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To avoid capture 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 resi. 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 has never been to the Philippines She can get away with that for many but I knew and it caused me to stand back a little instead of becoming utterly immersed in the setting She did fake it uite well though It was a shame because the book was meticulously researched and really did justice to those terrible times Even a few weeks in Luzon would have helped enormously into getting to the essential heart of Filipinos and their culture instead of attempting to replicate parts in this novel by way of “distance learning”The faking also occurred with some of her characters as I could not uite connect with some of them Some were simply too shallow They felt like outline sketches at times when I yearned for flesh color and zipThe same can be said for the plot as good as it was It plodded too many times perhaps understandable because there are only so many ways to write a scene in a nightclub where you fear for your life because you are a spy surrounded by a fearsome and loathsome enemy But you know what The author pulled off a difficult job I recommend this book to anyone with an interest in WW2 historical fiction PS shall I let you into a secret I’m a grown man and I cried at the end of this book

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Along the Broken BayStanceBut 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 ri. 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

Flora J. Solomon Ê 8 Review

Along the Broken Bay Free download ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ ➹ [Reading] ➻ Along the Broken Bay By Flora J. Solomon ➮ – From the bestselling author of A Pledge of Silence comes a story of resistance intrigue and risking it all in the WWII Philippines December 19From the bestselling author of A Pledge of Silence comes a story of resistance intrigue and risking Along the MOBI #8608 it all in the WWII Philippines December 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. 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