Along the Broken Bay [ kindle or Pdf ] BY Flora J. Solomon – Epub and DOC



10 thoughts on “Along the Broken Bay

  1. says:

    Colonialist claptrap I couldn't finish this book because of the paternalistic and problematic view of the Philippines The characters are written with the assumption that they are white odd for a book that takes place in the Philipp

  2. says:

    After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941 Japan invaded and occupied the Phillipines All Americans soldiers and civilians were taken prisoner Some American families were imprisoned or they escaped into the mountains to hide from the enemy Many of us know of the Bataan march and the atrocities inflicted on our men and women This is the story o

  3. says:

    A different view of WWIIAlong the Broken Bay by Flora Solomon is a well written story of an Italian American woman and her child trapped in Manila during the WWII invasion by Japan Living a priveledged life with cooks maids and nannies prior

  4. says:

    The book gets off to a slow start with too much description and character background that could wait to be incorporated into the narrative later on in the story It soon picks up and rattles along at a fair pace right up until the end It is most certainly a roller coaster of action and emotions In fact roller coaster is very apt If you think

  5. says:

    I selected this book to see a perspective of WWII in the Philippines Unfortunately the main character was so vapid and unlikeable that I didn't care what happened to her Gina is a society woman caught up with Junior League looking good and that's all She has a daughter that is raised by the help and she has an undying fai

  6. says:

    Overall this was a good book I enjoyed most of it However I deduct one star for good reason It was clear to me and later confirmed the author ha

  7. says:

    I was given an Advance Reader copy of this book Excellent read Well written account of World War 2 in the Philippines beginning with the Bataan Death March Flora writes with a sharp eye for detail Her characters are well developed and the plot keeps your interest If you enjoy historical fiction I recommend this book Along the Bro

  8. says:

    One of the better Kindle First reads I've received Here's why I liked it1 Interesting story about an aspect of

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    Finished reading July 19th 2019 Manila's magic was gone replaced by an undercurrent of fear potent enough to be sensed by an observer A copy of this book was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing in exchange for an honest review Thank you view spoilerI have always had a weak spot for historical fiction and especially if the story is set during WWI or WWII I admit I was sold as soon as I read the

  10. says:

    What an unbelievable but based on facts storyI’ve not read many stories about World War II in the Phillipines but this one and the author’s previous book A Pledge of Silence certainly opened my eyes to the fact that the Americans who were living there when the war broke out were treated so inhumanely under their Japanese captors Both books are truly eye openers about the war in the Pacific that so little

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But operating undercover in the spotlight has Gina struggling to stay a step ahead of the Japanese She’s risked everything to take a stand but her club is a house of cards in the eye of a storm Can Gina keep this delicate operation running long enough to outlast the enemy or is she on a sure path to defeat that will put her family her freedom or even her life at ris. One of the better Kindle First reads I ve received Here s why I liked it1 Interesting story about an aspect of WWII I was not familiar with the Pacific theater specifically the Philippines So I learned2 Relatively thoughtful approach to the racism and colonialism the West brought to the Philippines I would have liked a bit growth on Gina s and maybe other characters part but it was there3 The pacing was good No bogging down in minuscule details Enough interest to keep going but no annoying cliff hangers4 Characters were pretty well developed In Gina s life there was an ever changing cast of characters so it would not make much sense to delve too deeply Still there was enough5 The research Solomon the author did her homework6 The emotions How can you read a book about wartime without emotion And yet I have read some in the past7 The snippets from Ray s journal that started each chapter I really wondered if this was based on a real life American prisoner of war Very nice touchWhat I would have changedNot much except perhaps some of the dialogue which sounded a bit too 21st century at points Overall I enjoyed this book However some may find parts of it disturbing

Summary Along the Broken Bay

Along the Broken Bay

From the bestselling author of A Pledge of Silence comes a story of resistance intrigue and risking it all in the WWII Philippines December 1941 War has erupted in the Pacific spelling danger for Gina Capelli Thorpe an American expat living in Manila When the Japanese invade and her husband goes missing Gina flees with her daughter to the Zambales Mountains to avoid c. After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941 Japan invaded and occupied the Phillipines All Americans soldiers and civilians were taken prisoner Some American families were imprisoned or they escaped into the mountains to hide from the enemy Many of us know of the Bataan march and the atrocities inflicted on our men and women This is the story of a family and soldiers who through guerrilla tactics fought back This is the second historical fiction by Flora Simpson about this particular area of fighting during WWII in the Pacific According to the author the story was developed based on written experiences by those who were there I thought the novel was uniue in its theme and was extremely well written Character development was extraordinary The protagonist a woman whose heroic deeds helped her own family and those soldiers fighting with the resistance Thanks to and the First Reads program I was given a prerelease of this novel Highly recommended

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Apture or worseDesperate for money medicine and guns the resistance recruits Gina to join their underground army and smuggles her back to Manila There she forges a new identity and opens a nightclub where seductive beauties sing dance and tease secrets out of high ranking Japanese officers while the wildly successful club and its enemy patrons help fund the resistance. The book gets off to a slow start with too much description and character background that could wait to be incorporated into the narrative later on in the story It soon picks up and rattles along at a fair pace right up until the end It is most certainly a roller coaster of action and emotions In fact roller coaster is very apt If you think about it that ride takes you slowly to the top of the first climb and then dives and twists and turns and it makes your head and body spin You scream you laugh you cry This book will do all of that to youThe author has obviously done a lot of research for this book She has done as I always advise people who want to write who ask me What is your top tip for potential writers I say to them Read a lot She has made disassembled real characters from the wartime Philippines era and reassembled them into her fictional characters The result is very authentic and believableOnce you are into the third of fourth chapter you will find this book difficult to put down It is skillfully written I always wanted to know what would happen next The end of a chapter was definitely NOT the time to switch off my bedside lightYour emotions will be stirred right up to the endI highly recommend this book to all my friends