Book review stop! Today I’m delighted to be the host for Resistance #2 – Equality, a historical novel written by E. McGinness.
First thing first, let me thank the author for providing me with an e-copy of this book. Much obliged *hat tip*
MEET THE BOOK
The young lovers discover the darkest days are just before liberation as they are forced to make impossible choices in their attempts to survive the Occupation.
Book Two in the Resistance series, a historical novel set in occupied France.
Publication date: 11/11/21
READ MY REVIEW
Cover: I like it!
The second installment in the Resistance series, Equality brings back our favorite French couple, Sabine and Hérisson.
Still double POV, and once again both characters have powerful voices. This time I prefer Hérisson’s arc because his character growth is even more pronounced than it was in Liberty. Sabine, though! Sabine reads as the core of the story, and I love her ability to face every issue with bravery. Her spirit is the real backbone of this book.
The cast has become bigger—of course!—while keeping its strong points intact. I must commend McGinness for that since it’s hard to balance many characters: there’s always the risk of having them sound too alike, a trap that can spring on experienced authors, too. McGinness is not only able to avoid falling for it, but she does so in a graceful manner 😀
Equality doesn’t have all the answers yet, as the last book of the trilogy will be out in May—and I’m looking forward to reading it! However, the ending has an elegant undertone: I don’t know about you, but I detest heavy-handed cliffhangers. I don’t want to be bludgeoned into buying the next book in the series (chances are I won’t, just out of spite); I want to be eased into it. McGinness seems to share my thought on this because Equality ends on a perfect note.
Again, Equality has a distinct editing problem. I’m putting less of a spotlight on it because Equality reads far more engaging than Liberty, and McGinness’ writing skills have improved a lot. Still, a different approach would have put McGinness’ books where they belong—in the five stars league.
4,5 stars on GR.
The second book, Resistance #3 – Fraternity, will be out in May. Stay tuned!
MEET THE AUTHOR
I write thriller, historical and romance books, also non-fiction about moving to France where I am an independent estate agent. I am a co-presenter on Talking Books Ex-PatRadio.com on Thursdays from 10.30-11.30 GMT.
I was born in the Highlands of Scotland where I went to school. I moved to Aberdeen to study law. After completing my law degree, I obtained a Diploma in Legal Practise and completed a two year trainee-ship with an Aberdeen-shire law practise. Once a fully qualified lawyer I moved to Glasgow then Edinburgh as I wanted to specialise in court work. After twelve years as a court practitioner specialising latterly in criminal defence I moved to South West France where I set up my own estate agency firm.
I have lived in South West France for 11 years and began writing about 4 years ago.
It has always been my dream to write. I have a wide range of reading interests and am always ready to enjoy a good book regardless of genre.
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