Buy a cheap copy of Bonds of Earth book by G.N. Chevalier. In , Michael McCready returned from the war with one goal: to lose himself in the pursuit of. In , Michael McCready returned from the war with one goal: to lose himself in the pursuit of pleasure. Once a promising young medical. The Paperback of the Bonds of Earth by G. N. Chevalier at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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After fleeing New York to preserve the earfh relationship he still values, he takes a position as a gardener on a country estate, but he soon discovers that the house hides secrets and sorrows of its bondz. Paddy, a gardener, had trained a younger Michael all the tricks of the trade and now takes him to a small village outside the city to do menial gardening work for the very same John Seward mentioned above.

I tore through this book, wanting…needing to know…to see what was going to happen to these men. Webb rated it it was amazing.

It helps that she doesn’t overplay it: View all 5 comments. However, the story picks up its pace really nicely afterward. Chevalier Posted on April 4, by Erastes. I sound like a broken record, I know, but please, if you only buy one book this month, make it this one. This could be a tricky subject to handle, but I felt the compassionate way it was dealt with showed a great maturity in the writing.

Anyways, my point, such as it is, is that I was disappointed with this book.

Bonds of Earth by G.N. Chevalier

I truly believed the book’s portrait of what it would be like to be gay in this period, and also, even more miraculously, what it would be like to be a post-WWI vet. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Once a promising young medical student, Michael buried his dreams alongside the broken bodies of the men he could not save.

The giving of a book does not in any way guarantee a favourable review. Perhaps the biggest miracle of all is that Chevalier actually gets New York City right. View all 4 comments. You are commenting using your WordPress. But the past earh of years he’s been working in a bathhouse, doing massages and having an outlet for the desires that could get him arrested. Each page takes the characters further away from the horrors they suffered and although by the end they are not forgotten or even completely well, both men are at a stage where they can begin to function to the best of their abilities rather than being crippled physically and mentally.


Slowly, they begin to heal.

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It was an outstanding and stunningly well written story that felt more like gay fiction with romantic elements than a “simple” romance. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: It’s a book which is ultimately about hope.

Chevalier in the future. It was filled with lots of angst, which I love. Michael was once a flourishing medical student, but the war did a number on him, and when he came back home, he didn’t care what happened to him. Jan 08, Mandapanda rated it really liked it Shelves: Book reviewed on this site are either borrowed from libraries, given freely by the publishers or authors or bought by the reviewers.

I was also fascinated by the period post WWI and the sense that the ol 4. Because sodomy is illegal in New York. So I’ve been eearth up anything with an even remotely interesting cover.

The secondary characters add depth and interest to the story, and play vital roles in motivating the events that move Michael and John forward.

Plus gn.chevaliet is by a new author; I’m a bit weary of trying a new one since few of them don’t have a nice record in my book. If this book hadn’t been sent to me for review, I may well have never read it. If you would like to learn more about any of my books, or to order copies, click on the specific cover below. Gn.chevapier book had a very good effect on me and normally I find it hard to love a historical mm romance book.

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They simply didn’t see things eye to eye.

Bonds of Earth

The story takes place in New York the year after WWI ends, but the affects of war are still haunting those who fought in it. Once Michael and John can see past their hang-ups, they dive right in. The way that the author deals with both Michael and Jon’s PTSD was subtle and excellent; the ewrth that they came to love each other was slow and never felt forced. This author needs to write more. Refresh and try again. A long-time student of history, she is particularly interested in helping to tell the hidden stories that are only now being rediscovered.

Notify me of new comments via email. But they turn out to have a lot in common. I’m not a fan of this timeperiod so I didn’t expect to like the book as much as I did and I was having bad luck picking Dreamspinner books so it’s mostly due to snowtulip I’ve read this one.

Not just the main heroes, but how the effects of loss trickle through to other characters too. He and John find bones battle of wills turning into something stronger, but fear may keep them from finding hope and healing in each other.

Bonds of Earth gb.chevalier G. The Great War was not kind to any of the men who were involved, but those who survived came back with horrible scars, both mental and physical. I’d actually really like a glimpse from a year or so ahead. As the story heats up emotions getting messy and alive the prose does fill out more, leaning a little towards purple compared to what has come before.

It sounded very boring and ordinary, but I loved it. Jan 24, Jenre rated it it was amazing Shelves: