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LaFata is clearly a lover of history and the tidbits that he sprinkles throughout build a rich world that feels full and complete, and quite dangerous. Nov 19, Wendy Terrien rated it it was amazing. What a great read! Washington's Providence is historical fiction with a twist, one that makes the reader wonder if there's more to the story of George Washington than we know.
The tale is fast-paced, intriguing and well-researched, and the characters are realistic and likable. I couldn't stop reading -- had to know what would happen next. It's not surprising that the book was a semi-finalist in Amazon's breakout novel contest. It's good stuff from start to finish and I'm looking forward to the ne What a great read! It's good stuff from start to finish and I'm looking forward to the next in the series. Nov 19, Gale Ingram rated it it was amazing.
This book really caught me right from the start, I couldn't put it down, it has a very unique story line, very different than anything I've read before. The characters were well written and interesting, the story took me on a journey that I didn't expect. Chris LaFata is a very talented writer and I look forward to reading more of his work. Dec 08, Alan rated it it was amazing. Chris LaFata shines in his newly released book, Washington's Providence. LaFata masterfully intermingles history, science, and intrigue as he takes you on a thought-provoking ride, sometimes on horseback and sometimes in a time machine.
LaFata credibly creates a plausible condition, overcoming time-travel paradoxes, and generating solid character relationships. You won't always know what directions things will go, but you'll definitely know it's going somewhere. If you know someone who is intere Chris LaFata shines in his newly released book, Washington's Providence. If you know someone who is interested in history, time travel, or reading in general, now is a good time for a Christmas gift. I suggest ordering a copy of Washington's Providence at chrislafata. Jan 05, Grumpus rated it liked it Shelves: historicalfiction , kindle , time-travel.
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This is my favorite time in American history. Like the author, I love history and I've read nearly all the books the author referenced in the acknowledgements and loved them all. I appreciate the research, recipe, and combination with my second favorite genre, time travel. All the makings of my ideal book. The book did start out amazingly well, then slowed to a crawl in the middle and then rushed to an abrupt ending that left me disappointed.
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I have mixed feelings about recommending it and am onl This is my favorite time in American history. I have mixed feelings about recommending it and am only slightly curious about the sequel. I wish it could have been more. View 1 comment. Nov 24, Jana rated it really liked it. I've always wanted to read a book like this. The premise is interesting and the story was cleverly written. Even though I figured some of it out early on that was okay. There were enough surprises along the way and at the end to keep me interested. I enjoyed every part of it and look forward to more Timeless Arts novels.
Dec 06, Tammy Cox rated it it was amazing. Really enjoyed this book! Time travel, George Washington and a Freemason secret revealed! I learned a lot in a story that was absolutely captivating. I can't wait for the second novel by this author. Dec 07, Eli rated it really liked it. Just a fun read. One part Science Fiction, one part Historical Fiction, all fun. Jul 29, Ferdinand Digiuseppe rated it liked it Shelves: time-travel.
This was an easy book to read. The pages and chapters flew by. Written in a clear, straightforward style, I felt like I was listening to a friend tell a story. The plot was well thought out, although I felt he glossed over a paradox or two. When I think of some of those paradoxes it gives me such a headache I want to go back and shanghai my grandfather back to Italy before he meets nana!
Anyway, a great f This was an easy book to read. Anyway, a great first effort. Looking forward to the sequel. Apr 10, Kristina Rosa rated it it was amazing. This book was picked in my book club, and I have to admit it is not a book I would have picked in my own. However, it has easily become one of my favorite books!
I am not a fan of history and avoid it at all cost, yet the author writes with such ease and gives enough background info that it was easy for me to follow having no knowledge of these historical events. Who knows, maybe historical fiction will be my new favorite genre? I am anxiously awaiting the sequel! I loved it.
What if What if we went back in time and met George Washington? Would we transfer some terrible germ to him while shaking his hand? Change history? I won't rehash the plot again - you've probably read the synopsis and already know what the story's about. Firstly, I liked the science Chris has used. It's never going to please everyone, but his method of travel to a different time was as good as anybody else's including H.
Reading this book was a lesson in American history with a litt What if Reading this book was a lesson in American history with a little bit of music history thrown in. Don't let that put you off if, like me, you're not from the USA; it's still a fantastic read regardless I know I did.
Chris LaFata's writing style is excellent, and he has obviously done his fair share of research and heavy duty thinking before putting finger to keyboard. I liked the little details he includes in the book - like the cut and design of 18th century clothes, the types of public lavatories at the music halls in Prague, the vivid descriptions of street life in old New York.
Our main character's friend Mark says, "I understand about twenty percent of what comes out of Perry's mouth" referring to a low socio economic Virgininian character. I think in reality, he would understand a lot less of what was said It's hard to imagine a time when there are no computers, no phones, no reliable mail service, no reliable news service, hardly any good roads, wild indians, no sewerage and mostly crappy food I loved this opening story in this series, I appreciated the brevity of the book and now I'd like to meet George Washingmachine too.
