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This is excellent the strongest MM historical I ve Global Capitalism: Its Fall and Rise in the Twentieth Century read The book is full of details that just feel authentic all incorporated naturally without that aroma of theesearch note that too often distracts me in historical novels I truly believed the book s portrait of what it would be like to be gay in this period and also even miraculously what it would be like to be a post WWI vet So many books these days play the PTSD card it has become a genre clich but I felt Chevalier knew what she was talking about It helps that she doesn t overplay it she clearly Queenie and Tom a Feline Romance respects and empathizes with what veterans must have suffered but she is careful not to exploit that suffering to win pity or merit points for her characters The war is a fact of life just like Michael s Catholicism or lower eastside upbringing or John s distantelationship with his father Both heroes have suffered actual damage from the war not the glamorous kind that turns novel characters into saints but the eal kind that ips apart families and leads to ugly self destructive behavior Perhaps the biggest miracle of all is that Chevalier actually gets New York City ight I am a life long New Yorker so lame clich d pictures of my hometown are a major pet peeve of mine She never forgets what should be every novelist s cardinal ule there is no such thing as New York City there are only specific neighborhoods I was fascinated by the picture of the early 20th century Greenwich Village bath house scene so much that I eally hope the author evisits the period and locale to give us of these wonderful stories Bottom line best MM historical I ve Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient, with Recipes read Highest Recommendation 425 starsSet immediately after World War I Bonds of Earth tells the story of Michael McCready aentboy turned gardener and John Seward a badly wounded veteran The two initially can t stand each other Michael who volunteered with the Red Cross during the war and helped ehabilitate wounded soldiers hates being eminded of the war and its horrors John insists on living as an infirm ecluse and treats everyone in his house poorly But once Michael forces John into physiotherapy the two develop an uneasy truce Slowly they begin to healThis book is first and foremost a story about healing Both Michael and John are broken mentally as much as physically Before they could give or eceive love the two had to learn how to handle what they saw and experienced in Europe I thought the depiction of physical therapy and psychiatry which were still developing during the interwar period was pretty interestingThe healing process is slow and takes up the majority of the book and there s no Darkness Light romance until the second half Surprisingly I didn t mind that at all and it actually made sense for theelationship to take a back seat for a whileOnce Michael and John begin falling for each other the omance was both sweet and heartbreaking Beyond the damage they suffered during the war Michael and John s childhoods weren t the best The two find it difficult to let themselves be happyI loved seeing the two overcome their feelings of guilt and accept that they did in fact deserve to "BE HAPPY ONCE MICHAEL AND JOHN CAN SEE PAST "happy Once Michael and John can see past hang ups they dive ight in The happy ever after didn t come easy but Michael and John kept at it until it workedOverall I highly enjoyed Bonds of Earth It s an excellently written and uite ealistic hurtcomfort omance Recommended I loved this book No I adored this book I don t think of myself as a lover of historicals at least not in the mm genre I love them elsewhere but it s been extremely are for me to fall for one with two male omantic leads But this smashed every idea I might have had about my previous tries and made me cry and laugh and swoon like a idiculous made me cry and laugh and swoon like a idiculous Michael McCready Not Handsome Enough returned from the war and is working in bath houses in New York With a year of medical school under his belt he has given up the dream after seeing all of the terror and death from his fellow soldiers The oneelationship Michael will do anything to protect is the one he has with his beloved sister So when his uncle makes him a deal to save th. In 1918 Michael McCready eturned from the war with one goal to lose himself in the pursuit of pleasure Once a promising young medical student Michael buried his dreams alongside the broken bodies of the men he could not save After fleeing New York to preserve the one elationship he still values he takes

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Third or so was engaging if a little purple with many beautiful touchesBut in the Busy Park remainder minor annoyances became even irritating withepetitionOn the whole a fairly decent period Beer Law: What Brewers Need to Know romance that never uite overcame its shortcomings I have never been into historicalperiod piece much give me stories with computer and cellular phone anytime Plus this is by a new author I m a bit weary of trying a new one since few of them don t have a niceecord in my book However a Couple Of Positive Reviews of positive GIS and Fr�uleins: The German-American Encounter in 1950s West Germany reviews me curious especially from one who also has hesitation toead period piece Turns out I m GLAD that I give it a tryFirst thing first the cover by Justin James is simply stunning I LOVE the elegance of black and white and it doesn t feature any the elegance of black and white and it doesn t feature any at all I love the men but a change is nice once in awhile it looks like a cover for mainstream novel It s simply a beautyNow the story itself I admit I have a bit of struggle in the beginning Getting into the story and to understand Michael as a character including what is currently going on his life and why he is shipped into working as a gardener at a country estate However the story picks up its pace The Confederate Privateers really nicely afterward Not saying that it has a fast pace but it feels comfortable toead I enjoy the early day to day description as Michael works "his way as gardener making friends with the granddaughter of the caretakers and wondering about the eclusive employer "way as gardener making friends with the granddaughter of the caretakers and wondering about the eclusive employer one point it feels slightly like Beauty and the Beast because John Seward the employer prefer to hide from the The Placer rest of the people in the house Theirelationship is written with the Otto Freundlich: Cosmic Communism right pace as Michael who has a gift as massage therapist works to help John gets back to his feet and also helping him from his survivor s guilt Both men are damaged from the war and it is beautiful toead how they pretty much find each other and heal I m in love with both the writing and character developmentUntil those last two chapters I totally agree with everybody that those two chapters are letting the story down It doesn t fit with the whole arc it drags a wonderful story slightly too long Those last two chapters will be better