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on 16 May 2013
Sadly this novel is perhaps a little light on detail, especially when the plot concerns genuine historical events of which the consequences are still felt by individuals to this day.
In terms of the prose it is an easy read with 275 pages (estimated) and 32 chapters. The prose is never too taxing - though a thorough proof reading would have helped, as there are numerous typographical errors.
If you are not put off by the idea of a corny story then this could be a good read for you (even Dickens gave us corn, look at Great Expectations for example!)
I wondered initially, if a subject as serous as child abduction could be looked at sincerely in such a relatively short novel, but Andrea Hughes has managed to convey the devastating effect of what transpires in the novel - namely the harsh treatment of certain "inferior un-christian people" by "superior christian £$%£ers".
A more detailed and longer novel might have been better but Andrea Hughes delivered the story in the way she wanted to I guess.