The Historical Novels Review Online (a service of the Historical Novel Society) has just published a review by Wisteria Leigh. The complete review can be found at the Review (http://historicalnovelsociety.org/hnr-online.htm) and at Wisteria Leigh’s blog for February 15, where you can find a cornucopia of information, reviews, conversation, interviews, and book suggestions. Here are a few excerpts from her review.
“The theme is about the connectivity we have to our world and how the earth binds us to each other. …”
“The author’s strength is his subtle symbolism threaded throughout, beginning with his choice of title, Red Clay, Blood River. He has planned his flow of symbols to show connections between people. The character of Thembinkosi is enchanting and regal, yet a slave, who withstood so much and complained so little. Her strength, beauty, and soul out-shined all others…”
“It is a story of inspiration, love, romance, and hope with a message given that deep relationships can form with others when we eliminate the lines, borders, and walls that prevent connections.”