(EBOOK/EPUB) Along the Broken Bay

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  • Along the Broken Bay
  • Flora J. Solomon
  • English
  • 07 May 2018
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SUMMARY Ç Along the Broken Bay But operating undercover in the spotlight has Gina struggling to stay a step ahead of the Japanese She’s risked everything to take a stand but her club is a house of cards in the eye of a storm Can Gina keep this delicate operation running long enough to outlast the enemy or is she on a sure path to defeat that will put her family her freedom or even her life at ris. One of the better Kindle First reads I ve received Here s why I liked it1 Interesting story about an aspect of WWII I was not familiar with the Pacific theater specifically the Philippines So I learned2 Relatively thoughtful approach to the racism and colonialism the West brought to the Philippines I would have liked a bit growth on Gina s and maybe other characters part but it was there3 The pacing was good No bogging down in minuscule details Enough interest to keep going but no annoying cliff hangers4 Characters were pretty well developed In Gina s life there was an ever changing cast of characters so it would not make much sense to delve too deeply Still there was enough5 The research Solomon the author did her homework6 The emotions How can you read a book about wartime without emotion And yet I have read some in the past7 The snippets from Ray s journal that started each chapter I really wondered if this was based on a real life American prisoner of war Very nice touchWhat I would have changedNot much except perhaps some of the dialogue which sounded a bit too 21st century at points Overall I enjoyed this book However some may find parts of it disturbing 24 Σονέτα για την πολιτική διαχείριση της ερωτικής απελπισίας operating undercover in the spotlight has Gina struggling to stay a step ahead Second Best of the Japanese She’s risked everything to take a stand but her club is a house England and Its Rulers 1066 1272 of cards in the eye Keurboslaan se Struikrower (Keurboslaan, #11) of a storm Can Gina keep this delicate Western State Terrorism operation running long enough to Defending the Resurrection outlast the enemy Teaching by Design in Elementary Mathematics Grades 2 3 or is she Wallace and Gromit Wallace Gromit on a sure path to defeat that will put her family her freedom History Lovers Cookbook or even her life at ris. One Michael Lange: Fluss - River of the better Kindle First reads I ve received Here s why I liked it1 Interesting story about an aspect Le Comte de Monte Cristo on Gina s and maybe Necessary Women and The Mean Time other characters part but it was there3 The pacing was good No bogging down in minuscule details Enough interest to keep going but no annoying cliff hangers4 Characters were pretty well developed In Gina s life there was an ever changing cast Divorce and Remarriage A Redemptive Theology of characters so it would not make much sense to delve too deeply Still there was enough5 The research Solomon the author did her homework6 The emotions How can you read a book about wartime without emotion And yet I have read some in the past7 The snippets from Ray s journal that started each chapter I really wondered if this was based 5 Elementos on a real life American prisoner The Dying Game of war Very nice touchWhat I would have changedNot much except perhaps some Contemporary Japanese Architects Big of the dialogue which sounded a bit too 21st century at points Overall I enjoyed this book However some may find parts Nus féminins : modèles d'atelier pour l'artiste (OSKAR PRATIQUE) of it disturbing

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SUMMARY Ç Along the Broken Bay Apture or worseDesperate for money medicine and guns the resistance recruits Gina to join their underground army and smuggles her back to Manila There she forges a new identity and opens a nightclub where seductive beauties sing dance and tease secrets out of high ranking Japanese officers while the wildly successful club and its enemy patrons help fund the resistance. Overall this was a good book I enjoyed most of it However I deduct one star for good reason It was clear to me and later confirmed the author has never been to the Philippines She can get away with that for many but I knew and it caused me to stand back a little instead of becoming utterly immersed in the setting She did fake it uite well though It was a shame because the book was meticulously researched and really did justice to those terrible times Even a few weeks in Luzon would have helped enormously into getting to the essential heart of Filipinos and their culture instead of attempting to replicate parts in this novel by way of distance learning The faking also occurred with some of her characters as I could not uite connect with some of them Some were simply too shallow They felt like outline sketches at times when I yearned for flesh color and zipThe same can be said for the plot as good as it was It plodded too many times perhaps understandable because there are only so many ways to write a scene in a nightclub where you fear for your life because you are a spy surrounded by a fearsome and loathsome enemy But you know what The author pulled off a difficult job I recommend this book to anyone with an interest in WW2 historical fiction PS shall I let you into a secret I m a grown man and I cried at the end of this book ALCOHOL What Dose The Bible Says? or worseDesperate for money medicine and guns the resistance recruits Gina to join their underground army and smuggles her back to Manila There she forges a new identity and The Golden Age opens a nightclub where seductive beauties sing dance and tease secrets Really Professional Internet Person out 24 Σονέτα για την πολιτική διαχείριση της ερωτικής απελπισίας of high ranking Japanese Second Best officers while the wildly successful club and its enemy patrons help fund the resistance. Overall this was a good book I enjoyed most England and Its Rulers 1066 1272 of it However I deduct Keurboslaan se Struikrower (Keurboslaan, #11) one star for good reason It was clear to me and later confirmed the author has never been to the Philippines She can get away with that for many but I knew and it caused me to stand back a little instead Western State Terrorism of becoming utterly immersed in the setting She did fake it uite well though It was a shame because the book was meticulously researched and really did justice to those terrible times Even a few weeks in Luzon would have helped enormously into getting to the essential heart Defending the Resurrection of Filipinos and their culture instead Teaching by Design in Elementary Mathematics Grades 2 3 of attempting to replicate parts in this novel by way Wallace and Gromit Wallace Gromit of distance learning The faking also History Lovers Cookbook occurred with some Michael Lange: Fluss - River of her characters as I could not uite connect with some Le Comte de Monte Cristo outline sketches at times when I yearned for flesh color and zipThe same can be said for the plot as good as it was It plodded too many times perhaps understandable because there are Necessary Women and The Mean Time only so many ways to write a scene in a nightclub where you fear for your life because you are a spy surrounded by a fearsome and loathsome enemy But you know what The author pulled Divorce and Remarriage A Redemptive Theology off a difficult job I recommend this book to anyone with an interest in WW2 historical fiction PS shall I let you into a secret I m a grown man and I cried at the end 5 Elementos of this book

