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The Wind: West-Florida

(Tales From a Revolution)

4.56  ·  Rating details ·  9 ratings  ·  7 reviews
The American Revolution Reaches the Gulf Coast

Gabriel is a simple sailor, doing the bidding of his Captain and King, when he is swept up in a storm that changes his life in ways that he could never have anticipated.

Carlotta yearns for her lost home, and is searching for her lost husband, but both remain elusive in a world that has been turned upside-down by forces far ou
Paperback, 220 pages
Published December 19th 2015 by Brief Candle Press
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Desiree reilly
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First i received the audio of the book and it about 5 hr long it was great listen to book the author told you the story of the revolution and then it tell you how it started and why.The war was rough on a lot of people some of them left the land and found a area were there no running water and they are on the island to survive they were promised a lot and got nothing but hurt and death.

The war started and then the Pioneer on the island are making it by the skin of there teeth through sickness an
Michelle Isenhoff
Apr 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I’ve become a dedicated Lars Hedbor fan. In his Tales of a Revolution series, he takes little-known stories of the Revolutionary War and brings them to life with flair and beauty. Each one has deeply satisfied the history buff within me. And The Wind, in my opinion, is his most dramatic novel yet. The military action is not as intense, but the sea add an unpredictable element of danger. And I found the human story in this one to be the most compelling. But my favorite part of a Hedbor novel is a ...more
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The American Revolution being part of a larger world war is an idea that many people don’t touch upon, or disagree as to the accuracy of such an association. However, it remains true that many British saw our rebellion as part of French technique to run them down, and Spanish losses during the Seven Years’ War influenced their involvement against the British when the thirteen colonies declared their independence. Surely not forgetting the seizure of Havana, the Spaniards set themselves up to avo ...more
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Nov 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Historical Fiction Done Right

While not typically in genres that I read – The Wind was an awesome tale of Revolutionary War-time West-Florida and is really a story about people.

In the introductory chapters, we learn that there is a storm and that Gabriel lands on a beach in an attempt to shelter from the storm. In the morning a woman finds and greets him while looking for her lost husband. She heals Gabriel out with the help of her father. Once we get into the story we find out that there is much
Dec 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Again, we see the events of this time through the eyes of a few people. They are not integral to the decisions made at this time. They are average people trying to deal with their position in life during this tumultuous time.
Gabriel gets washed up on shore when the ship he was on (that was headed up river to attack Baton Rouge) gets wrecked in a storm. He is found by Carlotta while she’s out looking for her husband who was lost in the storm. The locals (who were relocated by Govenor Galvez) tak
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
History I never knew told in a fascinating way.I loved it! I will have to look for more from this author.Shamaan Casey has a wonderful voice and talent for narrating this book.I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.
Jeffrey Miller
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
When one thinks of America's Revolutionary War, some of the things that might come to mind would be Lexington and Concord, Bunker Hill, Valley Forge, and Crossing the Delaware. These and other events, as well as personalities such as George Washington, Paul Revere, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin, are what most people know about the war.

However, in Lars Hedbor's sweeping fictionalization of the war, he reminds readers that there was much more to the war than the basic historical accounts
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What made the American Colonists turn their back on their King, and fight for independence? How were they different from us–and how were their hopes and fears familiar to our own hearts?

These are the sorts of questions that I think are important to ask in examining the American Revolution, and in the pages of my novels, I suggest some possible answers.

I am an amateur historian, linguist, brewer, f