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‘Rescuing General Patton’ by Curtis Stephen Burdick is a historical fiction with mystery at it’s heart. As stated in the prologue, General George S. Patton, renowned for his strategy during the course of the second world war, is reassigned without post, a cover-up for other action, but whether it is for an undercover command or something else? This plot reveals everything. I liked the concept of the novel, Akin in nature but not necessarily in topic to 'A Room Made of Leaves' by Kate Grenville, this book takes a historical figure and embellishes history in order to create an enticing and engrossing read with a believable feel. At 197 pages, I enjoyed this book in a single sitting, immersed in the storyline and eager to learn whether General Patton would be successfully rescued. I feel ‘Rescuing General Patton’ would appeal to historical fiction fans broadly, and fans of WW2 fiction specifically. A very well-written and well researched book, as you need to know your history to adapt it in this way, I found that this book was an engrossing read full of twists, thrills, tension and action. Highly entertaining for those who are familiar with General Patton, or those who, like myself, were introduced to him for the first time here. Charlotte Walker, A LoveReading Ambassador
A collection of seven novellas ‘Tales from the Gray Area’ is an anthology of imaginative stories that set my mind ablaze. From mysterious creatures, strange occurrences, Angels and UFOs, I think there’s a story for everyone in this anthology and after each, I wanted to know more, I pondered wider implications and wanted to know what else could happen after the events of the novella ends. Each unique storyline was completely immersive, with varying characters and settings to keep them distinct and interest the reader anew. I think that ‘Tales from a Gray Area’ could be read from cover to cover, and I could also see myself returning to my favourites in the future, ‘Reincarnated’ being one of them for inspiring remembrances of Cloud Atlas. Blending science fiction with fantasy and reality, these varying stories entice you in with mysteries and questions and leave you wanting to read more after they end. ‘Tales from the Gray Area’ is well-written, crafted like any good short story or novella, by using the minimum number of words to their maximum effect. I feel that each story was long enough to become fully immersed in the storyline and the questions within, but short enough to flash through in one sitting. I see this book on the bookshelves of many science fiction fans. Charlotte Walker, A LoveReading Ambassador