The Fiona Letters

Rated 5.00/5 based on 3 reviews
Sir William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, one of the first scientific celebrities, led a full, productive, and virtuous life, above reproach by Victorian standards. His only passion was for science in the service of nation and empire. But he must have had another life, another kind of passion. This novel imagines how it could have happened More

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About Ralph Bowden

Ralph Bowden has entertained himself by writing mostly fiction for almost 30 years, through and following careers as an electrical engineer in the aerospace industry, a history professor, a home builder, an alternative energy consultant, an instructional designer, and a technical writer. Twenty-six novels, four story collections, a volume of collected short fiction, and a three-act play reside, mostly unread, on his hard drive. He likes all of his word children. Realistically, some of them are probably flawed and maybe even terrible. Others might entertain readers besides himself, but Ralph hasn’t the time or ego drive to promote and sell, nor the stomach for collecting rejection letters. Self-publishing avoids all that and is quick. If somebody finds and likes what he has written, fine. If not, the world will go on (or not) just the same.

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Review By: jameshbowden
The Fiona Letters
A classic romance involving Lord Kelvin and his mistress.
Review by: Lucie Cole on July 7, 2013 :
Oops, it' s too easy to skip right by the stars. Here are mine
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Review by: Lucie Cole on July 7, 2013 : (no rating)
Imagine the dull old Lord Kelvin might have had a secret life. Bowden's book makes a great read. Characters come to life in the pages. Literate and very readable.
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Review by: Alice Dalessio on June 19, 2013 :
Forgot the stars I meant to add!
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Review by: Alice Dalessio on June 19, 2013 : (no rating)
Marvelous historical mystery - full of intriguing characters and suspense - based on real historical figures. Bowden keeps you wondering all the way through - did he? didn't he? Nicely crafted and well written. Recommended for those who like substance as well as good storytelling.
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Review by: Debi Wichman on June 14, 2013 :
An amazing story. History,science, romance - and as you're reading it, you feel the character's struggles and realize many of the same struggles apply today. A well-woven story, you won't want to quit reading!

D. Wichman
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