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Patriot's Point (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

Douglas Boren

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1780:  At the Battle of  Waxhaw, NC, the British Legion massacres the unresisting soldiers of of the Virginia Regiment instead of accepting their surrender.  In the aftermath, colonists—ordinary men and women,  farmers, shopkeepers, and back woodsmen—come together in secret at an abandoned Spanish mission, renaming it Patriot’s Point. There they organize themselves into a fighting force, vowing to contain the British advance at all cost until the Continental Army can retaliate. Fewer than two hundred men stand in defiance of over five thousand British soldiers: two hundred patriots, who understand that freedom is not free.   
"Patriot’s Point takes the reader from the innocence of desire through the blood of need in this fast-paced historic masterpiece. It won’t take you long to realize that bravery does not only belong to the characters in Boren’s saga: you may find your own sense of liberty stands to benefit. A timely reminder, to be sure." — Dinah Roseberry, author of The Ghosts of Valley Forge and Phoenixville 

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  • Editeur : Fireship Press (28 mai 2014)
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Best American History Fiction I've Read--Picks up When Waxhaw Massacre Ended 26 juillet 2014
Par GABixler - Publié sur
There is no doubt in my mind, based upon my somewhat limited experience in reading American historical novels, that Doug Boren has a unique expertise in researching, studying, and creating stories that ring not only with authenticity but reveal his own patriotic love for his country. He doesn't hedge on the brutality of those who are involved with wars, but he also includes the very emotional and sexual tension of those families who are caught and either wait at home alone or sometimes go with their husbands into war zones...

Trey Alexander is just one of the Alexander family which Boren has been writing about for years. I think Trey might be one of my favorites characters in the books I've read. Trey had been at the Waxhaw Massacre and barely escaped with the few others by, when the opportunity arose, running-- he ran fast and without stopping--he needed to run to get back to his family... On his way out, he came across a wounded patriot, Jody, who he immediately stopped to help with his wound as well as leaving the terrible place behind...

In Patriot's Point, Boren starts with an actual blood battle with the British - I included a brief paragraph to document what occurred. (on my blog) When Trey and Jody reached Trey's home, they had every intention not to fight anymore. They had seen the unbelievable murders by British soldiers, rather than accepting surrender. It was too much to consider going back. Jody stayed there with them until he was able to move into The Fox and Hound, which was already holding many patriots... But they soon got word that General Nathaniel Rutledge, who they previously had known was on his way to see them. He had already known they'd been at Waxhaw, so while he was out recruiting, he had a specific request for Trey and Jody...To guide volunteers into the discipline and work needed for the military service... They would both be given the Colonel rank. They would move to the western frontier of North Carolina to an abandoned mission at Pinecliff, which was even now being updated for their use. He told them that Melanie and the kids could go with them, that they would be out of harm's way... On those terms, they didn't see why they should refuse...

Of course, even the best plans may not actually come about. By the time Trey and his group arrived at the Mission, Now called Patriot's Point, with those who had also volunteered that day, they discovered that no others had joined the troops who were already assigned there. They did discovered that they knew the commanding officer--happy to share command with a good friend with whom they grew up.

As they continued to work on the mission to make it a fortress, a three-some from the backwoods people came to volunteer. Unfortunately they were the only ones, but their contribution alone was well worth a whole group of officers. With their skill in hunting and tracking, they were sent out to scout out where and who was in relation to the Point. It was not good.

The majority of the book, therefore, is what takes place as less than 200 men attempt to stop or slow down Cornwallis' movement toward where Washington was located. Before that was to even begin Cornwallis was leading an army of 5000 soldiers toward the Point! He had been commanded to take the Point because of the high volume of weapons and big guns that were located there.

As the time grew close, a representative from the British came and offered a chance for all civilians to leave. All chosen to leave except Trey's family and Jody's new wife, who he had met when she worked at an Inn and had a wonderful back story, which brought forth one of the heartwarming side-stories provided!

And to best give you the flavor of the patriot characters and what happened thereafter, I offer the flag that flew on the Point and what Cornwallis first saw of his enemy...

Most of you know from reading my blog that I am not somebody who supports wars, especially for wars sake. But I have to say that if I ever met soldiers like Colonel Tarleton who headed the Waxhall Massacre, I have no doubt, I would have been involved in some way to protect America from the British...

