This book is a fascinating blend of the past with the present. It's a unique look at death and it fascinated me. Here is a good look at what independent authors are capable of doing.
I bring you Failed Moments by A. Robert Allen.
French Caribbean in 1790 ~ Patrice Beaumont is considered the
“kindest” of slave owners. While talking about the need to abolish
slavery, he never does anything about it. Is being “the best of the
worst” his only legacy?
New York City in 1863 ~ Patrick Allen is a large Irish immigrant who
learns to make a living in the boxing ring. When out of the ring, he
doesn’t pick fights or pick sides. However, during the Draft Riots, he
sees a lynch mob about to beat up two black men. Is Patrick willing to
choose sides this time and stand up for what’s right? Or will he walk
away like he always does?
This book was different and unique. I honestly couldn’t put it down
until I’d reached the last page. Patrick Walsh is a man many of us could
relate to. It’s always easier to walk away and stay uninvolved than it
is to step in and do what is right. Watching as he goes through each of
these lives is amazing. The amount of research that had to have gone
into this book is mind-blowing. You get an accurate picture of these
major points in history and feel like you’re right there with the
character. I felt each life could have been its own book because each
part was so rich and well-developed. When each time period ended, it was
sad in a way. I wanted the story to continue because I got so involved
with the way the tale was spun.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction. It was absolutely terrific.