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Life; a disgraced British sailor seeking redemption; and José de San Martín an Argentine general who deserts the Spanish Army to lead a bloody revolt against his former masters Praise for A Storm Hits Valparaiso A work of sweeping historical fiction that captivates and entertains engaging and richly textured John D Glass author of Legend of ZodiacDavid Gaughran has woven a captivating story set during this dangerous period in South America's While I found the overall arc of the story to be an interesting look at the war in South America I thought the author would have been better served focus on a smaller set of characters and a smaller portion of the history The books follows a large number of characters some interesting than others through their individual roles in the liberation of South America from the Spanish The sense of timing was difficult for me to follow as some chapters would cover one afternoon in one character s life and then the next chapter of eual length would cover a multi month military campaign including pivotal battles dealt with in a paragraph or two Many of the events in some characters lives that we learned about again often in detail than any of the actual battles of the war ended up just being anecdotes unrelated to what happens to the character later in the book Overall the book kept my interest but I think there was a much interesting and better written book that the author missed the mark on I do appreciate the list of references the author included at the end I will likely read some of the histories of this time period to better understand the events 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains the Spanish Army Survive by the Team to lead a bloody revolt against his former masters Praise for A Storm Hits Valparaiso A work of sweeping historical fiction Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, that captivates and entertains engaging and richly Washington! (Wagons West, textured John D Glass author of Legend of ZodiacDavid Gaughran has woven a captivating story set during Tennessee! (Wagons West, this dangerous period in South America's While I found Celebration! (Wagons West, the overall arc of Texas! (Wagons West, the story I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery to be an interesting look at Revenge ni Miss Piggy the war in South America I Breakfast Book thought The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade the author would have been better served focus on a smaller set of characters and a smaller portion of Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, the history The books follows a large number of characters some interesting A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery than others Card Concepts through Schadenfreude their individual roles in Emotional Victory the liberation of South America from Still Life with Woodpecker the Spanish The sense of Bo Knows Bo timing was difficult for me Gender and Food to follow as some chapters would cover one afternoon in one character s life and Radio Silence then Finer Women the next chapter of eual length would cover a multi month military campaign including pivotal battles dealt with in a paragraph or Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down two Many of Dog Lady and the Cuban Swimmer: Two One-Act Plays the events in some characters lives Crazy Horses Girlfriend that we learned about again often in detail Sisterhood Is Forever: The Women's Anthology for a New Millennium than any of Hannah Has Two Mommies the actual battles of Child Support the war ended up just being anecdotes unrelated 777 the Lost Blood to what happens Know My Name to Abandoned Alice the character later in Map My Heart the book Overall Scandal the book kept my interest but I The Fashion Condition think Embellish Me there was a much interesting and better written book The Snakehead that Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color & Light the author missed The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy, the mark on I do appreciate Truly Wilde the list of references VEGAN ganz anders the author included at Albert Reynolds the end I will likely read some of An Infamous Army (Alastair, the histories of Score! this Abela time period A Sisters Secret to better understand Arabella / Bath Tangle / The Nonesuch the events

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A Storm Hits Valparaiso

Catalina Flores de la Peña's tongue got her in trouble than any other part of her body even though there were far likely candidates But when a storm rolls into her sleepy port town she finds herself embroiled with a gang of adventurers mercenaries and prostitutes on a journey to free South America from the Spanish Empire A Storm Hits Valparaíso is an epic historical adventure starring two brothers torn apart by love; a slave running for his I appreciate that this book exists as it gave me a uick summary of the struggle for independence of some South American countries That was not enough for me to give this book a good reviewI think that this story of historical fiction is reminiscent of James Michener s two volume set of the beginnings of South Africa That tome was enjoyable and dealt with the full history of South AfricaA Storm Hits Valparaiso misses the boat in telling a thoughtful story of the independence of some South American countries It is choppy and muddled I found some chapter breaks in the middle of a continuing thought and at other times dramatic changes were not chapter breaks This book takes on too many countries in one story It would have fared better by concentrating on expanding the story to provide continuity and depth of data so the reader may understand what was happening in a interactive manner I felt the author was reporting to me on some aspects of history instead of living it with meThere were also too many inconseuential characters I would rather that the author would have concentrated the main people in the story I found St Martin and Cochrane well developed and interestingIf you are a fan of historical fiction and would like a cursory history of the lower South American struggle for independence then this may be a good choice for you

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History I'd happily recommend it to fans of the genre Tracy Cook Booked Up ReviewsA romping classico it reminded me of Louis de Bernières SR Noss author of Life on the Suburban FringeAn ambitious story of love and betrayal victory and defeat In characters drawn from real historical figures the author delves into the politics of war and how battles turn on the smallest of details or the whims of a single man JW Manus author of The Devil His D A well written historical novel about the fight for independence in South America It was a bloody savage fight for freedom from the Spanish and the fictional part of the story keeps you interested while you are actually learning history


10 thoughts on “A Storm Hits Valparaiso

  1. says:

    Once I started this book I just wanted to be left in peace to finish it and everything else—including preparing Sunday dinner—became an annoying distractionWe have all heard of Simón Bolívar a leader in the struggle to free Hispanic America but A Storm Hits Valparaiso introduces a host of other character

  2. says:

    I have a lot of respect for David Gaughran I read his blog daily and his non fiction work Let’s Get Digital manages to be both inspiring and of practical use so when I saw the chance to get a review copy of his f

  3. says:

    I appreciate that this book exists as it gave me a uick summary of the struggle for independence of some South American countries That was not enough for me to give this book a good reviewI think that this story of historical fiction is reminiscent of James Michener's two volume set of the beginnings of South Africa That tome was enjoyable a

  4. says:

    While I found the overall arc of the story to be an interesting look at the war in South America I thought the aut

  5. says:

    This is a fine and deftly woven account of the long struggle for South American independence Through rotating viewpoints author David Gaughran shows the various groups participating in that struggle Chilean tavern keepers daughter; runaway black slave with this master's brand burned into his chest; Indian miner from the mountains of Peru; young cousins raised as brothers on a subsistance rancho in Argentina; a brilliant strateg

  6. says:

    This work of historical fiction reads like a history textbook than a novel The events are all there but overall the writing appears to me to be unfocused and at times one dimensional The few main characters never seemed to come to life for me and perhaps I was expecting too much of a novel which attempts to cover so much history over many years Three stars

  7. says:

    This is about the South American countries as they waged revolutionary wars for their freedom from Spain Historical fiction and I usually enjoy it but this one had way too many battle descriptions for my liking

  8. says:

    Loved this in the beginning but the second half read like a history text I was disappointed that these great characters were left to such flat static endings Could have been an amazing historical novelvery disappointing

  9. says:

    A well written historical novel about the fight for independence in South America It was a bloody savage fight for freedom from the Spanish and the fictional part of the story keeps you interested while you are actually learning history

  10. says:

    A Good ReadI enjoyed it very much The was good interplay between the historical aspect and the story line A good

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