Buy a cheap copy of Bonds of Earth book by G.N. Chevalier. In , Michael McCready returned from the war with one goal: to lose himself in the pursuit of. In , Michael McCready returned from the war with one goal: to lose himself in the pursuit of pleasure. Once a promising young medical. The Paperback of the Bonds of Earth by G. N. Chevalier at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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Haunted by his experiences in the trenches and unable to return to his medical degree, Michael is now working in New York as a ‘rubber’ or masseur with ‘benefits’ in a men’s bath house. The healing process is slow, and takes up the majority of the book, and there’s no romance until the second half.

Jan 24, Jenre rated it it was amazing Shelves: His gn.chealier masks a huge wounded heart, and as we slowly get to see what caused that gn.chevalieer, we are amazed.

To avoid disappointment, the genres considered for review are: Anyways, my point, such as it is, is that I was disappointed with this book. Marvellous, and highly recommended He and John find their battle of wills turning into something stronger, but fear may keep them from finding hope and healing in each other. Both lost their mothers young and were effectively abandoned by gn.cevalier fathers, Michael in Michael grew up poor in the Bowery, escaping from the heavy hand of his uncle by finding a life on the streets; Bohds was the son of a well-to-do physician.

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His body, broken by the war, is deteriorating more and more, but he won’t do anything about it. The authenticity of the setting and language, plus the attitudes and beliefs of the characters is a credit to the author’s research. I don’t obnds if the inclusion is needed to make the story categorized as a novel The story wouldn’t have worked without the subtle character of Michael.

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Michael McCready lives in two worlds. Each page takes the characters tn.chevalier away from the horrors they suffered and although by the end they are not forgotten or even completely well, both men are at a stage where they can begin to function to the best of their abilities rather than being crippled physically and mentally.

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It was an outstanding and stunningly well written story that felt more like gay fiction with romantic elements than a “simple” romance. She takes this chestnut of a plot line think: Such a skilfully written novel, very well researched, complex characterisations, profound emotions beautifully conveyed Because I was moved, so very earthh, by the hurt and the pain and the passion and the rightness of them being together.

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Bonds of Earth by G.N. Chevalier

There was also a great set of side characters running about. But this smashed every idea I might have had about my previous tries and made me cry and laugh and swoon like a ridiculous person. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

He finds himself working as a gardener on an estate, and discovers the reclusive young man who inhabits bonvs was also put through the ringer, both physically and me Argh, this was good.

At one point, it feels slightly like “Beauty and the Beast”, because John Seward, the employer, prefer to hide from the rest of the people in the house. And when Michael sees him, he feels pity.

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Bonds of Earth

Michael, who volunteered with the Red Cross during the war and helped rehabilitate wounded soldiers, hates being reminded of the war and its horrors. Have you written a crossover theme story? Much better to take ones time and savour the elegant prose and the pin sharp descriptions.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The blurb suggests that he is losing himself to pleasure but Michael only bestows it on others.

Rarely can we find a book in this little niche of ours that can easily compete with any mainstream book out there. We are being shown eatth how much more he is than he appears on the surface and it works well, gn.cyevalier in another context it might have felt over done.

The pacing also picks up. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Also finding it difficult to connect with the characters and feel any empathy.

It’s an interesting period in history because it was a time of great prosperity, and were there was a shift in the previous strict Victorian ideals. Mar 31, Ulysses Dietz rated it really liked it. This author needs to write more. Email required Address never made public. I’m going through this phase where I choose MM books based on the cover, that is to say that I’ve been avoiding those awful, trite covers with stock photo-ed hunks leering at me from atop some incomprehensible background.