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I couldn't put this one down. There is plenty of plot, action likeable characters and even the opportunity for a cry (if you are that way inclined).
Joshua the grizzled cowboy determined to protect to his own is a great character to get behind. His grandson comes across as a younger version of Joshua but with some cocky tricks up his sleeve (learnt from his 'uncles').
This story is fast paced and has plenty to keep you reading, the interesting disjointed family dynamic and how in times of crisis family will always stick together!
I have been fortunate to be given a copy of this book by Voracious Readers Only in exchange for an honest review. The books I'm being sent are getting better and better and I can't wait to read the next one from Mr de Marigny, that's in my queue.
Joshua's Country is a brilliant book. The people who make the story so interesting are from such different backgrounds that it keeps you wanting to know more about them. It's edge of the seat action when things start to happen. The conclusion is what you wait for and the happy ending except for the loss of a friend who gave his life to save his family. If you like fast moving, edge of seat action this is it. Great read brilliant plot. Good defeats evil, you won't be disappointed.
I was given a free copy from Voracious Readers Only.
This was an interesting combination of a thriller and western novel. I was not sure if it would work but the writing was able to pull it all together very well. The fight scenes and the locations felt very realistic.
I found it an easy read but I was uncomfortable with the subject matter itself. But overall I thought it was well worth a read.
To be honest it wasn’t my usual genre so I may not be the best judge but I was uncomfortable with the violence and bloodshed. However I understand that many people enjoy these action-packed stories, and I did find it well-written with interesting characters. I see that there are other books in the series but I do not feel tempted to read them.
I received a copy of this book for review through Voracious Readers. For a relatively short novel, there's a lot going on and many characters with their histories explained. There are some errors in the book, (tow the line, when the expression should be 'toe the line') and continuity (hoods off/on when they are captive). Exciting, but the terrorists are almost caricatures and the final shootout is implausible. Having said that, it would make a great movie that would appeal to the American audience.
A fun read, reminiscent of good old westerns. John Wayne, of course, would have played Joshua.
Joshua's Country is an action packed adventure. It is well written and the characters are well developed. It is difficult to put down once you start reading it. Action all the way through until the end. A great read!
Joshua Jacob, a former marine , is a Texas rancher whose set ways and expectations drove his son away. When his son is killed while serving in the military, Joshua places his hopes on his grandson Josh to eventually take over the ranch. Josh is currently serving in the Marines, but is planning his future on the ranch.
In a raid on his base, Josh is one of a dozen prisoners taken by Isis. A daring escape enraged Shakir, the Isis leader, who vowed revenge against Josh and his family. Taking his fight to Texas, however, was not a wise decision. Joshua will do whatever it takes to protect his family.
Gerard de Marigny has written a story that is a combination military thriller and western. It is populated with characters that you really come to care for. Joshua lives by a code of honor and considers the people who work with him as his extended family. He is respected by those who know him and when family is threatened they all stand together.
I am not a big western fan, but I could not put this book down. De Marigny writes scenes that are easy to visualize. This is a book that would make a terrific movie and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.
I would like to thank Voracious Readers and the author for making this book available in exchange for an honest review.
I received a complimentary copy of the book from the author via Voracious Readers Only. Joshua Jacobs is a Texan who after returning from the Vietnam War builds an impressive spread with the help of some of his devoted friends. The story is about the struggles of him wanting his son and grandson to continue in his footsteps. Both his son and grandson choose military service over the ranch. Very good book, deals with a wide variety of issues from ISIS to illegal immigration and more.