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May 28, 2017 on Readers’ Favorite.com | 5 stars
“Listen,” Gabriel Da Silva told his two children, Sarah and Jacob, “listen well because I am preparing you for life.” These arresting words open That Woman: Beating the Odds in Colonial New York by Wayne Clark, a historical novel that deals with kidnapping and a woman’s incredible courage. At a time their mother dies of illness, seventeen-year-old Sarah’s father is facing bankruptcy. The day that the merchant tries the final bid to save his family, Sarah and her brother, Jacob, are kidnapped and sold. The two kids are boarded onto a ship bound for New York where they will be sold to separate masters. Read on to discover how Sarah uses her intelligence, secrets learned while on the ship, and her will to be free to outwit the vilest and most cunning merchant in New York.
Wayne Clark could be the new Jeffrey Archer, another master of the plot. His That Woman: Beating the Odds in Colonial New York is a story that held me in ways I never could have imagined when I started reading. The characters are very compelling, each with a solid background and each born from a powerful conflict. The duel between Sarah and her new lord raises the stakes of the conflict in this novel and the reader becomes very keen to watch how it ends. Here is a story that dramatically captures the spirit of colonialism and slavery, with a masterful handling of the theme of freedom. Readers are taken on a roller coaster ride to colonial New York to witness a drama that will take their breath away. It’s utterly mesmerizing and tantalizing.
Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers’ Favorite
Verdict: THAT WOMAN, Wayne Clark’s tale of forced servitude and revenge in pre-Revolutionary War New York hums with injustice, and the reader thirsts for the violated character, in every sense of the word, getting even. Along the way, Clark makes New York City, already a money-drenched melting pot, as much a character as any of the participants.
Launching tomorrow on Kindle — That Woman, a great read for lovers of historical fiction or anyone who enjoys a strong female protagonist
It’s the story of a young woman who takes on the brutal king of New York’s waterfront—and wins.
The tale is primarily set in colonial New York City in the years 1748-55 but also takes the reader to New France, France and Saint-Domingue, present-day Haiti.
June 10, 2016 by Simón Gómez on Amazon | 5.0 out of 5 stars
At first glance, specially because of it’s cover, “he & she” might seem like just another 50 shades of gray copycat trying to milk the cow of success it had, but once you get on to read it, it makes you swallow that first impression whole. Wayne Clark did an amazing job with his book, it’s deep and really engaging, and it touches subjects that not a lot of authors dare to touch.
He & she is an exploration of human relationships, how even the most lonely people have the urge to make connections even if it is in an unconventional or even socially frowned-upon way. It is sexual, yes, but not vulgar, it subtly seduces the reader entangling them in a world of unexplored pleasure beyond what one expects.
I was greatly surprised by this novel, could hardly put it down. Recommended for everyone who wants to challenge themselves to read something really new.
May 31, 2016 by Ivana S. on Amazon | 3.0 out of 5 stars
The plot was original: Kit Cayman is a composer who sort of wanders through life with alcohol, misplaced modifiers of relationships and constant feelings of inadequacy. He has always depended on onanism, magazine photos, and booze to satisfy what he believes to be his appetite. But that worked right for a while, even to the point of having a girl in his life, until middle age he needs something different.
This book can be considered progressive in how it subtly addresses gender identity. I know that these days, it shouldn’t be a big deal, yet it still is.
The author manages to tell a story filled with depth and sadness and yet it’s light and funny and sweet. The story never overwhelmed me with sadness even though there was sadness within it. A quick paced story with a bit of a mystery will have readers turning pages quickly and finding a story of loneliness. You should definitely check it out!
May 30, 2016 by Sdan12 on Amazon | 5.0 out of 5 stars
This was the first time read for me by this writer and, I have to admit, this is a very well written book and I like very much the author’s style.
Wayne Clark is a canadian author but he is also a translator, editor, journalist and copywriter.
“He and she” is a realistic book, deeply engaging. The main character of the novel is a middle aged man named Kit Cayman, a freelance translator, with his sexual relationship with a young and attractive woman. He founds her surfing the internet and she is an egyptian princess and a self proclaimed dominatrix. Kit is bored with his life and his career and he is looking for something exciting because of his declining sexuality and a list of failed relationships from the past.
The two characters are very different, she is a strong woman and Kit is a weak character (as the author describes deeply his personality, his internal struggle).
The whole book is something outside ordinary, easy to read, sexy and intense at the same time because it explores sexuality and Kit’s deep thoughts.
This book is a must read, it is fascinating and it will make you think! I definitely recommend it!
April 24, 2016 by H.Taylor on Amazon | 5.0 out of 5 stars
This was an excellent , well written book. A web photo causes Kit, who is suffering from a mid-life crisis to explore different avenues of his life. It takes you on Kits journey where he explores his adolescents unknown sexual fantasies, while taking risks which haven’t surfaced since , that might cause him to lose his true self. The author explores the different desires of the character which keep you engrossed until the final page. You feel as if you are travelling the road with Kit and is a good book for anyone who has not read this type of book before.
Clark is a Canadian author with experience in Journalism, reporting, editing and as a freelance writer and translator to name but a few.
This is his first novel and I feel that we can look forward to many more adventures. Whilst there are some double entendres it is well written and covers the subject tastefully.
February 16, 2016 by Larry Kahaner on Amazon | 5.0 out of 5 stars
This book is a surprise. An excellent surprise. It’s not what I usually read (I say this a lot) having a fondness for mysteries and thrillers. This book had me at the jump and kept me enthralled. The main character is a sad case, is well formed and grows throughout. Let me take that back. He doesn’t grow in the right direction and that’s the main idea. He is stuck, stuck, stuck and can’t get out of his own way. Often, that age-old story line gets tiring, but the author keeps up the electricity by injecting weird sex (natch) which, among the protagonist’s other proclivities and bad choices produces a reader feeling of “Oh, no, not again you dummy. Get your sh*&^ together, man.”
Bad job, bad relationships, bad with money.
It all just works.