Thursday, 18 September 2014

Review: Two Loves Lost by Sandy Graham

A scrawny child, Delbert Pillage, hides his intelligence to minimize harassment. Only Sylvia Cairns sides with him and a love between them is born. Delbert's true ability is discovered in high school and early entry into university separates them.

While he is a summer air force training program, a tragedy drives Sylvia to become a nun. Unable to contact her, he must carry on alone. He matures into Canada's youngest test pilot in time to live through the Avro Arrow cancellation which marks the end of Canada's blossoming aviation industry.

Paperback 317 pages
Published March 4th 2013 by CreateSpace

Kristine's Thoughts:

I received a copy of this book through a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review.

The synopsis for this book really caught my attention so I was thrilled to win a copy of this book. It sounded like a story that I would really enjoy reading. Unfortunately I was somewhat disappointed and here are the reasons why...

First, from reading the synopsis, I thought I was in for a really great love story. There is a love story but it was extremely under developed making it hard to connect with. In fact, I felt like it was a secondary story compared to the rest of it. I wanted to feel the emotion but I just didn't.  Delbert's time in University, his research projects and how he became a test pilot are extremely detailed and I felt like this was more of the focal point of the plot. A lot of it was quite technical, showing the authors knowledge on the subjects, but I found myself getting a little bored at times. Although this may interest a great number of people it was a little too much for me. I wanted more of an equal balance between Delbert's time with and away from Sylvia.

People who have an interest in the air force and the aviation industry may find this book quite interesting because it is quite detailed but those looking for an epic love story will probably find that it falls short. This book was OK but not my cup of tea.

About the Author

Sandy was born and raised in British Columbia, where he obtained an engineering degree before emigrating to the U.S.A.

After 35 years earning an honest living in the aviation industry, Sandy succumbed to an inherited writing bug after retirement.

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