Monday, October 27, 2014
Reader gives 28 Months of Heaven and Hell 5 Stars!
J.D. Karns' historical novel is based on the actual journal kept by Carl Lee Young while he served in the U.S. Navy during WWII aboard the escort vessel DE-416 USS Melvin R. Nawman. Karns has brilliantly woven Carl's journal entries together with fiction to create an entertaining, breathtaking, and highly factual account of the war from a sailor's point of view.
Experience everything from the great typhoon of 1944 to Iwo Jima and Okinawa, and from the atom bomb to the signing of the treaty that ended the Second World War. It is an emotional roller coaster ride between the onboard action and the family back home. The realism of not only the war but also the era has been captured with expertise. In real life Carl's younger brother, Charles, longed to hear his big brother's WWII story. When Carl returned from the war he promised his little brother that someday he would tell him all about it.
That day came recently when Charles began receiving journal entries from Carl via emails, totaling 168. Both Carl and Charles are excited to have their story turned into a historic novel. Both brothers are still living; they share the dream of holding a published copy of Carl's story in their hands before being called to Heaven. Carl resides in Arizona, and Charles resides in Florida. Both are still happily married and, through emails and phone calls, enjoy keeping each other informed of their day-to-day lives.
5 Star Reader Review!
Absolutely loved this book!
While reading about Chester's decision to enlist and the hard times he went thru while serving, it also gave me the loving feeling that his little brother Jeb held for him. At home Jeb was the strong little soldier for his family, at war Chester was the strong soldier to battle thru the emotional sightes, smells and sounds. I cried over the changing relationship of father and son (priceless). Sue turns out to be a very smart women in making the decision on waiting for Chester to come home. ;)
C. R. Collier
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About JD Karns
Author J.D. Karns is an 82 year old man who says you're never too old to start something new, so he became an author.
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