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THE 45TH NAIL BY MICHAEL AND IAN LAHEY

 

THE 45TH NAIL BY MICHAEL & IAN LAHEY
THE 45TH NAIL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE THE 45TH NAIL BY MICHAEL AND IAN LAHEY:

Authors Michael and Ian Lahey‘s  contemporary fiction novel, The 45th Nail, an intensively thought-provoking and emotion filled novel, takes the reader through the emotions and devastation of war.  The authors explore the intimacy of war, as well as, the after-effects.

Sgt. James Savorski never returned home from WW11.  Listed as missing in action on May 25, 1944 at Anzio, his nephew Bob receives a Christmas card post marked Anzio from James in 1987.  Later he receives a beautiful old medallion along with a mysterious message post marked Salerno.

Bob’s determined to find his Uncle; under the pretext of learning more of France, Bob heads off for Italy.  What he will find changes his life and his perceptions forever.  Come along with Bob in an adventure and revelations of a lifetime.  My contemporary fiction book reviews of The 45th Nail follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, AND DEVELOPMENT:

First, let me say, this novel will open the reader’s eyes to war and the continuing consequences which haunt the survivors and victims. The Lahey‘s wove mystery into the story-line as they lead the readers through Italy and a journey of revelations, both good and bad.  The reader does not discover the significance of the 45th nail until the last part of the story which left me surprised

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Stalingrad The Loneliest Death By Christoph Fromm

 

 

Stalingrad The Loniest Death by Christoph Fromm
Stalingrad The Loneliest Death, cover

 

 

STORY LINE STALINGRAD THE LONELIEST DEATH:

Author Christoph Fromm created an intense emotional novel in Stalingrad The Loneliest Death.  Set in 1942, German Leutnant von Wetzland will face his own mortality;  as well as the vile nature of himself and his comrades.  Von Wetland begins his journey as an idealist, believing in rules and proper conduct in war.  He will face not only his but his fellow-man’s basest nature.  For the baseness of man’s morality is ugly; he will find war is vile and ugly without rules or morals.

Stalingrad is a place of pain, blood, and death. It will bring Von Wetland face to face with the darkness of man’s nature.  He finds he can not control the ultimate evil in man’s heart as he spirals into the abyss.  My contemporary military war novel review of Stalingrad The Loneliest Death follows.

 

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, AND DEVELOPMENT:

Author Christoph Fromm created an intense character driven novel of war.  This is not a pretty novel for war is ugly.  In a time period in which movies glorify war, Fromm presents war at its ugliest without frills or pretty words.  As man achieves the ultimate evil against his fellow-man, Fromm’s characters fall further into the blackness.

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These Heroic Happy Dead By Luke Mogelson

These heroic happy dead

 

THESE HEROIC HAPPY DEAD:  STORY LINE:

Author Luke Mogelson’s, These Heroic Happy Dead, has ten short stories highlighting the costs and effect of military conflict. Each story is different yet some intersect.  These are intense stories which at times you will question what just happened.

 

THESE HEROIC HAPPY DEAD:  CHARACTERS, PLOTTING AND DEVELOPMENT:

Author Luke Mogelson expertly shows the cost of war to our military personnel. As a result, this book is edgy and insightful as it demonstrates the effect of conflict on our military

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War Baby by Lizzie Lane

war babyCould you survive War?

This book although fiction, demonstrates what our families had to do to survive in World War 2.
War Baby is an enlightening novel of family, love and community!

Story Line:

This is a story of war, family, pooling community resources and love. In 1941 in England, twins Mary and Ruby Sweet with their father Stan, run a bakery in a small English town.

Mary and Ruby also work for the Ministry teaching housewives how to make

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