Monday, December 20, 2021

The Wars Between Us


Book 3 of a great saga...The Olason Chronicles. During the Great Depression, Zack loses himself and spirals into nights of debauchery, riots and drunkenness. His brother, Adam, thinks lowly of him as his entire family struggles to help him.

But Zack is determined to make a mess of his life.

Until he meets a beautiful petite woman, half Cree and part British, who helps him to grow into a better version of himself.

Then just as he thinks life is getting better, he sinks to the bottom of hell. Will he survive from his own self-destruction?

The only way he sees out is to join the Canadian Navy.

The Battle of the Atlantic will either teach him or break him.

my review...

The Wars Between Us is Book 3 in a series titled “The Olason Chronicles”. In Book 1 Nathan Olason (Nath) is forced to leave his home in Iceland. Both his journey to Canada and his continued life are full of love and despair,  joy and sorrow. Now in The Wars Between Us Nath has a family. A good family and yet one that is a much different picture than when he set out from Iceland long ago. His sons are grown and the Depression touches Canada as it does every place. It touches his sons and affects them in different ways. But deep down they are both hard workers like their father had been. Can Adam and Zack stay on the right path?

This is a well-written book with a smooth reading flow.  Its flow of reading is as smooth as air and Boulet makes her characters so real you begin to know each one. More importantly, you become a part of them, of their joy, and their sadness. I am not sure how Boulet accomplishes this. It may be that she makes the story something we can all identify with, something we can feel. I think the other key is that even though this is historical fiction, so much of its timing of political and critical occurrences is accurate. I think it’s what made it more real, easier to “live in the moment”.

This book does contain some romance and romance is not one of my favorite genres. Then again, I’m not sure it’s possible to write this kind of story about people, their struggles, and their accomplishments without a little romance. There are some descriptive romantic scenes in the book. However, I can’t say there was anything that offended or bothered me. It all seemed a part of the story. Another writing talent of the author...many striations in a story put together to make a great book you can’t put down.

I have read all 3 books in this series (The Olason Chronicles). While I read Book 3 last, I did not read the first two in order. Each one can be read as a stand-alone. Each one is a story in and of itself. It looks like there will be a fourth book in 2022. Can't wait.

my review for Books 1 & 2...

Book 1:  The Strong Amongst Us

Book 2:  The Strong Within Us

J. A. Boulet...


J. A. Boulet is the passionate author of The Olason Chronicles, a historical saga of war, courage, love and strength. Her newest novel The Wars Between Us Book 3 was released June 18, 2021 on Amazon. J. A. Boulet was born and raised in Western Canada as a first generation Canadian from European descent. Her father enlisted with the Hungarian military and fought bravely during the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, changing sides to stand up for what he believed in. He was granted asylum in Canada and built his family here.

J. A. Boulet was born many years later, raised with strong morals and values, which she stands behind to this day. She started writing poetry at the age of five and progressed to short stories and novels. She has a keen interest in settlers, healing, family bonds and military history. J. A. Boulet writes with a spine-tingling realism like none other, grabbing your emotions and refusing to let go. The Olason Chronicles is the series you’ve been waiting for. Watch for the final book (4) in the series, being scheduled for a 2022 release.

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  1. Thank you so much for the wonderful review! I'm so glad you liked it. Book 3 is one of my personal favorites. ❤️ My devotion to researching historical events and time periods has clearly paid off. I'm a history buff so I can't say that I didn't enjoy every minute of it. 😀 Thank you again!


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