Jan 4, 2018 on Amazon | 5.0 out of 5 stars
By Matt Chapko
Format: Kindle Edition | Verified Purchase
Whoa, this book was a doozy, in a good way! From the first chapter, the story has you gripped. This historical fiction novel transforms you into another place and time, following two fantastically written characters. The main and “That Woman,” Sarah, is strong, resilient protagonist although the story doesn’t start out as such. Throughout the hardships she suffers, beginning with the decline of her father’s livelihood and then her brother and her capture aboard a boat to America from their home in France, she gains experience and robustness that serves in her favor, sometimes. She does fall victim to several atrocities that fuel the plot skillfully.
The writing style of Wayne Clark is impressive. The book is laden with metaphors and deep description that, for me, created slow reading but it was worth it. He takes the time to illuminate the world and scenarios in such a way that you feel truly present in the book. Very well done.