Thursday, August 11, 2016

REVIEW: Saffire by Sigmund Brouwer

About the Book

I reminded myself that once you start to defend someone, it's difficult to find a place to stop. But I went ahead and took that first step anyway. . .

For President Teddy Roosevelt, controlling the east-west passage between two oceans mattered so much that he orchestrated a revolution to control it. His command was to "let the dirt fly," and for years, the American Zone of the Panama Canal mesmerized the world, working in uneasy co-existence with the Panamanian aristocrats.

It's in this buffered Zone where, in 1909, James Holt takes that first step to protect a defenseless girl named Saffire, expecting a short and simple search for her mother. Instead it draws him away from safety, into a land haunted by a history of pirates, gold runners, and plantation owners, all leaving behind ghosts of their interwoven desires, sins, and ambitions, ghosts that create the web of deceit and intrigue of a new generation of revolutionary politics. It will also bring him together with a woman who will change his course or bring an end to it.

A love story set within a historical mystery, Saffire brings to vibrant life the most impressive--and embattled--engineering achievement of the twentieth-century.

My Review

Saffire by Sigmund Brouwer is one of the best books I have read in 2016. Saffire is set in 1909 during Teddy Roosevelt and tells the story of James Holt who sets out to protect a young girl named Saffire as she goes out in search for her mother. In her search, James and Saffire are pulled into a world of pirates, gold runners, plantations, deceit, intrigue, romance and revolutionary politics. Saffire has everything you could want in a novel. 

Saffire is fast paced, interesting, and filled with so much history. Saffire is a book you will pick up and not want to put down until you finish the very last page. Perfect for fans of Historical fiction. Saffire is also the perfect read for Autumn. I don't know why but it had an Autumn feel to it. I do plan on re-reading it once we're in October.

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