Saturday, August 7, 2021

On Distant Shores

by Wes Snowden


My review...

You know that feeling when you open a book and read the first few pages and know right then that you have a good one? Well, this book is one of those. It’s a great story beginning with a couple trying to restore a small vacation cottage in Ireland. It continues with the story of a family trying to survive on that same land during the potato famine in Ireland. 

I was going to call this a saga rather than a story. Not because it’s long but because it covers a long time period and even more so, it has so many elements. It has plenty of action, sadness, happiness, and some parts so realistic that it seems non-fiction now and then. Some romance and love done very tastefully yet enough to make my cheeks blush slightly:) and some cruelties committed that were enough to make my stomach churn and my tears to fall:(

I want you to think about this. You know how some people throw out a disparaging comment such as “oh anyone can write”? Realistically we all know that isn’t true. An author, a talented one, can place mere words on paper and in the composition of those words, can evoke the reader’s emotions. That’s what real writing is and that’s what you have here.

Wes Snowden has several other books published. All have good reviews, and each can stand alone. Check them out here:

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