1790: At theBattle of Waxhaw, NC, the British Legion massacres the unresisting soldiers ofof the Virginia Regiment instead of accepting their surrender. In the aftermath, colonists-ordinary men and women, farmers, shopkeepers, and back woodsmen-come together in secret at an abandoned Spanish mission, renaming it Patriot's Point. There they organize themselves into a fighting force, vowing to contain the British advance at all cost until the Continental Army can retaliate. Fewer than two hundred men stand in defiance of over five thousand British soldiers: two hundred patriots, who understand that freedom is not free.
"Patriot's Point takes the reader from the innocence of desire through the blood of need in this fast-paced historic masterpiece. It won't take you long to realize that bravery does not only belong to the characters in Boren's saga: you may find your own sense of liberty stands to benefit. A timely reminder, to be sure."-Dinah Roseberry, author of The Ghosts of Valley Forge and Phoenixville
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Towards that end, his writings have focused on a particular family through the generations. He informally calls them the Alexander Family Chronicles. From 1600's England, to 1700's Caribbean, to the American Revolution, to the American Civil War, right on up to present day, you can follow the exploits of these remarkable men and women as they face their unique challenges and overcome incredible odds. Patriot�s Point is his fourth novel.
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Reviewed by Kathryn Bennett for Readers' Favorite In Patriot's Point by Douglas Boren, the year is 1790 and it is the battle of Waxhaw, NC, where the British have slaughtered a regiment of Virginia soldiers who were surrendering. After the killing, the normal citizens - men and women alike - of the area come together and rename the place where they meet Patriot's Point. These ordinary people make themselves into a force that can fight and work to push back against the British. While waiting for the continental army to assist, 200 men and women stand against 5000 trained soldiers. This book is an interesting one and takes place in one of my favorite time periods. You can tell that Douglas Boren has put a lot of research into making sure the detailing of his story is correct, and he doesn't shy away from the horrors of war. There were some points that blended a little wrongly together, some of the love scenes and how they fitted into the story of war was not quite right. However, that aside, this book flowed well and told a remarkable story. The revolution is a war that does not get as much attention as it should, so seeing these heroic men and women getting to shine is a great nod to the bygone era. This story is a well written blend of real life of the time, and shines a light on the unbearable odds that were faced by these patriots. If you are a reader who enjoys war, romance and, of course, the revolution, I would highly recommend reading this book. I look forward to seeing more from this author in the future.
I received Patriot's Point by Douglas Boren from Goodreads. I found the the book to be written in a style most suitable for younger, middle-school aged readers, except that it had several very steamy scenes that would be suitable only for adult readers. There was quite a bit of editing that remained undone and should have been pretty easy to catch. On the plus side, it captures the American Revolution fairly well and with a good amount of accuracy for historical fiction. I found it a creative way to tell a genealogical tale that would appeal to people who are not necessarily direct descendants in addition to those of the specific lineage. It was easy to visualize this as a play being performed by young actors and has a framework with good historical reference, but overall, fell flat for me. I give it a generous three out of five stars because it isn't quite bad enough to warrant only two.
Patriot's Point has it all: drama, sex, horror, and white-knuckle suspense. I found the character's three-dimensional (both the fictional and non-fictional) and the plot addictive. If you haven't yet caught up with the Alexander Chronicles, you're truly missing a great literary experience. Lord,if 'assigned' reading would have been this entertaining in school, I'd be a history professor at an Ivy League school! I've read all of Doug's previous works--enjoyed them all immensely--and can state without hesitation this is his finest novel. No one, I mean NO ONE, pens historical fiction like this talented author. I look forward to his next installment.