Monday, November 22, 2021

Fabyan Place Book Review & Book Tour Giveaway

This morning, I have a WWII based novel in our book review spotlight.  Check out Fabyan Place, learn about author Peter Angus, read my thoughts on the book and be sure to enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.


Book Title:  Fabyan Place: Two WWII GIs Fight to Survive and Overcome Racial Strife as POWS by Peter Angus
Category:  Adult Fiction 18+, 350 pages
Genre:  Historical Fiction 
Publisher:  Dottenfritz Press 
Release date:   August 2021
Content Rating:  PG13 + M: Some use of the “F” word, some swearing, bigoted pejorative vernacular common in the 1940s, treatment attributed to Nazi captors in both a POW and Death Camp and one antagonist suicide.

Fabyan Place is a book that stays with you. A callow young man goes to war and confronts his prejudice, forming an unlikely friendship in a POW camp with another soldier. They each know a secret about the other that could be a death sentence. Deeply researched with fascinating details and unforgettable characters, moving and thought-provoking, the story rises to a ferocious finish that will take your breath away.” — Kay Williams, co-author, The Matryoshka Murders and Butcher of Dreams

“Enthusiasts of this genre will be impressed by the book’s authenticity. The author has a deep knowledge of the Second World War and offers many historical insights and details that I was not aware of.” — David Aretha, editor, World War II Chronicle and The Holocaust Chronicle

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About the Book

Should racism prevent you fighting for your country?
Does bigotry still live even after a war has ended?
Must standing at the gates of hell in a POW camp forever change a man?
Memories of his internment as a prisoner echo as a young war veteran returns to his family and an enigmatic visitor arrives unannounced on Christmas morning.

The guest brings memories of the war, the horrors of the camps and the life-altering changes in his own psyche as his family prepares for their annual feast.

Fabyan Place is an engrossing suspenseful historical fiction novel about two mixed race young men from urban New Jersey and rural Georgia whose experiences clash in a Nazi concentration camp.


My Review


Fabyan Place Offers More Than a War Story. The author takes readers on a different than usual route as he tells his characters' stories. While he presents the harsh realities of WWII and POW camp survival--he adds the social, emotional, and psychological elements faced by his characters as they cope with not only their active wartime experiences but the return home. This description may sound typical of military fiction, but the author adds one more twist as he explores the mens' journeys through racial tensions and prejudice, which I have not seen addressed in a WWII novel before. 


The Author Gives Characters That Capture Readers Hearts.   I loved the author's character development and the flow of his storyline. It is impossible to read this novel and not feel drawn to Sonny and John and their stories. The characters form their connection during their time as POWs, and they face so many challenges and struggles both abroad and at home. I found myself ready to follow their stories beyond the last pages of the book.  

Would I Recommend Fabyan Place by Pete Angus?  I am not always a military/war fiction fan. While this book is undoubtedly well researched and historically placed in WWII--it also looks at the realities of human life beyond the warzone. Especially in terms of racism and the lasting effects of war on a soldier. I would certainly recommend this book to fans of WWII fiction and those who enjoy powerful, historical fiction that can cross time with continued relevance to society and life. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.


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Meet the Author

Pete Angus spent his early years in New York City and environs. From there it was working and living in Vienna, Belgrade, Warsaw, Moscow, and Paris before settling in his current base, London. Fabyan Place, his first novel, is drawn from his own recollections and his extensive study of WWII military history. Pete has caught the writing bug and is currently working on a new mystery series featuring a military CID officer investigating unusual crimes in the 1940s.

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1 comment:

  1. Hey, thanks for your kind comments! I'm glad you enjoyed the story and I hope your readers do as well! Kind Regards, Pete Angus