In just a little over two weeks, Fields of the Fatherless will be released. To say that I am excited is an understatement. To say that I am heartened and overwhelmed by the reviews appearing on Goodreads from advance readers is absolutely true. And I am so very grateful for each and every one. Here is another review:
After reading this epic tale, I immediately sat down to write my review. I had to get it down while this story was fresh in my mind.
I am totally spent after reading Fields of the Fatherless, all my emotions are either at the surface, or have spilled over. Elaine Marie Cooper has truly shown what it was like during this terrible time in history. I found myself vividly envisioning such unthinkably, vivid scenes, yet I kept reading because I needed to ‘witness’ it until the end.
I appreciate Elaine’s writing so much, as she doesn’t hold anything back. She not only tells the story, but she ‘shows’ the story through her words.
This story is based on fact and Elaine did a great job incorporating her own imagination into it all.
I simply love this quote from the story…it spoke to my heart.
“T’would not have mattered, if I had died doing the right thing.”
She paused. “If I did not do the right thing, it would mean something
inside my soul had died. Nothing is worth that. Not even my life.”
Such powerful words and so true.
Whether you are a history buff or simply enjoy a great novel, I highly recommend this book to you. You will find yourself totally immersed in the time…..and find yourself learning a very important lesson in forgiveness and what if truly means to show compassion and love to everyone…including your enemies.
Thank you, Elaine, for writing this story. And thank you for including your Author’s note. It added to the impact of this story.
I was allowed to read this story in advance in exchange for my honest review. I was under no obligation to write a positive review.
Thank you, Deborha Mitchell!