The Vietnam War Changed America. Two Best Friends Weren't Spared. Only One Was Drafted.
It’s 1968. America is rocked by assassinations, war protests and political upheaval. Alan Young, 21, is brooding over having been dumped by his girlfriend. This won’t last long. His draft notice is in the mail.
Stefan Kopinski isn’t about to let the war get in his way. He spends his days at the mercy of his reckless ambition. When fate steps in, will he finally understand what has been right in front of him for 30 years?
"Stefan’s Promise" is the story of Alan and Stefan. Circumstances part them and sharply diverging temperaments further erode their bond. Yet, Alan and Stefan are wrong in supposing their friendship has ended. It’s just getting started.
|Publisher:||Roberts & Ross Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)|
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Stefan’s Promise is a great debut for Sam Rennick. It begins during the turmoil of 1968 with college best friends, Alan Young and Stefan Kopinski. During that period of time, there are protests all over the United States, assassinations of political and important civil rights leaders, and Vietnam War. The two friends soon find themselves at odds and, sadly, soon lose touch. Stefan’s Promise is one of those unique novels that reads like a memoir of actual events and what feels like real people. I was engaged with this book from the start to finish. I have to admit, I was little intimidated with the size of it but quickly found out that the story flowed well and was easily able to turn the pages. I was intrigued with Alan and Stefan’s lives through the many decades and years. I was sorry to see that they lose their bond. I was not expecting where the two ended up. I really loved how the author was able to create relatable characters that was hard to forget long after I finished reading the last page. I am giving Stefan’s Promise four and a half stars. I would love to read more by Mr Rennick in the future. I would love to find what other stories he comes up with. I highly recommend this one for readers who like to read a novel that invokes numerous emotions out of them, a sense of loyalty and friendship and one that can warm their heart and soul. I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.
This was such a different type of read that I am used to, but I am glad that I took the chance and gave this book a try. While it wasn’t what I considered my “norm”; I found it to be an enjoyable read. Two warnings; one, the book is very long. It’s probably close to one of the longest books I have read in awhile. Two, and the author warns this himself in the beginning, the author has a unique way of writing. It isn’t quite modern, it’s more educated, professional, and “olden” writing. A few areas tripped me up and I had to re-read sentences, but overall, it wasn’t a big struggle and I found that the writing lent itself to the story line. It was all fitting. This two part book comes full circle with Alan and Stefan together, going their separate ways as life tends to do with school friends, and then brings them back together. Not being alive during the time frame of the story setting; I found it insightful. Because it wasn’t a time that I feel affected me personally, it was a unique experience to read the views (while shared by one writer there were different sides shared within the story) and the experiences that came with that time. Overall, I found Stefan’s Promise to be a good, change of pace read than my normal repertoire of genres. I give the author credit. He states from the start that a good book keeps you interested and wanting to read and this book did exactly that.