It is told in the first person by the ghost of a woman who has pre-deceased her mother. She knows that her mother’s time has come, but wants to make her last days more comfortable than the Grim Reaper has in his mind. She does her best to persuade him to be gentle.

More than that I cannot say, as this is a short story and I am already in danger of telling it all. I haven’t given away more than you’ll find in the first couple of pages though.

It is an imaginative piece of writing, with a very faint flavor of “The Book Thief” about it. You’ll see what I mean if you read both.