Monday, August 29, 2016

Appreciate the beauty of this novel

Jess Steven Hughes is a retired police detective sergeant with twenty-five years experience in criminal investigation and a former U.S. Marine. He holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration and a minor in Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations from the University of Southern California. He is also a horseman, and he draws on all his skills into writing his great historical fiction books. I am thrilled to find his review of my novel, Dancing with Air:

on August 29, 2016

This is a powerful yet poignant story of great passion and deep sorrow. The themes are Alzheimer Disease in the present (1970) and flashback to the dangerous period of World War II London, England, 1944. Both are united by a love that lasts a lifetime.

Lenny, a former U.S. Marine, is married to Natasha, a brilliant concert pianist, now suffering from the ravages of Alzheimer Disease. They are at a clinic where Natasha is undergoing tests. He knows there is little that can be done for her, but he still has hope.

While Lenny waits for Natasha to complete the tests, he recalls their time together in wartime London, before they were married. As a Marine he was assigned to the American Embassy, working on a secret intelligence mission that could change the course of World War II.

Natasha came to London, under the auspices of the USO, as a pianist to entertain the troops, much to Lenny's surprise and consternation.

Regardless, their love for one another, which had started in the States, intensified and grew to a passionate crescendo.

I will not give away the rest of the story. You must read Author, Uvi Poznansky's vividly written descriptions in order to appreciate the beauty of this novel, something in no way can I come close to emulating. Well done, deserving five stars.