Monday, 25 July 2016

The Cherubim Rosewood ~ Larry Shackledford #BookReview #amreading @larrydshack

The Cherubim Rosewood
Larry Shackledford

In 1982, a gifted St. Louis college student traveled to Northwestern Brazil to visit his Lutheran missionary parents. Born and raised in Africa, the epic journey reduced the young man to the most primitive and instinctive forms of survival; but also to the nascent essence of life and death, and the ultimate archetype: the evil nature of man. An incredible story that will challenge the reader to reconsider choices they have made in their own journey through life. An incredible journey of survival, hope and healing.

What did I think of the book? 

Oh my! Shackelford certainly knows how to weave a rich tale. The amount of research that must have gone into this book is staggering, and it reads so authentically that it felt like I was there seeing everything through Edward Hamilton's eyes.

Edward is a well developed, and a likeable, fascinating, character that I took to straight away, and I am sure you will as well. I thoroughly enjoyed his story and the journey that is Edwards life. Although that incident with the VW Beetle - that was mean, funny, but mean!

I could have quite happily curled up under a warm blanket, and allowed Shackelford to take me away to this wonderfully believable world that he has created, alas life got in the way, but I still managed to read this book within two days - I so did not want to put it down.

If you are looking for a book that is not only rich in detail but also a fantastic read, then I thoroughly recommend The Cherubim Rosewood. I truly loved it. Shackelford is rapidly becoming one of my favourite authors.

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About the author
Larry was raised in southwest Missouri where he received his college degree, but he received his education after
he graduated and began working in a maximum-security federal prison. After spending two years behind bars, he continued his law enforcement career as a criminal investigator, residing and working in eight states and two foreign countries. Larry retired from law enforcement after twenty-five years of service and resides in Salt Lake City with his wife and cat.

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