Finally, a historical fiction novel with a cover that has color! I am so tired of the nod to the German expressionism blue-green scheme that I could scream!
Sorry. I had to get that out.
I know Glory Over Everything by Kathleen Grissom is a sequel, and I am told it stands on it’s own. By definition, a sequel must stand on its own while it carries on the narrative, but they rarely do. There’s always a little piece the writer throws in the second book that if you don’t read the first book, it makes no sense. Which means you have to read the first. These marketers think they’re so smart.
In full disclosure, I haven’t read the first book, but I am enjoying the sequel. I do fancy anything from the era in which this book is set and the years leading up to and during the Civil War. Slavery is one of those fascinating topics, like the holocaust, it just never ceases to amaze because it’s too hard to imagine that people could be so cruel to each other. I hope these topics never fade from our minds, although reading the news these days I wonder.
For me, this book reads like an adventure movie with constant movement from event to event. It digs into the soap opera world a tad, but I think it adds flair to the story and personally, this is more my style of writing and storytelling. I’ve read story lines similar to this book, so I’ll ding it on originality, but as I always say, if I’m entertained, I could care less about such things. And I am entertained.