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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Western/Historical Fiction Reviewed

Title: Santa Fé mi casa, June 2011, Western Trail Blazer
Author: Harlan Hague
Web site: http://softadventure.net
Genre: historical fiction/western
ISBN: 978-1463601140

Reviewed by  George Aubrey, originally for Amazon  



Dr. Hague has written a unique novel. It contains romance, adventure, human suffering set in the background of the broader conflict of the Mexican-American War. He follows the protagonist, John Henry, from blissful first love in Santa Fe, across the brutal terrain of the southwest deserts and mountain passes to the coastal plain of disputed California. The reader’s heart will ache with the young man's misery of body and soul. The action gradually picks up reaching a perfect crescendo at the end of the book. The writing is spotless and the dialogue crisp and believable. This is a book that is unlike most others, and hard to pin down to one genre, as it contains the best elements of several. I highly recommend this book and look forward to what this erudite author may have in store for us as screen plays.


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1 comment:

Green Mountain Realty said...

The book sounds great, I can't wait to ready it.