I downloaded this e-book in the morning and couldn’t put it down! The story line was fantastic: People from our future send probes back to keep track of history because they discovered that sometimes history veers of course and they must go back and straighten it out. Their only problem is that because they cleaned up their atmosphere so well they have a hard time breathing the air of the 1800s, and they can’t go back and fix it. They solved this problem by starting the 1800 Club. Because the club members playact at actually living in the 1800s, they can easily slip in and out of the 1800s and fix the glitch in history, thus assuring that events turn out as the history books say they did. The author has a unique ability to make the reader feel as though they were present in the scene and I felt I could smell old New York City along with the horse waste the time period generated. Bottom line is that I finished reading book 1 and I am going to download book 2 this evening. Kudos to the author and I hope he keeps writing and adding to this series. 5 stars
Humans have held the cat up as a god, an icon, a good luck charm, a sacred object etc. But in his book, Mr. McAuley uses his cat as millions of us regular people use theirs: namely as a friend and companion as well as one of the family. Trinity's Lesson is a page-turner as the author writes in a unique style that I discovered in his first book, "Pray To Win." Although I was not around in the 1960s, I can feel the characters as they mingle with the people of Mr. McAuley's story. It is quite obvious that he was living in the 60s and his writing brings me back there to those easier times. As we all have problems of one kind or another, Trinity herself is so very special and has a unique gift (that I will not give away) that this story should be read by all. I look forward to Mr. McAuleys next book. (Fingers crossed!) 5 Big shiny stars!