Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Comes a Peace

Title: Comes a Peace
Author: George Seaton
Publisher: MLR Press
Publisher URL: www.mlrbooks.com
ISBN: MLR-1-02014-0358
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx 

The story is set in northwestern Colorado, home to ranchers and a small town community.

The plot brings to the forefront several emotional issues that are common to anywhere in America, especially the dying breed of independent farmers and ranchers. Diehl is an Army Veteran suffering from symptoms of PTSD. There are several abusive bullies causing trouble with others rather than deal with their own inner demons. Also included in the storyline is a transgender high school boy just beginning to discover his true identity.

The main characters are Diehl and Joe, two hardworking honest men who happen to be gay. The hatred they deal with stems from the twisted attitude that gay men somehow would taint any work they performed or any people they associated with. Only a few judged Diehl and Joe on their good work ethics.

The secondary characters having the most interactions with Diehl and Joe are the three members of the Kluge family. John Kluge is a rancher who values honesty, regardless of a man’s sexuality. John’s sons are Herman, in the closet gay and Henry, a homophobe troublemaker.  

Comes a Peace is part of the Big Diehl series. What I find most intriguing about this enjoyable saga is the exceptionally realistic illustrations of secrets, personality revelations, hidden agendas as well as false assumptions made by some of the general public. 

No comments: