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Portrait of a Lost Boy by Michael Bartram
Portrait of a Lost Boy by Michael Bartram
Portrait of a Lost Boy is a brilliant debut novel by Michael Bartram. Carefully and thoroughly researched, the political and historical backdrop of the novel spans five decades, Europe and the Middle East. With compelling characters and a story that grips you from beginning to end, this deserves to be a best-seller.
Where Waters Meet by John Franks
Where Waters Meet by John Franks
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Where Waters Meet tells the tale of Allhan, a mysterious, intelligent man, and farmer's daughter, Elgiva. Interwoven is the dual story of twins Alaric and Alsoph Cooper as they grow into adulthood in the pre-industrial village of Watersmeet. What follows is a beautiful tale that is rich in rural detail and populated with vibrantly engaging characters, as Franks cleverly weaves mythical influences into his hugely absorbing historical narrative.

Original and completely memorable, Where Waters Meet is a compelling story that satisfyingly lingers long after the final page is closed.
Father Paul's War by Mark Cheng
Father Paul's War by Mark Cheng
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Based on the true and horrifying story of the life of Catholic monks in post WWII China at the hands of the Communists, Father Paul's War is both beautiful and moving to read. How could people survive such brutality, with both their humanity and faith intact? The text is sparsely written, with stillness and depth, making Father Paul's War an entrancing debut novel. Inspired by the author Mark Cheng's own experiences as a Jesuit Novitiate, it is a testament not only to the power of spiritual faith, but to the equally potent power of true love.