I want to thank all the people who have bought copies of The Hour of Parade recently. This week is the three year anniversary of its publication. When I wrote it, my expectations were modest. I hoped some would read it; I didn't expect all the warm and generous encouragement I've received. Thank you.
A work of fiction cannot be held to the same standards of truth as non-fiction; by its nature, it is largely “made-up.” However, a quality of plausibility is necessary to convince the reader that the fiction is at least rooted in a common reality.
The Hour of Parade is a work of fiction. The major characters in Parade are not based on real people as characters in the genre of historical fiction may be but are portrayed in real historic settings, in particular the aftermath of the battle of Auste...
Awesome Indies Books has approved Hour for their site and written a nice review entitled "Beautiful Prose."
"We meet soldiers on opposite sides of a battle with an elegant grace that only that time period (and someone who researched it thoroughly) could provide to a novel...it harkens back to those classic novels, like Tolstoy, who present the reader with a story that has depth, and approaches description at a much higher level than many novels of the modern day."