Author: Nicholas J Finch

National Rugby League (NRL) Season Re-Opener


 

Today the NRL starts their season after being on hiatus due to Covid-19.

Why am I bringing this up?  Because one of the stories that has been running around the house, deals with a coming of an age story, through rugby.  I’m hoping watching the games, along with commentaries and commercials will help jump start the story.

If you live in Australia/New Zealand – what’s your favorite team?

If you live outside Australia/New Zealand, and have no idea what I’m talking about, look up the NRL on youtube.

Book Review: Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible VoyageEndurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Considered to be the definitive account of Shackleton’s incredible expedition to the Antarctic in the famous ship Endurance, this book reads a lot like a thrilling novel of desperate heroism.

That it’s all real, and not fiction, makes it a breathless journey on which the reader travels with the men who endured so much, and achieved such feats as deserve to be endlessly admired.

I have read widely on this topic, and found Lansing’s book to be sufficient as actually adding new elements to my knowledge. For that, I am grateful though I had to wait 9 months in line at the library for a copy.

Nevertheless, I highly recommend this book to anyone who would like a better understanding of what Shackleton’s expedition achieved, and would suggest that this form the basis of one’s comprehension.

Excellent work.

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Bookreview: The Whisper Man by Alex North

The Whisper ManThe Whisper Man by Alex North
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Having literally stumbled over this at the library, I was instantly taken by the blurb and started reading, only to realize that I could in no way put this book down.

Been a while since I found a book that good! Seriously.

Intriguing. Dark. Multiple PoVs. Brilliantly written. And certainly not something I could fathom out within the first 25% of the story – which is what usually happens when I read tales of this kind.

Psychologically twisted, and highly creative, this tale is just enough to hook you in and keep you turning the pages. I like that very much.

The ending was just a little bit overcooked for my taste, but certainly not as distracting as it could’ve been.

Excellent stuff for a random find on library day!

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Where in the World is Nicholas Finch?

Hello There!

You’ve probably been wondering where I’ve been.

Well, like all of us, I’ve been dealing with the shutdown and pandemic with as much grace and dignity as I could muster.

Luckily, I’ve been able to work from home, but learning to have a work-life balance while I’m occupying my kitchen table has been a bit harder.

I have two story ideas that I desperately want to write, but my muse has apparently decided to start practicing social distancing, and now won’t come six feet near me!! 🙂

In the meantime I’m 5 books ahead of my schedule for Goodreads, so staying home has it’s advantages.

I also realize I’ve been neglecting this blog and a few other things, but that will change.

Since I’m well ahead of schedule on my readings, I need to get back to posting some of my book reviews.  Plus, I can get back to posting fun things we all could use.  Laughs must not be few and far between any more!

I might also get the muse to cooperate with teasing posts of the storylines I’ve been brooding over.

Meanwhile, I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.  Love your neighbor.  Remember they need you, like you need them.

– Nicholas J. Finch

 

One Year Anniversary: The Secret Service Agent

It’s the One Year Anniversary of The Secret Service Agent!

Get a copy of The Secret Service Agent Today!  Treat yourself to a new book this Holiday, or buy it for a friend!


Format: Epub, Mobi, PDF, iBook

Price: $4.99

Where:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

iTunes/iBooks

Kobo

Smashwords


Imagine working everyday for the person you love, but can never truly have.

Summary:

When Michael Oliver’s neatly laid out career path took a sharp right turn from Afghanistan to Washington D.C., he figured his training as a US Army Ranger would never let him down. But swapping fatigues and combat gear for a dark suit and earpiece, he almost paid the supreme price guarding the Speaker of the House.

Then he found himself guarding the quirky little Senator from Los Angeles whom no one ever imagined might come to win the White House.

Not that he’d ever imagined falling in love with the man either, but there was no escaping it.

Michael had a plan though. It was a well thought out, long term plan that would have allowed him to finally retire away from the one person he could never truly have, and focus all his efforts on the Patron Saints Winery he’d bought years before in California.

But a bunch of domestic terrorists and a woman with a grudge, decided to get in the way first, leaving Michael and his Secret Service Team to do the unthinkable in their fight to save the President of the United States:

‘Shoot the hostage’

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