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The Normandy Club

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A German blitz brings war to Avalon. Can two imperfect heroes erase an alternate history to restore the past?

When nine old men change the name of their club, a suspicious member burglarizes the office only to learn the impossible: one man plans to reshape World War II history by traveling into the past. The resultant journey shifts time, achieving horrific results: a German blitz conquers lands beyond Europe and warfare comes to America.

 

Years later, a Nazi regime occupies Avalon, formerly known as the United States. There’s no hope for minorities in this alternate future, but when Jack recalls the past, a partnership with Denise Malloy ensues and they race through difficult circumstances to correct the wrong. Threatened by SS officers and a man named Krueger, they’re soon traveling through time. But can they wrestle history into its proper alignment?

 

The Normandy Club has a cunning and original premise. Presented through Jack and Denise and Wiley and Chessman, the alternate history delivers a thrilling race through time, reawakening past events in calculated and warlike ways. Although the novel is fictional, the narrative delivers true-to-life historical perspectives through believable characterization and authentic settings.

 

I connected with this suspenseful novel in a personal way as I’ve journeyed to Auschwitz and a once German-occupied Poland. I’ve visited an internment camp, and an underground shelter well-depicted in the book. While the novel doesn’t delve deeper into atrocities, preferring to name rather than describe, the author fires the imagination with enough words strokes to have effectively hooked this reader early in the story. You'll want to know whether Jack and Denise escape the powers who pursue them.

 

The Normandy Club delivers on its promises. It’s perfect for history buffs and those who love political suspense novels.

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An author and freelance editor, Abby Lane writes fantasy and romance and has recently begun reviewing novels to find enjoyment in reading while discovering new authors. It's her goal to celebrate an author's work while offering a respectful and professional review.

About the author

Bill Walker is a graphic designer specializing in book and dust jacket design. Between his design work and his writing, he spends his spare time reading voraciously and playing very loud guitar, much to the chagrin of his lovely wife and two sons. Bill makes his home in Los Angeles. view profile

Published on May 15, 2021

100000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

Genre: Time Travel

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