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Catalina Flores de la Peña's tongue got her in trouble than any other part of her body even though there were far likely candidates But when a storm rolls into her sleepy port town she finds herself embroiled with a gang of adventurers mercenaries and prostitutes on a journey to free South America from the Spanish Empire A Storm Hits Valparaíso is an epic historical adventure starring two brothers torn apart by love; a slave running for his. I appreciate that this book exists as it gave me a uick summary of the struggle for independence of some South American countries That was not enough for me to give this book a good reviewI think that this story of historical fiction is reminiscent of James Michener s two volume set of the beginnings of South Africa That tome was enjoyable and dealt with the full history of South AfricaA Storm Hits Valparaiso misses the boat in telling a thoughtful story of the independence of some South American countries It is choppy and muddled I found some chapter breaks in the middle of a continuing thought and at other times dramatic changes were not chapter breaks This book takes on too many countries in one story It would have fared better by concentrating on expanding the story to provide continuity and depth of data so the reader may understand what was happening in a interactive manner I felt the author was reporting to me on some aspects of history instead of living it with meThere were also too many inconseuential characters I would rather that the author would have concentrated the main people in the story I found St Martin and Cochrane well developed and interestingIf you are a fan of historical fiction and would like a cursory history of the lower South American struggle for independence then this may be a good choice for you

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Life; a disgraced British sailor seeking redemption; and José de San Martín an Argentine general who deserts the Spanish Army to lead a bloody revolt against his former masters Praise for A Storm Hits Valparaiso A work of sweeping historical fiction that captivates and entertains engaging and richly textured John D Glass author of Legend of ZodiacDavid Gaughran has woven a captivating story set during this dangerous period in South America's. This is a fine and deftly woven account of the long struggle for South American independence Through rotating viewpoints author David Gaughran shows the various groups participating in that struggle Chilean tavern keepers daughter runaway black slave with this master s brand burned into his chest Indian miner from the mountains of Peru young cousins raised as brothers on a subsistance rancho in Argentina a brilliant strategist from the British navy and the visionary leader San MartinThe story is lively and fast moving While there s plentiful description of numerous battles the detail never slows the pace Through it all we see the tremendous human cost of liberating an entire vast continent To help readers imagine the scale of the struggle described here imagine trying to draw together small factions scattered from Washington State to Florida and from Maine to California in the early 1800s without even so much technology as the telegraph

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History I'd happily recommend it to fans of the genre Tracy Cook Booked Up ReviewsA romping classico it reminded me of Louis de Bernières SR Noss author of Life on the Suburban FringeAn ambitious story of love and betrayal victory and defeat In characters drawn from real historical figures the author delves into the politics of war and how battles turn on the smallest of details or the whims of a single man JW Manus author of The Devil His D. This is about the South American countries as they waged revolutionary wars for their freedom from Spain Historical fiction and I usually enjoy it but this one had way too many battle descriptions for my liking


10 thoughts on “A Storm Hits Valparaiso

  1. says:

    Once I started this book I just wanted to be left in peace to finish it and everything else—including preparing Sunday dinner—became an annoying distractionWe have all heard of Simón Bolívar a leader in the

  2. says:

    I have a lot of respect for David Gaughran I read his blog daily and his non fiction work Let’s Get Digital man

  3. says:

    I appreciate that this book exists as it gave me a uick summary of the struggle for independence of some South American countries That was not e

  4. says:

    While I found the overall arc of the story to be an interesting look at the war in South America I thought the author would have been better served focus on a smaller set of characters and a smaller portion of the history The books follows a large number of characters some interesting than others through their individual roles in

  5. says:

    This is a fine and deftly woven account of the long struggle for South American independence Through rotating viewpoints author David Gaughran shows the various groups participating in that struggle Chilean tavern keepers daughter; runaway black slave with this master's brand burned into his chest; Indian miner from the mountains of Peru; young cousins raised as brothers on a subsistance rancho in Argentina; a brillia

  6. says:

    This work of historical fiction reads like a history textbook than a novel The events are all there but overall t

  7. says:

    This is about the South American countries as they waged revolutionary wars for their freedom from Spain Historical fiction and I usually enjoy it but this one had way too many battle descriptions for my liking

  8. says:

    Loved this in the beginning but the second half read like a history text I was disappointed that these great characters were left to such flat static endings Could have been an amazing historical novelvery disappointing

  9. says:

    A well written historical novel about the fight for independence in South America It was a bloody savage fight for freedom from the Spanish and the fictional part of the story keeps you interested while you are actually learning history

  10. says:

    A Good ReadI enjoyed it very much The was good interplay between the historical aspect and the story line A good read