The Guernseyman (Richard Delancey Novels, #1)by Published 18 Mar 2019
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This book recounts the earliest adventures of Parkinson's hero, Richard Delancey. Ranked as a midshipman, when the events of the American Revolution and the ongoing hostilities between France and England send him across the sea, Delancey finds himself instrumental in defending the Isle of Jersey, and later, the Rock of Gibraltar.
"The Guernseyman (Richard Delancey Novels, #1)" Reviews
I couldn't help but like young Delauncey. The author does a nice job of portraying his personal and professional growth, but I thought the story a little slow. The seafaring language was certainly specific, but other scenes were less articulate. All in all, a pleasant read that doesn't require much of the reader.
Good Start to a Series
This book is a good start to this series that I look forward reading with pleasure. We start with the set up. The background on our hero and the setting, the time and place in which this series will occur all provide the foundation on which the author builds narrative with which to carry this series forward.
Notable here is the author’s knowledge of nautical history during the era of sailing ships at war. At times the author is a little overwhelming. With my very basic understanding of the points of sail, I had several instances where I struggled with some of the naval terminology in the story. None of this takes away from the central point.
The Guernseyman is a great read, a sailing adventure that you can you enjoy right from your armchair.
This book is full of the detail and action the one would expect from a great historical novel. Sometimes perhaps a bit too detailed with too much information about various things. Still a great read and I encourage you to pick this one up
A very Good read for A history buff.
It is a good change of pace to read about the British side of the Revolutionary war, because, it helps to give the reader a more broad account, of all the sides, of history. It adds to our basic knowledge of how we got to were we are today
Interesting military tale
I had expected more sea going, swashbuckling activities. It proved to be interesting in other areas that were very enjoyable