Review: The Bastard by Anne Ireland

"Anne Ireland has penned a tale of fate and a tale of love with The Bastard."

One fine day, three kids make a mistake and that mistake will follow them all their lives.  For Bethany, this is the day she first met Jake Weston, The Bastard.  Bethany senses Jake is dangerous, but she has no idea the role he will play in her future.  Stephen, crippled in mind and body, wants revenge on the world, but he in particular wants to get even with Bethany and Jake.  William loves Bethany and wants her as his wife not matter what.  Torn between the two men, Bethany finds solace in caring for children during the war.  She watches as those she cares for take a path that cannot end well.  One action that caused long lasting consequences, will any of them find happiness?

Anne Ireland takes us through a walk though history as we experience Bethany’s life and times.  The Bastard clearly shows how one day can shape the lives of so many.  Irrevocably tied together, William, Stephen, Jake and Bethany have to face fate and their own roles in the drama that plays out.  It tends to start out very slow but the tension and excitement accelerate at a fast pace as the story proceeds.

Anne Ireland has  penned an epic tale with The Bastard.  Telling the story through the eyes of young Bethany, we realize how fate can be cruel at times and how circumstances often dictate our actions.  Buy The Bastard and experience the ups and downs of life at the turn of the 20th century through World War I.  Live the life along with Bethany, William, Stephen and Jake.


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About the Book:
Genre: historical
ISBN: 2940014886574
Page Count: 2MB
Price: $ 4.99
Reviewer: Debby

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Star Rating: 4 Stars
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posted Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

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