Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Love of Finished Years by Gregory Erich Phillips - Book Tour + Giveaway

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LOVE OF FINISHED YEARS
Award-winning author Gregory Erich Phillips
Love of Finished Years
Genre: Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction
Publisher: SillanPaceBrown
Publication Date: January 3, 2018
An Immigrant Girl's Powerful Journey of Aspiration and Love in Early Twentieth Century New York
Pre World War One, Elsa came to America with her eyes wide open, realizing it was up to her to make a life for herself. Surviving a sweat shop in lower Manhattan, a chance job with a Long Island elite family opens up her world. Invited in up to a point, she unwittingly, albeit precariously, crosses the social divide with her now open heart, which puts all she had worked for in jeopardy.
Grand Prize Winner
Chanticleer International Book Awards and Chaucer Historical Fiction Book Awards
A wonderfully satisfying reads.
- Chanticleer Reviews
"What a truly wonderful story! I've read it three times, and with each reading I find myself caring about the fabulous characters and their lives even more."
- P.J. Alderman, New York Times Bestselling Author
"I do hope the author has a sequel in the works...a beautiful novel that is set in a fascinating time in our nation's history."
- Linda S., Boulder, Colorado



My Top Ten World War One Era Books:

Love of Finished Years is set in the years leading up to the First World War. This is a list of my ten favorite books about World War One. The first seven are novels and the final three are history books.


All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

The quintessential World War One novel, this is the story of a young German in the trenches, who quickly loses his excitement for battle and struggles to hold onto his humanity as the war drags on.

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

Hemingway draws on his experience as a volunteer in Italy during the war to tell this gripping wartime love story.

A Very Long Engagement by SĂ©bastien Japrisot

A French girl searches for her fiancĂ© after the war, not believing he is really dead. I’m always a sucker for a good love story!

Fall of Giants by Ken Follett

A sweeping epic that tells stories of families in different countries across the theatre of the war, as all intertwine in Europe’s great tragedy.

Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

An Englishman’s pre-war affair in France leads him to the dark world tunneling beneath the trenches of the front.

August, 1914 by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Primarily a narrative based in the Russian defeat in East Prussia, which in many ways paved the way for the Russian revolution.

Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo

A soldier loses all his limbs in an explosion. This is the story of a man reflecting on the war and his life, while feeling trapped inside his body. This was a powerful anti-war statement novel.

The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman

By far the most famous written history of World War One, this book tells the story of the lead up to the war, and the first month of the war as it played out on the western front. Though it is a history book, The Guns of August reads like a novel, it is so compelling.

A World Undone by G. J. Meyer

This is my favorite comprehensive history of World War One, chronologically detailing all the major events of the four-year debacle. It also gives compelling background into the families, politics and technologies that played such a major role in the conflict.

The Sleepwalkers by Christopher Clark

Another book that delves into the lead-up and beginning of the war—in more detail than Tuchman’s book. It is a subject that has baffled the world with the benefit of hindsight.


 

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About Gregory Erich Phillips

Gregory Erich Phillips
This moving debut novel by Gregory Erich Phillips won the grand prize in the Chanticleer Reviews International Writing Competition. From a prolific literary family, Gregory tells aspirational stories through strong, relatable characters that transcend time and place. Living in Seattle, Washington, he is also an accomplished tango dancer and musician.
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Follow the Book Tour: February 26 - March 17, 2018.
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