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Rob Stone and NFL great Joe Namath both hail from Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. Rob’s family moved to Florida when he was an adolescent. After attending Palm Beach Atlantic College in West Palm Beach, Rob relocated to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to pursue graduate studies at the University of Michigan. Rob’s a dyed-in-the-wool fan of both the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Michigan Wolverines.
A life-long interest in military history, combined with 30 years’ experience in the publishing field, inspired Rob to take the plunge and start writing in the Nineties. As an author, Rob’s interests are wide-ranging: in addition to The Tower at Petite Vigne, he is working on a murder mystery set in the American Civil War and the first volume of a projected science fiction trilogy.
Rob possesses a rich vocabulary and a lively imagination. These attributes fuel his passion for describing a person or situation with precision, choosing the right words to tell the story. His desire is to tell stories with prose that catches the eye and engages the mind.
Rob is the founder and owner of Chosen Word Copywriting and Editorial Services (www.chosenword.biz). His hobbies include collecting commemorative stamps and coins. And, for over two decades he has been a Federal infantry American Civil War re-enactor.
on July 11, 2013 :
There is not much American literature about life under occupation, a consequence of our fortunate history. Perhaps the best known would be The Secret of Santa Victoria, about Italians under German occupation hiding their large store of wine.
This novel by Robert Stone plays out much more realistically, how do people react to being occupied? Who can you trust? If an opportunity comes to help with liberation who will step up despite the dangers?
This small quiet village has an opportunity to play a small part in the D-Day invasion by attacking German anti-aircraft defenses. A slow setup leads to a realistic conclusion.
Pro - the editing and writing and historical accuracy is much higher than many of the Ebooks I have purchased. Con - It could use a more vivid exciting portrayal of a POV character, which might run counter to the realism which is the main strength of this novel.
Recommended for fans of historical, military, and occupation fiction.
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)