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5 Star REVIEW: Ashes of Waterloo #FR

 

Captivating from beginning to the riveting end!

“…this one was easily 5 stars for me and I hope you find it as enjoyable.”

September 12, 2015 AMAZON.COM
By F. Reede
This review is from: Ashes of Waterloo (Kindle Edition)

First of all I loved that this read included a cast of characters, I wish more authors chose this route. There is an enormous cast of characters too, so it is beneficial. Secondly, I love historical fiction and this one revolves around Napoleon and Waterloo as the title makes obvious.

But in addition, Ashes of Waterloo has a bit of a romantic twist which really gave it that extra layer of enjoyment. With very strong characters, the story comes to life in a way that only a seasoned author can accomplish. Olivia M. Andem, has a keen sense of story and character development that draws the reader in from the very beginning until the last page is turned.

This my first read from this author and I finished it the desire to check out more of what else she has to offer, as I quickly became a fan. The story is told with beautiful detail and a mesmerizing cadence that draws you in and keeps your attention throughout. All in all, I would have to say this one was easily 5 stars for me and I hope you find it as enjoyable.

REVIEW: Ashes of Waterloo #GB


ASHES OF WATERLOO

 

REVIEW Excerpt GBby Gilt & Buckram.com

“…Olivia Andem delightfully constructed a plot of a fictional romance engulfed in a historical war that will prove timeless on the shelf, next to the likes of “Les Miserables”.  Andem provided a strong female role of Lisette whom has risen from the ashes many times over, refusing to give up and fight for the future she knows she deserves.”


 Review ID: GB                                                                                                                           by Gilt & Buckram.com on December 19, 2015                                              Format: Paperback

Full Text of the Review:

“Ashes of Waterloo begins on the cusp of the infamous Battle of Waterloo where Napoleon attempts to dominate the British. Lisette Boscage finds herself forced from her home with her soldier brother, Henri, by her step-father who has been looking for any reason to toss her aside. Fortunately, Henri’s status in the military has afforded Lisette employment and housing in a neighboring town, where she meets a host of unlikely, but kind characters. As the war edges closer, the residents find themselves anxious with rumors of foreign soldiers encamping and taking over towns. Fleeing from fear, Lisette takes a journey to the most unwanted war-torn fields, meeting vile thieves, and fortuitously to the rescue of a closely regarded friend. In a time where loss affects all, Lisette tries to survive and eventually thrive, but an unsettled issue could prove to be disastrous.

“In silent harmony, they strolled over the hallowed ground, glancing at one another often, reliving the fateful hours they spent there.”

Olivia Andem delightfully constructed a plot of a fictional romance engulfed in a historical war that will prove timeless on the shelf, next to the likes of “Les Miserables”. Andem provided a strong female role of Lisette whom has risen from the ashes many times over, refusing to give up and fight for the future she knows she deserves.”

**** 4 Stars
Ashes of Waterloo
by Olivia Andem

340 Pages
Published August 2015 by Manor Gate Press
Genre: Fiction, History, Modern Literature
ISBN-13: 978-0991218776

*Disclaimer: This eBook was received from San Francisco Book Review and Manor Gate Press for an honest review. The review was originally published in the December 2015 issue of San Francisco Book Review.