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  • A Storm Hits Valparaiso
  • David Gaughran
  • English
  • 12 September 2018
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10 thoughts on “A Storm Hits Valparaiso

  1. says:

    Once I started this book I just wanted to be left in peace to finish it and everything else—including preparing Sunday dinner—became an annoying distractionWe have all heard of Simón Bolívar a leader in the struggle to free Hispanic America but A Storm Hits Valparaiso introduces a host of other characters—some real some fictional—that contributed to the liberation of South America from the SpanishThere are m

  2. says:

    I have a lot of respect for David Gaughran I read his blog daily and his non fiction work Let’s Get Digital manages to be both inspiring and of practical use so when I saw the chance to get a review copy of his first novel A Storm Hits Valparaiso I jumped at it not lease because I saw it as a way of repaying a little bit of what I’ve gotten from David over the past several monthsA Storm Hits Valparaiso is an epic story of love hate b

  3. says:

    I appreciate that this book exists as it gave me a uick summary of the struggle for independence of some South American countries That was not enough for me to give this book a good reviewI think that this story of historical fiction is reminiscent of James Michener's two volume set of the beginnings of South Africa Tha

  4. says:

    While I found the overall arc of the story to be an interesting look at the war in South America I thought the author would have been better served focus on a smaller set of characters and a smaller portion of the history The books follows a large number of characters some interesting than others through their individual

  5. says:

    This is a fine and deftly woven account of the long struggle for South American independence Through rotating viewpoints author David Gaughra

  6. says:

    This work of historical fiction reads like a history textbook than a novel The events are all there but overall the writing appears to me to be unfocused and at times one dimensional The few main characters never seemed to come to life for me and perhaps I was expecting too much of a novel which attempts to cover so much history ov

  7. says:

    This is about the South American countries as they waged revolutionary wars for their freedom from Spain Historical fiction and I usually enjoy it but this one had way too many battle descriptions for my liking

  8. says:

    Loved this in the beginning but the second half read like a history text I was disappointed that these great characters were left to such flat static endings Could have been an amazing historical novelvery disappointing

  9. says:

    A well written historical novel about the fight for independence in South America It was a bloody savage fight for freedom from the Spanish and the fictional part of the story keeps you interested while you are actually learning history

  10. says:

    A Good ReadI enjoyed it very much The was good interplay between the historical aspect and the story line A good read

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A Storm Hits Valparaiso

Catalina Flores de la Peña's tongue got her in trouble than any other part of her body even though there were far likely candidates But when a storm rolls into her sleepy port town she finds herself embroiled with a gang of adventurers mercenaries and prostitutes on a journey to free South America from the Spanish Empire A Storm Hits Valparaíso is an epic historical adventure starring two brothers torn apart by love; a slave running for his Once I started this book I just wanted to be left in peace to finish it and everything else including preparing Sunday dinner became an annoying distractionWe have all heard of Sim n Bol var a leader in the struggle to free Hispanic America but A Storm Hits Valparaiso introduces a host of other characters some real some fictional that contributed to the liberation of South America from the SpanishThere are many unsung heroes and heroines in any war of independence and Gaughran introduces the reader to a few of them The escaped slave Z and freed slaves of South America seeking to consolidated their freedom Mar a de los Remedios wife of San Martin who encouraged the women of Argentina to raise funds buy guns and sew uniforms for the soldiers Diego and Jorge brothers who have lost all and become embroiled in the war Pacha a native enslaved in the mines of Peru by the Spanish seeking to free his people and get home to his family Madam Feliz whose gambling housebrothel provided distraction from the ravages of war for the soldiers Lord Captain Thomas Cochrane the disgraced British naval officer and MP seeking to clear his name and revive his fortune by enlisting as a mercenary and of course Jos de San Martin a deserter from the Spanish army who ends up commanding Argentine forcesThis is far than a historical novel about war It is an account of the lives and loves of a large cast of disparate characters and the circumstances that led them to be in that part of the world at the height of the struggle for independence Gaughran s deft touch seamlessly blends all the characters together into the heart of the storyIf I can single out one character Catalina sent by her father to stay with her pious spinster aunt in Santiago to avoid the rising dangers at their tavern in Valparaiso The headstrong Catalina escapes the boring old woman s clutches But as the war unfolds tragedy leaves Catalina displaced and desperately trying to forge a new lifeI loved this book and highly recommend it I googled the characters and searched out the locations on google earth and you ll be doing the same This is an interweaving of history and fiction at its best Suffering and no suffering in trouble than any other part of her body even though there were far likely candidates But when a storm rolls Can We Live 150 Years? 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Life; a disgraced British sailor seeking redemption; and José de San Martín an Argentine general who deserts the Spanish Army to lead a bloody revolt against his former masters Praise for A Storm Hits Valparaiso A work of sweeping historical fiction that captivates and entertains engaging and richly textured John D Glass author of Legend of ZodiacDavid Gaughran has woven a captivating story set during this dangerous period in South America's This is a fine and deftly woven account of the long struggle for South American independence Through rotating viewpoints author David Gaughran shows the various groups participating in that struggle Chilean tavern keepers daughter runaway black slave with this master s brand burned into his chest Indian miner from the mountains of Peru young cousins raised as brothers on a subsistance rancho in Argentina a brilliant strategist from the British navy and the visionary leader San MartinThe story is lively and fast moving While there s plentiful description of numerous battles the detail never slows the pace Through it all we see the tremendous human cost of liberating an entire vast continent To help readers imagine the scale of the struggle described here imagine trying to draw together small factions scattered from Washington State to Florida and from Maine to California in the early 1800s without even so much technology as the telegraph

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About the Author: David Gaughran

David Gaughran was born in Ireland but now lives in a uaint little fishing village in Portugal although this hasn't increased the amount of time he spends outside the house He writes historical fiction and science fiction under another name has helped thousands of authors publish their work through his workshops blog and writers' books Let's Get Digital Strangers to Superfans BookBub Ads