if The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, released as a separate novellashort story Since it is about their life 5 years in the future the tone is different and personally Michael s sudden lack of convidence about his worth becomes distracting I don t know if the inclusion is needed to make the story categorized as a novel but I think the editor should do a better job and well EDIT Or make suggestion Because I think the novel will be perfect if it stops at Chapter 14 and will definitely give a lasting impression Believe me this one is astonishingAre you ever going to write dear author Don t be that selfish keeping your talent away 45 starsStunning debut novel from a new authorIn an accurate historical setting this was a tale of two physically and emotionally damaged men finding love and comfort in a less than welcoming environmentIt was an outstanding and stunningly well written story that felt like gay fiction withomantic elements than a simple Profiles in Leadership: Historians on the Elusive Quality of Greatness romanceSad to say the epilogue put this novel down a notchThe sex scene at the end didn t fit this saga like story as if the author was out of ideas at that point and didn t know how to let it endAnywaythat was just a very small part of a great story highlyecommended The first 60% or so was good but then from there things just got boring and predictableI eally enjoyed the writing and GN Chevalier s ability to weave words as if it were magic Overall story was alright I DNF ed around 70% as I got bored and the story became predictable Altogether it was an okay book with mediocre characters Nothing to write home aboutBlog Me in all of my writing gloryYoutube And sometimes I talk about andom shits here IG and IG account where I post Other People's Property: A Shadow History of Hip-Hop in White America random stuff If I had to chart this book as a diagram I d draw a steeplyising curve followed by a slump followed by another steep ise a bit like a ollercoaster Der Bilderwächter ride The first 85% in Kindle terms of the novel view spoiler until Michael is finallyeunited with John in New York hide spoiler. H his will to ecover until a family crisis convinces him to pursue treatment As John’s health and outlook improve under Michael’s care animosity yields to understanding He and John find their battle of wills turning into something stronger but fear may keep them from finding hope and healing in each oth. Bonds of EarthAt elationship as long as he takes a position as a
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on a estate Michael takes off for a completely different kind of life There are the husband and wife striving to save the house they love and have worked in for decades and hopeful to save the man of the house s life before he hides and drinks himself away There is the little girl who has lost so much and clings desperately to the people she loves And there is John cue huge big fat SWOON John the man of privilege who gave it all away to join the front lines of the war who can t forgive himself for what he saw and felt he could have done for the family he has lost and the life he lost and felt he should have and could have had These people live and inhabit the mansion with Michael but they don t come alive until the combination of Michael and John s growing friendship changes the mood and outlook of all five of them This is a time when to love a man held far isks than it does today But their story wasn t all about that and I "M So Thankful It "so thankful It t just a book about being a gay man in 1919 It s a story about two men who had given up on many aspects in their lives settled and then found another person who made them feel alive again Found another person they would protect and who they wanted to be a better man for in the present and future It was a slow journey of distrust apathy anger fear friendship hope and love It s a story of how to let someone close when it s the one thing that scares you the most It s a wonderful novel with a believable and slowly unfolding plot fully ealized characters both main and secondary and a simple but so very special love between them all I can t Schätze Aus Dem Musée Picasso, Paris recommend this enough for everyone This book REALLY deserves attention Two men surviving war and family healing each other in turn It has a sense of time struggles and strength with characters you can believe in No one is perfect the ending feels a well earned happyather than idealised fantasy not to spoil but I Letters to Rollins really liked how things worked out or themContinue to love this book and hope from by this author as of Jan aeturn to writing is promised DD Surprised this book is not popular Still love it on Britain, Europe And The Third World reead Wish the author would publish The beginning felt sparsely written no flowery words or angst It gave a gritty feel for a story of ex soldiers in difficult times the main character unapologetically male From there we Scotland Yard re taken to the country a la The Secret Garden Beauty and the Beast and countless gothicomances yet this never felt like a gender switch it progressed naturally while keeping THE CHARACTERS REAL HEALING TOOK EFFORT characters eal Healing took effort time Caring came with attitude ather than sentimentalitySlow moving in many ways I m not sure this can be classed as Unverified: A Novel romance it s not until past halfway attraction comes into play It s a story of healing of getting to know each other When they act on their desires it feels deeper skipping candlelight to go straight to the heart A story or survival and loveAs the story heats up emotions getting messy and alive the prose does fill out leaning a little towards purple compared to what has come before The pacing also picks up This worked for me because both were keeping time avoiding life but they bring each other alive and back into theushThere s some great side characters I loved Millie and the talk they have young Sarah is endearing never precocious They all appear enough to leave their mark add colour but never take over the focus Though there s certainly moments that bring a Grand Teton Explorers Guide reaction The story could have finished nicely after the fourteenth chapter it feltounded off there and it would be a good moment to leave them At the same time I liked learning where they went next because I know it couldn t be easy and there were still things to be faced The extra chapters showed not everything is smooth but that the strength and love are there for things to be good it s what makes me champion them as a couple There s both a lot of work and great things to come I d actually UFO Crash at Roswell: The Genesis of a Modern Myth really like a glimpse from a year or so ahead This author needs to write Lovely also unevenFirst. Position as a gardener on a country estate but he soon discovers that the house hides secrets and sorrows of its own While Michael nurses the estate’s neglected gardens hiseclusive employer dredges up Peig: The Autobiography of Peig Sayers of the Great Blasket Island reminders of the past Michael is desperate to forgetJohn Seward’s body was broken by the war along wit.

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