I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review from Blogging for Books
Published: August 16, 2016
Number of pages: 336
Genre: Historical Fiction
Synopsis: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 thoughts:This is the first book I have read by this author. I liked that it was a historical fiction book set in one of my favorite time periods. There is a lot in this book to keep you interested. It has some adventure, suspense, romance, politics, and history. When you read this you can tell the author did her research as it shows through. The author's writing style was also nice and made the story move right along. I liked Saffire and her determination to find out all should could about her mother. All in all a very good book and I will be watching for more from this author.
About the author:Sigmund is married to songwriter recording artist Cindy Morgan. The couple and their two young daughters divide their time between Red Deer, Alberta and Nashville, Tennessee. He loves going to schools to get kids excited about reading, reaching roughly 80,000 students a year through his Rock&Roll Literacy Show.