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I was born in Belfast,Northern Ireland on the 15th January 1939 the last of six children. My mother died on Boxing day the same year and the world was at war again. The job of looking after me fell to Lily, my eldest sister. In 1942 she married a British sailor and took me with her to live in Scotland and later England. The complication with me having a different surname name to Lily caused problems with the issue of ration books etc. In March 1943 I was adopted and my name changed to Cook. I remained with Lily and her husband in a mostly unhappy situation until 1950 when I returned home to Ireland and regained my own identity as Rodgers. The years away from Belfast and family left me as a stranger in my own home. In 1954 I began the process to join the Royal Navy, and on the 14th March 1955 march off to HMS Ganges. HMS Ganges was a boys training camp near Ipswich, probably the toughest naval training camp in England. ( refer to my books for a complete history of my early and tumultuous life). Today you will find me living with my wife Linda of forty four years, in our lovely cottage located in Abram Village. Prince Edward Island. We are both retired and share our time with our two dogs and cat. We have two grown daughters and two wonderful grandchildren. Forgive me if this sounds like a sales pitch, but if you decide to read my books I recommend you begin with 'Lily & Me' then follow with 'The Royal Navy & Me' as it is the sequel.I recommend you read my first work of fiction "Chapter XXI Armageddon`` you will not be disappointed
I also invite you to visit my web site at www.irishroversbooks.com and please sign my guest book.
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on Jan. 16, 2015 :
Great story and well written. Quite a good ending but it seemed over too quickly. I read this not knowing what was coming next and my attention was kept all the way through, wondering how it would end.
I would say that it needs a going-over by an editor to fix things like missing quote marks, punctuation and typos, although these did not spoil the enjoyment of reading this book.
I recommend it to anyone who wants a good sci-fi/christian story to read, which includes events that are relevant to what is going today as well as giving us some history and a glimpse of the future.
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)
on Jan. 10, 2015 :
I really enjoyed reading this book! It is a great story with many twists and turns while giving you something profound to think about. The author has a real talent and I believe a future in fiction. The book starts off interesting right from page one with the big mystery in the sand! The author's writing style is free-flowing which makes it easy to read. This gives the reader a more pleasurable reading experience while with some author's styles it is more like a text book experience than a novel. I believe that this book has film potential, too.
Somehow he combined a whiskey bottle, time travel, Hunter River Prince Edward Island, a Naval submarine, Jesus, complex machinery, a spy, a world terrorist crisis, the Vatican, Islam, Adam & Eve and a great mystery story all in one book! You have to read it to see what I mean – you will not be disappointed as it is well worth it.
So, in summary, a 'good read' as they say... I enjoyed it from page one until the final page. I must admit that the ending was a surprise as I figured that it would conclude the way I thought it should. I am sure that is what the author wanted me to believe. The actual ending was rather different, and a complete and thought-provoking surprise. A very clever ending indeed!
I would recommend this book to anyone who desires a good story, well-written, exciting and a pleasure to read. You will not be disappointed and you will be wanting more from this author when you finish this book!
(reviewed 25 days after purchase)