Add To Cart
- Media Type▼▲
- Author / Artist▼▲
- Top Rated▼▲
Number of Pages: 462
Vendor: Mountainview Books
Publication Date: 2014
|Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 X 1.03 (inches)|
When World War II hits Walter Brewer's family in the worst possible way, he is torn between his love for two women, his family, and his country. A rural postal carrier in his hometown of Jamesville, North Carolina, Walter has no idea his life is about to become entwined with a Nazi officer and a Royal Naval commando. Will he survive his mission over France as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne, or is the ultimate sacrifice Walter's destiny?
This much-anticipated prequel to Don Brown's acclaimed "Navy Justice" series is packed with the ravages of love and war, romance and family, and ultimately the power of faith.
DonnaGeorgiaAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Historical fiction in WWIIJune 18, 2016DonnaGeorgiaAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 0Meets Expectations: 5This is an amazing and well written historical fiction novel set in WWII. Don has given us insight into how the horrors, fears and struggles affected the lives of the soldiers and their families during these dangerous years of war. His description of the time period and information of military action is very informative. Well written and realistic characters. A story of three men from three countries that involve one letter and one destiny. The author has done a great job in weaving the lives of the three men into a surprising and powerful ending.
Walter Brewer a mail carrier looses his brother in the attack of Pearl Harbor. He is torn between taking care of his family, his brothers family and fighting for his country. Darwin McCloud small in statue but strong in faith wants to gain his father's love and recognition and to earn the right to wear the insignia of a British Commando. Heinrick Schultz is a intelligence officer for the great Rommel and has proved his faithfulness to the Germany army. However he struggles with the tasks he is asked to perform.
Don Brown is a very talented writer. This book is a great read and I highly recommend it.There is so much in this story.
I received a free copy of this book from bookfun.org for my honest opinion and review
ThereadmasterDavenport,IowaAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5great storyJune 21, 2015ThereadmasterDavenport,IowaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This was a very nice WWll story. This story takes in characters from the United States, England and Germany. It gives every ones perspective and shows that all people are fairly alike. Everyone loves their families. Great story. I received this from the Book Club network for a fair and honest opinion.
Janice GareyDecatur, GAAge: 55-65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Go with Destiny/Read this book!February 1, 2015Janice GareyDecatur, GAAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Review Title: Go with Destiny/Read this book! (review of Destiny by Don Brown)
Reviewer: Janice S. Garey
Destiny is a mighty story that encompasses the ways that war affects individuals and families. Specifically, the book tracks several families and singles through the beginning of WWII through the end of the war and a bit beyond. The characters are well developed with the good showing their flaws and the not as good showing their potential to be better with maturity bolstered with new found trust in God.
Without detailing the story, my take-away value from this book is that war creates an alternate experience of life where people make quick life and death decisions that can haunt them for the rest of their lives. The pressures at home and in battle require inordinate strength and stamina, both physically and emotionally. I saw in this book that war demands weak people to be trained to become tough. Those who start out tough are forced to connect with weaknesses within themselves that they did not realize they possessed. I appreciated seeing these facets of personality developed in the characters.
Because this is Christian fiction, you will not find the typical coarse language that spills out in the military. I was relieved to get the story without all the profanity. Other than that, I found the book to be very realistic. By necessity, because of the time period covered, the book is long, but it is never dull. The length gives a chance to develop several themes such as choosing between love of family and duty to ones nation; choosing to honor ones marriage vows and how Christian beliefs foster the ability to do that; and, choosing to honor ones parents even though past differences have severed the relationship. On the grand scale, the overriding theme is redemption of relationships through sacrifice, on the human level as well as the divine.
I am thankful to the author for writing and sharing this story. I am thankful to bookfun.org for giving me the book in exchange for reading it and posting an honest review. Truly, this is an excellent historical fiction book. My husband enjoyed it as well, and it is a great book for a couple to share by reading it aloud.
BookaholicAtlanta (GA)Age: Over 65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5WAR, BATTLES, EVEN ROMANCEDecember 27, 2014BookaholicAtlanta (GA)Age: Over 65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Destiny by Don Brown is really good book. Even though he had a lot of different characters, it was easy to keep them straight. It involved 3 men in 3 different countries during World War II. One was serving under Hitler in Germany, one was from England, and two brothers were from America. One brother in America was a more central character.
The 101st Airborne was formed at this time. (I really enjoyed that part because my brother was a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne.)
The author kept us connected at all times to locations and the characters. There was romance and some twists and turns. Will all three servicemen return home to their families or will any of them survive?
This book will interest both the guys and gals. I am excited to read the next book in the series. This was a prequel to them. Buy the book if you enjoy war stories similar to the JAG series that use to be on TV.
BookFun.org gave me the book to review for my honest opinion.
bookwomanjoanOak Harbor, WAAge: Over 65Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5God's grace and providence in WW II novelDecember 19, 2014bookwomanjoanOak Harbor, WAAge: Over 65Gender: FemaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4This is a prequel to Brown's Navy Justice series. Brown had actually written this novel two years before the one that introduced Zack Brewer, the young Navy JAG officer. In this prequel, we learn about Zack's grandfather,Walter Brewer. Walter faced the challenge of WW II participating in the battle on June 6, 1944 in Normandy, France.
I have read several of Brown's novels. They are usually full of intense military action. This one is a little different. Rather than lots of military action, this novel deals with the lives of three men whose destinies intersect. Brown has done a great job of revealing the background and character of the men as the story line alternates between them. We become aware of the atmosphere around each that causes them to become part of the military. We also read about what the families endured as men left for war.
Brown has done a good job developing the characters of the three men. We experience the pressure put on the German factory worker to be a part of the retaliation against the Jews, acts that haunt him. We see the influence a successful British military father has on his son, a young man who just wants his father's approval. And we share the struggles of the American who, after the death of his brother at Pearl Harbor, received his own draft notice. Brown has put love and life into the men who would eventually aim weapons at each other.
The most touching part of the novel for me was the spiritual aspect. The British commando was a committed Christian who carried into battle the gospel in German. That changed the destiny of the Nazi who took the gospel and the American who later encountered him in battle. It reminded me again of the grace of God and His providence in the affairs of men.
Readers of Brown's Navy Justice will enjoy this prequel. Those who like WW II novels will like it too. I liked it because it is a stirring novel of love, war, God's grace, forgiveness and reconciliation.
I received a complimentary digital copy of this book through The Book Club Network for the purpose of an independent and honest review.