Book Review & Giveaway: I, James by Mike Hartner

I James banner


I JamesTitle: I, James (The Eternity Series Book 2)
Author: Mike Hartner
Publisher: Eternity4Popsicle Publishing
Pages: 293
Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance
Format: Kindle

About the Book:

James Crofter was ripped from his family at age 11.

Within a year the prince was a pauper in a foreign land.

Is nature stronger than nurture? And even if it is, can James find the happiness he so richly desires?  

For More Information

  • I, James is available at Amazon.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.

My Review:

I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

I enjoy historical fiction, and I haven’t read much of it recently,  so I was happy to read and review this book. I, James is the second book in The Eternity Series but it definitely stands on its own.

I, James starts with the birth of James and Isabel who are born at the same time but in different countries. They are both privileged until the age of 11 when they’re each torn from their families. They separately endure hardship and adventure before they meet. Their adventures continue after they meet until they settle down.

It took me a couple chapters to get used to Mike Hartner’s writing style but after that it was easy to follow. The descriptions were detailed enough to give a good visualization but not so detailed that my mind wandered. I did feel like the end was pretty rushed, and there wasn’t time to get to know the children, but I definitely recommend I, James to anyone who likes historical fiction. I look forward to reading future novels in the series.


About the Author: 

Mike HartnerMike Hartner was born in Miami in 1965. He’s traveled much of the continental United States. He has several years post secondary education, and experience teaching and tutoring young adults. Hartner has owned and run a computer firm for more than twenty-five years. He now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with his wife and child. They share the neighborhood and their son with his maternal grandparents.

 Mike won first place blue ribbon for the 2013 Chaucer Award for Historical Fiction and first place blue ribbon for the 2013 Dante Rosetti Award in the YA category for I, Walter.

For More Information



Mike Hartner is giving away one $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Terms & Conditions:

  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter.
  • This giveaway begins November 3 and ends January 30.
  • Winner will be contacted via email on Monday, February 2.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.

Good luck everyone!


Rafflecopter giveaway

2 thoughts on “Book Review & Giveaway: I, James by Mike Hartner

  1. Ty Wilson January 15, 2015 / 8:41 am

    I enjoy historical fiction and I’m always fascinated by the nature vs. nurture debate, so this looks like a good one for me. Thanks!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.