We have another new review for The Fairest Portion of the Globe, this one from the great independent book review site, BookPleasures. Thanks so much to Norm Goldman of BookPleasures and reviewer Sandra E. Graham for this one!
Too often our history books give us only the dry, uninteresting facts of how the women and men coped with dangers and hard times as they worked and fought to develop the New World; leaving us wanting more and looking for more. Frances Hunter goes one better and gives us just that—giving us the ‘what is, or what might have been.’ Opening windows to the lives and sagas and giving realism to the men and women who struggled to explore and free the land that is now the home to millions of free Americans.
In her book The Fairest Portion of the Globe, Frances allows us to go along with the young Meriwether Lewis and young William Clark as they struggle with the deception and fraud formulated by their commanding officers and the political leaders of America, Spain, and France. Freshly released from the strangle-hold of Britain’s clutches, the New World now must try to free itself from the greedy, money-grubbing claws of Spain and France.
Lewis and Clark find themselves as pawns in a game of intrigue where the open water-ways of the mighty Mississippi River and men’s loyalties can be sold to the highest bidder. A tug-of-war ensues between Spain, France, and politicians of the New World as all sides vie for coveted prize.
You will be witness to the lives of two young men and their families as they unfold behind the scenes in this gripping tale of a roughed and beautiful young country just beginning its journey to becoming a great nation—a nation where the only people you can trust is yourself and your brother, sometimes.
Frances Hunter has done a bang-up job in delivering this wonderfully exciting adventure to life and it’s certainly one you won’t want to miss. It is one book that you will want to add to your library of great historical fictions. Keeps you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end; one that you will find so hard to put down. Check it out, I know you will enjoy it as much as I did.