Reviews

Walk to Paradise Garden is an absolutely beautiful tale of love and sacrifice that begins in a very unique time in history and takes us through the years like a very lucky fly on the wall observing, cheering for and sometimes crying with, John Armitage and Evelyne Grenville.

Author John B Campbell has mastered the art of historical fiction. Period details, dialog and attention to details are perfect in the novel. I would put Walk to Paradise Garden up against The English Patient in terms of the descriptions of the World War I timeframe, and against Love in the Time of Cholera for characterization. It’s really good enough to hold its own against both.

Campbell has a way of pulling readers right down into the mud of the story. I think a lot of that success is due to the strong dialog. You can tell exactly what type of character is speaking by the way they talk, and very few if any novels are able to do that successfully. I almost wonder if the author studied language along with the massive amount of other research that obviously went into this tale.

Walk has got instant classic written all over it. I have every reason to believe that it will achieve both critical acclaim and commercial success once published.

John Breeden II, Chief Editor Gameindustry.com
Old Number Seven http://www.authonomy.com/books/24534/old-number-seven/

Grand in its simplicity and majestic without feeling pretentious, Walk to Paradise Garden is historical fiction at its best. A colorful cast of characters drew me into the story right away, and the vivid settings and detailed writing stuck with me long after I finished the book. A page turner and thoroughly emotional read, WTPG is worth the time and money. Buy it–you won’t be disappointed.

J Kinkade (Baltimore, MD) http://www.authonomy.com/books/31468/the-zero-line/

Be prepared to fall in love with this well-told tale. The settings are richly detailed throughout the extensive time period of the story, the characters succeed in making us a part of their triumphs and tragedies, and you will remember them long after the last page of this book has been turned.

This is a book to be read more than once and I say that after finishing my second read of it. I can hardly wait for the print edition . . . .

K P Vorenberg, author of Tierra Red http://www.amazon.com/Tierra-Red-ebook/dp/B0036RTYT2/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1331177206&sr=1-1

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3 thoughts on “Reviews

  1. “Author John B Campbell has mastered the art of historical fiction. Period details, dialog and attention to details are perfect in the novel. I would put Walk to Paradise Garden up against The English Patient in terms of the descriptions of the World War I timeframe, and against Love in the Time of Cholera for characterization. It’s really good enough to hold its own against both.” John Breeden II, Chief Editor Gameindustry.com

    I liked it too!

  2. Walk to Paradise Garden belongs to that group of books worthy of the accolade “Saga” and not solely because of its length. To a degree it is reminiscent of Upstairs Downstairs with themes of joy and tribulation, grief and happiness, skulduggery and charity interwoven into a rich tapestry illustrating the lives and times of several generations of the Armitage family and the staff who cared for them.
    Sown in the bloodied fields of Flanders a love germinates, thrives and blooms, eventually becoming the force behind a wonderful humanitarian drive, on a huge scale, to find and protect unfortunate children. Despite their sacrifices to achieve their altruistic aims, the family is not without their own tragedies, graphically and sympathetically described by the author, who is equally at home creating realistic, and eminently unlikable villains.

    Mr John Campbell has produced a novel of epic proportions.

    Robert Davidson The Tuzla Run

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