This book makes you proud to be American. That's the best recommendation I can make...

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5.0 étoiles sur 5 I've read all of Doug's previous works--enjoyed them all immensely--and can state without hesitation this is his finest novel. N 19 juillet 2014
Par Bare Bones - Publié sur
Format:Format Kindle
Patriot's Point has it all: drama, sex, horror, and white-knuckle suspense. I found the character's three-dimensional (both the fictional and non-fictional) and the plot addictive. Lord,if 'assigned' reading would have been this entertaining in school, I'd be a history professor at an Ivy League school!
I've read all of Doug's previous works--enjoyed them all immensely--and can state without hesitation this is his finest novel. No one, I mean NO ONE, pens historical fiction like this talented author. I look forward to his next installment.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Marvelous Historical Fiction! :) 2 juillet 2014
Par BabeNWonderland - Publié sur
Format:Format Kindle
I've been a fan of Mr. Boren's books for a little over a year now. I've read most of them and none of them have ranked lower than a 4 on the 'Reading Richter Scale' for me. Mr. Boren is a fantastic Historical Fiction writer, and Patriot's Point showcases his talent at an amazing level.
What I love so much about Mr. Boren's writing is that he meticulously weaves fiction with fact in such a way that by the end of his stories you find yourself thinking, “There is no way that this didn't actually happen.”

Let's get to the premise of Patriot's Point.

Patriot's Point is the story of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. More specifically, it's about the men that fought that war. Even more in depth, it's about Trey Alexander, the son of Rafe Alexander from A Pirate's Revenge, and his involvement in said occurrences.
Added to the above plot are both fictional characters like Trey's best friend Jody, his wife and family and many more. Among those you'll find nonfictional characters such as General Cornwallis, President George Washington, and a few more.
Just like with most of Mr. Boren's works, this book is not for the faint of heart. You'll find blood and gore, and even some sex. Please do not dive into this book if you are not willing to take part in that type of action. If said things do not bother you, than by all means, pick it up!
I will not get to wrapped up into the plot of the story as I'm trying to steer away from spoilers, so now I'll just get into the bulk of my review.

Following are the Pro's and Con's.

I'll start with the Con's, as they are so very few. Two at best.
Side Note: Please understand that theses BY NO MEANS DETERRED from my enjoyment of the story.

1. This is more of a technical con. There are some formatting mistakes inside of the paper back. There is few blank pages in between chapters, as well as some lines that went askew a bit.
2. As it pertains to the sex sense, I felt as though they were a little dry and unemotional. They were not altogether believable.

That's it for that.

On to the Pro's. There are much more of these. :)

1. The story is well written, intelligible and believable. This is exactly how a historical fiction should be written.
2. The characters are well developed and interesting.
3. Each scene was executed well and made you feel like you were there and part of the action.
4. The research that went into this book is evident in the description of persons, places and things. Every description was accurate and properly explained.
5. The story transports you to another time and place and captures your imagination in such a way that you feel like you were there during the war and lived each happenstance.
6. The syntax was almost flawless. There were maybe a few instances, at best, where a punctuation was missing was used incorrectly. However, this can only be seen by the trained eye.
7. My personal favorite was how each chapter started with a quote or verse from an actual historical figure. Moreover, I loved that each quote fit the chapter perfectly.
8. Scene separations were implemented and helped A LOT in keeping track of what was happening with who and where.
9. I absolutely LOVED to see the return of Rafe Alexander, albeit briefly.

Overall, Patriot's Point is an excellent read and I highly recommend it to lovers of historical fiction. As always, Mr. Boren did not let me down. Kudos!
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Great read 1 juin 2014
Par Craig S. Marek - Publié sur
Format:Format Kindle
The author hits the spot with this novel. It's a great engaging read that is worth the effort. This is the 4th book he has written, and by far the best.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Southern By Birth 22 août 2014
Par James M Bradley - Publié sur
Format:Broché|Achat vérifié
Patriot's Point expands upon the Alexander Chronicles. As we follow the Alexander family through time we come upon the American Revolution and the South's contribution by brave men, women and children. This is a work of historical fiction that was a real page turner. I sincerely hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did.
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