domenica 7 settembre 2014

Review: Forward to Camelot

Time-Travel / Thriller
Date Published: October 31, 2013


On the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination comes a new edition of the extraordinary time-travel thriller first published in 2003, now extensively revised and re-edited, and with a new Afterword from the authors.

On November 22, 1963, just hours after President Kennedy’s assassination, Lyndon Johnson was sworn in as President aboard Air Force One using JFK’s own Bible. Immediately afterward, the Bible disappeared. It has never been recovered. Today, its value would be beyond price.

In the year 2000, actress Cady Cuyler is recruited to return to 1963 for this Bible—while also discovering why her father disappeared in the same city, on the same tragic day. Finding frightening links between them will lead Cady to a far more perilous mission: to somehow prevent the President’s murder, with one unlikely ally: an ex-Marine named Lee Harvey Oswald.

Forward to Camelot: 50th Anniversary Edition brings together an unlikely trio: a gallant president, the young patriot who risks his own life to save him, and the woman who knows their future, who is desperate to save them both. 

History CAN be altered …

My Review
I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
It's an extraordinary book. It is a story of a very different kind of time travel: typically found in fantasy, but here it seems real, possible. It 's a novel that leaves his mouth open page after page, between twists and new adventures. 
We are in 2000. Cady is a young actress of soap operas and was soon fired. She had a hard enough life: she has an ex-husband who is also her agent, a mom in need of treatment: she never resigned herself to her husband's disappearance. Cady has never known her father, he has disappeared in Dallas on the same day of the assassination of Kennedy. The mother has spent a lot of money to look for it, to get some information about its possible end. She receives a job offer very unusual: she has to go back in time, in 1963 and recover the Bible on which  Vice President Lyndon Johnson had sworn  ON AIR Force One. It's disappearance, was never returned to Kennedy. Cady refuses but after her mother's death and after talking with the son of her new employer decides to accept: will have the chance to know her father and may be able to avoid to her mother a life of suffering. It is shipped in 1963: is Sunday, November 17 and there are 5 days at the day of the murder. She went immediately to her parents' house and finally knows her father but does not seem to be the same wonderful man of the stories of her mother. Se decides to try to save the life of the President. Will it succeed? 
The authors have studied a lot and did several searches: can be seen from many details. It 's a novel in which fiction and fantasy are mixed in a perfect way as not to stand out more from each other. It 's fascinating, enagaging and intriguing. It 's really well written, with excellent dialogue and well developed characters 
I highly recommend it

5 stars 


SUSAN SLOATE is the author of 20 previous books, including the recent bestsellerStealing Fire and Realizing You (with Ron Doades), for which she invented a new genre: the self-help novel. The original 2003 edition of Forward to Camelot became a #6 Amazon bestseller, took honors in three literary competitions and was optioned by a Hollywood company for film production.
Susan has also written young-adult fiction and non-fiction, including the children’s biography Ray Charles: Find Another Way!, which won the silver medal in the 2007 Children’s Moonbeam Awards. Mysteries Unwrapped: The Secrets of Alcatraz led to her 2009 appearance on the TV series MysteryQuest on The History Channel. Amelia Earhart: Challenging the Skies is a perennial young-adult Amazon bestseller. She has also been a sportswriter and a screenwriter, managed two recent political campaigns and founded an author’s festival in her hometown of Mount Pleasant, SC.
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After beginning his career as a television news and sports writer-producer, KEVIN FINN moved on to screenwriting and has authored more than a dozen screenplays. He is a freelance script analyst and has worked for the prestigious American Film Institute Writer’s Workshop Program. He now produces promotional trailers, independent film projects including the 2012 documentary SETTING THE STAGE: BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, and local content for Princeton Community Television.

His next novel, Banners Over Brooklyn, will be released in 2015.
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5 commenti:

  1. Thanks for hosting us today and for the WONDERFUL review--it's great to be here!

  2. This title caught my eye at the 52 Books challenge post. Looks like a good one - I've pinned the title so I can look for it. Thanks for the review and recommendation!


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