elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,
elisa_rolle
elisa_rolle

2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: When Skies Have Fallen by Debbie McGowan

When Skies Have Fallen by Debbie McGowan
Gay Historical Romance
Paperback: 296 pages
Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing (July 8, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1910635502
ISBN-13: 978-1910635506
Amazon: When Skies Have Fallen
Amazon Kindle: When Skies Have Fallen

For many in war-torn 1944, love blossoms in the dance hall, and airman Arty Clarke is no exception. He's a thinker and a dreamer; however, it's not the beautiful, talented dancer in his arms-his best friend Jean-who inspires his dreams. For when his gaze meets that of Technical Sergeant Jim Johnson, Arty dares to imagine a different dance. Their love is forbidden, by both the armed forces and the law, but with Jean's cunning and support, Arty and Jim try to bridge the distance between them and find true love despite the danger and a life-threatening disaster that could destroy Arty's dreams for good. Can the pair stand strong together, no matter how many skies have fallen?


Exceptional historical accuracy and sense of setting: the novel rings with authenticity. The characters are strong and the plot tension comes not just from the war but their own desires and the demand for secrecy. Pacing is sometimes a bit slow. Extremely strong historical romance overall.

Very sweet, gentle romance. I found myself thinking of the characters even when I wasn't reading, which makes it a good book in my esteem. Very well done.

A lovely novel. A story that shows - two hearts can find each other even amidst the warzone. And passion for dance and friendship can help an impossible dream come true.


This journal is friends only. This entry was originally posted at http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4656033.html. If you are not friends on this journal, Please comment there using OpenID.
Tags: rainbow awards 2015
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for friends only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments