Halestorm

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Could you choose between love and freedom?

Meet the American Revolution’s most endearing hero: Nathan Hale, the 21-year-old spy who "only regretted he had but one life to give for his country." Caught between honor and romance, Nathan must forfeit the woman he hopes to marry, even as a rival for her hand vows to win her at any cost. Their contest culminates in a British ...
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Overview

Could you choose between love and freedom?

Meet the American Revolution’s most endearing hero: Nathan Hale, the 21-year-old spy who "only regretted he had but one life to give for his country." Caught between honor and romance, Nathan must forfeit the woman he hopes to marry, even as a rival for her hand vows to win her at any cost. Their contest culminates in a British Artillery Park when Nathan hangs for espionage – but, in a surprising twist, still triumphs.

Filled with love and conflict, murder and betrayal, Halestorm whisks readers into an era of wrenching choices and extraordinary sacrifices. Novelist Becky Akers dramatizes the characters and period through meticulous research, clever dialogue, and a fast-moving plot whose climax will stir your deepest emotions.
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Tyler Tichelaar
“Halestorm reveals just how relevant the issues of the American Revolution remain today. Akers’ realistic historical characters make difficult choices that affect their personal happiness and the future of an emerging nation. This stunning tale emphasizes the true cost of freedom and the debt we owe to those who make the sacrifice.”
— Tyler R. Tichelaar, Ph.D. and author of the award-winning Narrow Lives
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  • ISBN-13: 9780988203204
  • Publisher: Quackenduck Books
  • Publication date: 8/16/2012

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Becky Akers is a free-lance writer and historian.
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  • Posted August 17, 2012

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    In the pageant of American history, the American Revolution is t

    In the pageant of American history, the American Revolution is the
    ultimate pivotal moment, and the bravery shown by the early patriots
    cannot be denied when they fought for what they believed in—freedom from
    government control and unfair taxation. Many of those patriots died
    before ever knowing their cause had succeeded. Among those martyrs to
    the cause of freedom was Nathan Hale, famous today for his final words,
    “I regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” But who was
    Nathan Hale really, and what motivated him to die so bravely? Becky
    Akers has brought Nathan Hale’s past alive in her new novel Halestorm, a
    book with a clever pun in its title much like the puns she depicts
    Nathan Hale as having loved. In her Author’s Note at the book’s end,
    Akers admits she had to take a few liberties with her plot, but her
    fiction brings alive the time of the American Revolution in beautifully
    written prose and in a manner that nonfiction can never achieve.
    Halestorm opens with Nathan Hale and his brother going off to college at
    Yale, while his stepsister Alice is deeply in love with him. Since
    Nathan’s brother and Alice’s sister have recently married, Nathan and
    Alice see no reason why their love cannot also have such a happy ending,
    but they soon find that their parents are greatly opposed to their
    marriage. Their attempts to be together and the obstacles that
    result—including Nathan’s promise to his father that he will not marry
    Alice—make for many twists and turns in the lovers’ lives. Alice and
    Nathan’s love story is played out against the rising disgust in the
    colonies with the British government and the conflict between loyalists
    and patriots. Guy Daggett, a dashing young man who sides with the
    loyalists, soon becomes interested in Alice and stirs up trouble for the
    lovers while managing to look innocent at every turn. And as the
    conflict with the motherland develops, Nathan prepares himself
    inevitably to fight for the cause of freedom. Akers succeeds in keeping
    the reader turning the pages, constantly interested in the characters
    and their fates, despite knowing from history that Nathan must die in
    the end. Throughout the story, I cheered for Nathan and Alice, booed the
    villains, and was amazed by all I learned about the American Revolution
    and colonial life. As a historical novelist myself, I greatly
    appreciated Akers’ pacing and her research that she worked into the
    story to give it color and purpose while never lecturing or trying to
    teach the reader. Akers shines especially in writing dialogue, capturing
    the phrasing and sentiments of the period. The conversations between
    characters often made me stop and think, “What these people are upset
    about is the same situation we Americans are facing with our government
    today.” That Akers makes the novel so relevant to the present day
    without ever overtly stating the parallels is the true mark of an expert
    novelist. Halestorm is a novel to read and enjoy, but also a novel to
    learn from, reminding us not to cave into living with a government our
    forefathers would have rejected and gave their lives to free themselves
    from. I especially admired Akers’ use of dialogue to bring these
    comparisons between the past and present to life. Here is just a short
    sample: “So you think we ought to take arms against the king, Master
    Hale?” The judge’s voice climbed so high this time it cracked. By now,
    everyone in the room was craning to see him. “That—that’s treason!”
    Nathan shook his head. “We’re free English citizens, aren’t we? That
    means we have a contract with the government. We submit to it and obey
    the laws—” “Hear, hear!” “—long as—” He paused, allowing the tumult to
    die. “Long as king and Parliament honor their end of things. They’ve got
    to protect our lives, liberty, and property.” “’Course, and that’s why
    the king disarmed that mob in Boston, to keep the peace, don’t you see.”
    Nathan stood with arms akimbo. “How does a government impose its will on
    its subjects?” He waited for an answer, as if they were in class. Zeke
    Simpson’s father obliged. “By force.” “Yes, by force. We saw what
    happens when we don’t want to pay taxes. The king sends soldiers here,
    with guns, to force us to pay. Only way to resist is by bringing our own
    guns against those soldiers. The king knows that, so his army marched
    against the stores at Concord to disarm us. A government deprives the
    people of their rights, it’s a good bet they’ll rebel unless it disarms
    them first. Tyrants always disarm the people.” “He’s right!” Mr.
    Simpson shouted. “’Twill be our death the day they have more muskets
    than us.” Halestorm reveals just how relevant the issues of the American
    Revolution remain today. Akers’ realistic historical characters make
    difficult choices that affect their personal happiness and the future of
    an emerging nation. This stunning tale emphasizes the true cost of
    freedom and the debt we owe to those who make the sacrifice. I highly
    recommend this book to everyone who is proud to be an American, everyone
    who is a lover of history, and everyone who cares about America’s future.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 31, 2012

    Having just read this book, I'm happy to recommend it. The auth

    Having just read this book, I'm happy to recommend it. The author brings substantial historical expertise to the task of "bringing alive" not only Nathan Hale, but a number of other persons from the beginning of the American Revolution. To me, the narrative is reminiscent of C.S Forester's Hornblower books -- you get a satisfying flavor of another time, while at the same time being reminded that the people of that time, instead of being two-dimensional cardboard cutouts from history class, are moved by many of the same things that move you and me through our own not-so-well-known lives: universal matters at the center of the human heart and soul. Get reading -- you'll like it!

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  • Posted August 18, 2012

    Great New Read

    Many of us know how American war hero Nathan Hale died, but very little about his life before he uttered his famous last words. In her stunning first novel Halestorm, writer Becky Akers vividly creates a world of both familiar tranquility and revolutionary fervor, full of daring conquests and inspiring political intrigue in which Hale is completely at ease.

    Akers also gives her readers a compelling love story, one in which our hero is torn between honor and desire, and in which he must vie with a dastardly villain for the affection of the one woman he craves but who is mysteriously forbidden to him.

    The plot builds to a dramatic finale in which all three protagonists find themselves immersed in the British assault on New York City; the story is so compelling that the last hundred pages go by like a house afire!

    You won't want to put Halestorm down as you are quickly transported into its world of 18th-century values and conflicts. I enthusiastically recommend this exciting new novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2012

    Great New Read

    Many of us know how American war hero Nathan Hale died, but very little about his life before he uttered his famous last words. In her stunning first novel Halestorm, writer Becky Akers vividly creates a world of both familiar tranquility and revolutionary fervor, full of daring conquests and inspiring political intrigue in which Hale is completely at ease.

    Akers also gives her readers a compelling love story, one in which our hero is torn between honor and desire, and in which he must vie with a dastardly villain for the affection of the one woman he craves but who is mysteriously forbidden to him.

    The plot builds to a dramatic finale in which all three protagonists find themselves immersed in the British assault on New York City; the story is so compelling that the last hundred pages go by like a house afire!

    You won't want to put Halestorm down as you are quickly transported into its world of 18th-century values and conflicts. I enthusiastically recommend this exciting new novel.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
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