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2017 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: The Bones of Our Fathers Elin Gregory


1) The Bones of Our Fathers was delightful. The writing style is fluid and fascinating, almost like the voice of a completely separate character. Once I got used to it, which didn't take long, it was quite engaging and playful; the sentences roll into each other and the pacing is very smooth. The only downside was a number of punctuation mistakes and extraneous words, but it didn't detract from the overall story or infringe upon the plotting. Setting was evocative right from the beginning: I never once had to question where I was or work to imagine what it might look like: the author gives just enough detail to let my mind play, and builds a homey, cozy little community with its ups and downs, and above all, its sense of family. Most of the side characters (and there were a lot of them!) were given plenty of personality and individuality, and those that weren't fit in just the same; they were as developed as it was necessary to be. I found myself glad to be able to meet these people and watch how they lived their lives; I enjoyed getting to know them. The author acknowledges the deus ex machina right up front, and in such a way that even though I noticed it for what it was, in the end, it didn't matter because the resolution was so satisfying, slipping surprisingly neatly into place in the gentle pacing of the tale. An excellent read; I very much enjoyed it!

The Bones of Our Fathers Elin Gregory
Gay - Contemporary Romance
File Size: 2050 KB
Print Length: 215 pages
Publisher: Manifold Press (August 1, 2017)
Publication Date: August 1, 2017
Amazon: The Bones of Our Fathers Elin Gregory

Malcolm Bright, brand new museum curator in a small Welsh Border town, is a little lonely until – acting as emergency archaeological consultant on a new housing development – he crosses the path of Rob Escley, aka Dirty Rob, who makes Mal’s earth move in more ways than one.

Then Rob discovers something wonderful, and together they must combat greedy developers and a treasure hunter determined to get his hands on the find. Are desperate measures justified to save the bones of our fathers? Will Dirty Rob live up to his reputation? Do museum curators really do it meticulously?

Answers must be found for the sake of Mal’s future, his happiness and his heart.

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