3/12/2010

Sons of Thunder

The Brothers in Arms Collection
A Novel
Susan May Warren
2010
Summerside Press
Fiction/General/Romantic Suspense

Reviewed by Cindy Loven

Two brothers left in the wake of a disastrous wedding celebration.  The groom, their oldest brother, was dead, their father was dead and Kostas, the jilted fiance was also dead.  Kostas' father is breathing revenge swearing he will kill the two brothers Markos and Dino.  Sending her only remaining sons away Ava, sends them to her brother hoping they will find a better life in America.  The only thing they find, is themselves in the middle of a pre World War II mafia war.  Their uncle turns out to be Jimmy the Greek and he is battling Al Capone. 
In a twisty turny sort of way this story keeps developing.  You have to pay close attention because it can be rather confusing in parts.  The story is of Markos, Dino brothers sent to America, and a village girl, Sofia, from their village on her way to America with her grandfather who dies on the voyage. Sofia is convinced that being around her or with her is poison, her mother dies when she is a baby, she is taken in by an adopted grandfather who dies on the voyage to America, and now she is in the middle of a mafia mess.  Markos and Dino come up with a plan to get away from the mafia, but in turn Markos has to leave them and she is sure he too has died.  What will happen to Dino and Sofia, will they make it without Markos?  Will they survive World War II, which begins a few years after Markos disappears?  Will they ever return to their Greek island of Zante? The book is divided into three sections each section telling each person's story. 
As I said earlier you must pay careful attention to this book, you can easily get confused.  The story is very interesting, just one to pay close attention to. 367 pages $12.99 US 3 and half stars.

This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review.

Be sure to check out Susan's fun contest for the book's release:

Each one of us has a wealth of stories from the past – while they might not all be as sweeping and dramatic as that of Sofia and the Stravos brothers (swoon), your family history is a treasure nonetheless.
Well – let’s hear them! Were your great-grandparents ‘fresh off the boat’? Was your great uncle a war hero? Did your grandmother make unbelievable sacrifices to help or protect the family? Did your father harbor a family secret until his death? Are you related to someone famous? Do you have a family treasure? Whatever it is that is unique in your family history – share your story here!

One grand prize winner will receive:
• Memory Prize package containing a gift certificate to create your own hard cover photo book
• 6 month membership to Netflix (to satisfy that flick fix!)
• Signed copy of Sons of Thunder!
5 runners up will also win signed copies of Sons of Thunder!
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