Jack Hopper is holding tight to his secret, though it gets heavier by the day. Nora Sweeny is tired of suffering losses and ready to improvise. Their relationship, based on Jack’s lies and Nora’s pragmatism, builds against a background that includes World War I (as experienced from the docks of Hoboken, New Jersey) and escalates when Jack and Nora travel together to the rainforests of South America seeking closure for a life-shattering event that occurred years earlier. Equal parts romance, adventure, and psychological suspense tale, Gifts for the Dead shines a floodlight on the characters’ deepest yearnings and greatest fears.
Gifts for the Dead is an extraordinary, historical fiction tale that will take its readers on an unforgettable journey, in a mesmerizing place that will thrill, excite, and charm you from start to finish. Gifts for the Dead is a novel that will suck its readers in and make them fall in love, and that is thanks to the author of the book, Joan Schweighardt, who most certainly has a way with words in her book. As I read this book, I felt compelled to read from very early on thanks to the author and her talented literature, and I guarantee that if you read this novel, you will feel the same! That is why I already have to recommend this gem of a book, but if you need more convincing, then continue to read to learn more about this book!
Gifts for the Dead is a sensational historical fiction novel, laced with adventure, romance, and psychological moments that will captivate readers from start to finish. Gifts for the Dead is book two in the Rivers series written by the incredible Joan Schweighardt, and as it is, I am going to try and not spoil the story for you book lovers! Gifts for the Dead, however, introduces the reader to the protagonist of the novel, Jack Hopper, a man harvesting a secret that is eating away at him, bit by bit. Jack is with Nora Sweeny, and together, they travel to South America to visit the rainforests, and it is here that our story of adventure, romance, and suspense truly unfolds, and this book lovers is the premise of the incredible Gifts for the Dead that should not be missed!
The story laced throughout Gifts for the Dead is incredible, unique, and truly unlike anything I have read before. I adored the fact that Schweighardt managed to pace her novel while weaving numerous themes throughout perfectly. Themes such as romance, adventure, suspense, and a few others are laced throughout this book, and usually, the combination of many themes can negatively impact the novel but not Gifts for the Dead. This is because the author knows precisely what she is doing, by perfectly pacing her story, carefully weaving many themes, and keeping the reader hooked from start to finish! As I read Gifts for the Dead, I turned the pages with haste, never looking at the page number, and well, that is a sure sign the author is doing a great job, and indeed, she did!
Gifts for the Dead is a beautifully descriptive novel, and Joan Schweighardt effortlessly takes her reader on a journey of adventure and intrigue while also transporting the author seamlessly. The reader will feel immersed in the book and the places we come across thanks to the descriptive powers of Schweighardt, and it makes for a vividly stunning read that will have the story playing like a movie in the reader’s minds! Joan Schweighardt is not only an excellent author for her descriptive powers, the pacing of the story and themes but also the elegance in her literature, and how stunning they were to get lost in. As I read Gifts for the Dead, I could not help but think what a breeze of a read it was, there was no stopping and starting, just an eagerness to get back to the story whenever I had to put it down!
To conclude my thoughts on the incredible Gifts for the Dead, I have to say that if you are looking for a unique read, that will entertain you from start to finish with enthralling characters, incredible descriptive powers and excellent literature then Gifts for the Dead is the book for you and so, I have to award this book five stars! Be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers as well as look at the first book in the series called Before We Died; you won’t regret it!
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