Looking forward to read The star of this novel for me was the fantastic story it presented. I was swept away almost from the beginning by this tale of time travel, intrigue, and action. Not only do we get the straight forward story of having to save George Washington from mistakenly dying. Nope, we've got mysterious messages from famous individuals, a background story from the Freemasons, and company men who know way more than they should. There was not one spot in this novel where I was bored.
My interest in finding o The star of this novel for me was the fantastic story it presented. My interest in finding out the answers to the mysteries kept me reading faster and faster as evidence by how quickly I finished this novel. Along with the story, this author really knows how to manage the flow of the narrative.
There was not a time that I encountered endless amounts of exposition or descriptive paragraphs. Some exposition existed in the beginning of the novel, but that was necessary to help set the stage for the time-traveling adventure to come and for future novels which I personally can't wait for! Once our heroes got time-traveling, it was a nonstop journey to a fantastic story. The character of John Curry was such an awesome choice to tell this story through. He's not your brainy scientist nor history guru. He's just an ordinary guy who has an extraordinary place in history and the destiny of the American Revolution.
I really enjoyed seeing how he got swept into the rush of time-traveling and then made it his own by making difficult choices and carrying through on his actions. There was also a nice side of humor between John and Mark that brought some levity to the heavy business of changing history. I adored this book. With a great story, very readable narrative flow, and likable characters, this book is highly recommended for those who enjoy time-traveling mystery and historical fiction all bound up with awesome.
Nov 21, Kelly Willcoxbrackeen rated it it was amazing. Action-packed, unique, nail-biting, suspenseful, intellectual, are just a few of the adjectives that describe this book. A group of scientists and historians invent a time-travel machine to travel back in time and observe history as it happens.
The hero of our book first travels back in time and meets Casanova and gets into a bit of trouble. Then the historian manages not to get fired, travels to Washington's inauguration only to find out Washington got killed and America belongs to th Amazing!! Then the historian manages not to get fired, travels to Washington's inauguration only to find out Washington got killed and America belongs to the British!
Of course, its up to the history professor, and the scientist to figure out what went wrong and how to correct it. The characters come to life and feel like best friends to me as I cheer them on to save the country. Casanova was an unexpected treat. The scenes were described so well, even the smells, the dangling and the itching of the s. The author kept the details so true to the time-line. The editing was very well done. I only spotted maybe one or two times where maybe something was italicized that shouldn't have been. This book definitely makes my top ten favorite of all time list!
I recommend everyone to read this book!!! You will enjoy it! Keep on reading my fellow bookworms. Jan 08, Janica Smith rated it it was amazing. I have been wanting to read this book since I happened to meet the author last Summer at a conference. It is a little outside of genres I usually read but I love history and I was intrigued by the concept and drawn to his passion for the topic.
I don't usually like Sci-fi because it too often seems like the author just suspends the laws of science and physics for the sake of a fantasy world but this one had me hooked from the first chapter. In fact, I started out by just buying the sample chap I have been wanting to read this book since I happened to meet the author last Summer at a conference.
In fact, I started out by just buying the sample chapter thinking it probably wouldn't be my thing. But I immediately bought the rest of the book when I came to the end of the sample and read it every chance I got for the next couple of days. I especially liked that LaFata took the time and care to make the history accurate and the alternate reality plausible.
And he even explained time travel in a way that I could believe that it might be possible. It is easy to see why this book did well in the Amazon Breakout Novel competition. I was glad to see a series is planned with this being 1. I look forward to the sequels and watching this debut author develop further.
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Dec 17, Mark Lehnertz rated it it was amazing. Washington's Providence is an engaging and well-written tale. It should catch the attention of adults, young adult readers and even some younger, as it is an excellent example of story-telling. His vision for freedom, his principles of leadership and his heroism are presented on a level for families and children of all ages.
Beautifully illustrated, each page is a delightful lesson about his legacy of faith. Washington acknowledged his faith in God when he wrote a letter to William Gordon, May 13, Peter Lillback and Dr. Jerry Newcombe. Once his first draft was completed, Westman sent a copy to Peter Lillback at Providence Forum hoping for some feedback and a Providential partnership was born. From there, the Westman visited Philadelphia and Mt. Vernon to develop his research and enhance the story of Washington Providence.
Westman, a videographer by day, also produced a documentary film on George Washington in and recieved a Telly Award for his film work in Rob lives in Texas with his wife, Lanie and is the father of two grown sons. Kay Walton is a full time artist who creates paintings of distinction. She is well known for her extraordinary bluebonnet paintings as she is continually inspired by the beautiful hill country of Texas landscapes.