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A charming, life affirming read,
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This review is from: Tear In Time (time travel: vol 1) (Kindle Edition)
It was life affirming to read of gentlemen (in the true sense of the word) being, well, gentlemen. The American civil war must have been bloody awful but, with imagination, in reading this book one witnesses honour and decency under extreme circumstances. David and Dr. Morgan live in the uncomfortably interesting time of war at a devastating point of American history; there was no unnecessary gore, profanity (the constant apology from the ranks for their very mild [to us] profanity was sweet) and (thank heavens) no silly bodice ripping. One receives a basic education in surgery, use of sword and side-arm/rifle and (being an ignorant English woman) a decent grounding in American civil war history that can be built upon. Stuck at work with contractors I was able to read up on "Stonewall" Jackson etc and expand my knowledge thanks to the incentive of Tear in Time. I mentally file this book with other personal favourites from childhood such as 'Children of Green Knowe' (Lucy M Boston), The Green Bronze Mirror'(Lynne Ellison) and 'The Eagle of the Ninth' (Rosemary Sutcliff). That I compare Tear in time with (essentially) "children's" books is no slight; if you want an intelligent child or an inquisitive, empathetic adult to enjoy history and reading this is a go-to book.