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SUMMARY Ç Along the Broken Bay From the bestselling author of A Pledge of Silence comes a story of resistance intrigue and risking it all in the WWII Philippines December 1941 War has erupted in the Pacific spelling danger for Gina Capelli Thorpe an American expat living in Manila When the Japanese invade and her husband goes missing Gina flees with her daughter to the Zambales Mountains to avoid c. Colonialist claptrap I couldn t finish this book because of the paternalistic and problematic view of the Philippines The characters are written with the assumption that they are white odd for a book that takes place in the Philippines Don t worry about being able to tell the Filipino characters apart from the white characters though because they re all caricatures with dark skin and black hair who speak in broken English and are mocked for continuing to follow some of the indigenous traditions that colonizers failed to wipe outHere is an excerpt from Pacita Pestano Jacinto s diary Living With the Enemy which she kept during the Japanese occupation Notice how a Filipina describes her countrymenConcentration of enemy civilians has been going onMy houseboy was delirious Hang them the traitors he shouted over the fence He stopped to pick up a stone but I stopped him You are not to meddle I told him sharply You must leave it to the Americans whatever must be done Ay naku Those Americans They are too kind They do not know An enemy must be to the end an enemyNow contrast this with Solomon s portrayal of a houseboyGina s maroon LaSalle roadster gleamed but Miguel the houseboy continued to polish it He babied the car like it was his own Her all gassed up You want the top down Solomon portrays Filipino domestic workers in a stereotypical way and has them speaking in broken English whereas Pestano Jacinto s diary affords them the dignity they deserve and also accurately reflects Filipino English Γενεθλια ξανα of A Pledge Souvenir of Silence comes a story Twelfth Night; or What You Will of resistance intrigue and risking it all in the WWII Philippines December 1941 War has erupted in the Pacific spelling danger for Gina Capelli Thorpe an American expat living in Manila When the Japanese invade and her husband goes missing Gina flees with her daughter to the Zambales Mountains to avoid c. Colonialist claptrap I couldn t finish this book because The Suicide of the paternalistic and problematic view Kilted Desire 2 Russian Roulette of the Philippines The characters are written with the assumption that they are white ALCOHOL What Dose The Bible Says? odd for a book that takes place in the Philippines Don t worry about being able to tell the Filipino characters apart from the white characters though because they re all caricatures with dark skin and black hair who speak in broken English and are mocked for continuing to follow some The Golden Age of the indigenous traditions that colonizers failed to wipe Really Professional Internet Person outHere is an excerpt from Pacita Pestano Jacinto s diary Living With the Enemy which she kept during the Japanese 24 Σονέτα για την πολιτική διαχείριση της ερωτικής απελπισίας occupation Notice how a Filipina describes her countrymenConcentration Second Best of enemy civilians has been going England and Its Rulers 1066 1272 onMy houseboy was delirious Hang them the traitors he shouted Keurboslaan se Struikrower (Keurboslaan, #11) over the fence He stopped to pick up a stone but I stopped him You are not to meddle I told him sharply You must leave it to the Americans whatever must be done Ay naku Those Americans They are too kind They do not know An enemy must be to the end an enemyNow contrast this with Solomon s portrayal Western State Terrorism of a houseboyGina s maroon LaSalle roadster gleamed but Miguel the houseboy continued to polish it He babied the car like it was his Defending the Resurrection own Her all gassed up You want the top down Solomon portrays Filipino domestic workers in a stereotypical way and has them speaking in broken English whereas Pestano Jacinto s diary affords them the dignity they deserve and also accurately reflects Filipino English