Friday, December 12, 2014

Father Would Be So Proud by Trace Edward Zaber

Publisher: Amber Quill Press
Date published: 2014
Historical / Civil War Fiction / Action / Adventure
Reviewed by Helen
Obtained via publisher
Rating: 5

This is a very short story about Brigadier General Jebediah Simpson Ellsworth and the battle that was a defining moment in his life.
Although originally written as a stand-alone short story, “Father Would Be So Proud” eventually became, with some minor alterations, the Prologue for the novel Sins Of The Father.

It a poignant vignette, showing Jeb’s character and motivations very clearly and a great inducement to read the book. This little story is the perfect example of a free read that leaves the reader aching to read the full book. It’s also a textbook demonstration of how to write a complete and impelling story in a very few words.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.


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