Book Review & Giveaway: Road to the Breaking by Chris Bennett

Book Title:  Road to the Breaking
Category: Adult Fiction (18 +) , 345 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher:  CPB Publishing, LLC
Release date:   January 2021
Content Rating:  PG-13. Cursing, violence and war scenes, etc. 


Book Description:

​Nothing survived “The Breaking” unchanged; lives and fortunes, love and hate, freedom and slavery …

It’s early 1860, and war hero Captain Nathaniel Chambers, commander U.S. Army Fort Davis in the west Texas wilderness, has received shocking news – his father is dead.  He must return home to Virginia and claim his inheritance before a maniacal neighbor can murder his widowed mother and seize the family plantation.

But he’s torn by a terrible dilemma – to stay in the army and turn his back on his fortune, his mother and his beloved childhood home, or become the thing he despises; a slave master!  Is there no other choice? 

An epic journey across a young nation seething with debauchery, brutality, corruption, and political intrigue, unwittingly on the brink of an unimaginable disaster; the American Civil War.  Nathan Chambers has left the violent army life behind in Texas, never imaging he’s on the very Road to The Breaking.

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Nathaniel Chambers is a captain in the army stationed at Fort Davis in Texas. When he receives a telegram from his mom that his father has passed away, he decides it’s his duty to return to Virginia to take over the farm. Several of his men resign to follow him and to help out as needed.

As they move across the south, the men encounter several challenges and Nathan feels like he can’t keep moving on until he takes care of each one. He is a good and moral man, but he struggles with anger issues. It tore at my heartstrings when he lost control or when someone he cared about was killed.

The characters are well developed, and the author’s writing flows well. There is a lot of action and a quite a lot of description – a little more than I like, but that’s a personal preference. I like to get to the meat of the action!

This is the first book in the series, and I’m getting ready to start the second book, Enigma. I’m glad I have it because Road to the Breaking did not have closure.

About the Author

Chris A. Bennett grew up on the shores of Klamath Lake in southeastern Oregon. For a young boy it was a dream world of water, hills, forests, and abundant wildlife. His love for action and adventure morphed into a lifelong love for books when his Mom read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings to the family on a long road trip.

Chris’s thirst for adventure never faded and he began to live out his love of history onto the pages of his first book, Road to the Breaking. Once he started writing he just couldn’t stop and the result is The Road to the Breaking series; an epic journey across a young nation seething with debauchery, brutality, corruption, and political intrigue, unwittingly on the brink of an unimaginable disaster: the American Civil War.

Chris currently lives near Seattle with his wife Patricia. His three adult children Nick, Rachel, and Josh also live in the Puget Sound area.​

Connect with the Author:   website  ~ instagram ~ goodreads

Giveaway

Enter to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of Chris Bennett, author of the A ROAD TO BREAKING book series! (one winner/USA only) (ends Aug 2)

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5 thoughts on “Book Review & Giveaway: Road to the Breaking by Chris Bennett

  1. Shelly Peterson July 14, 2021 / 10:12 am

    Sounds like a good read

    Like

    • sleepygirl2 July 14, 2021 / 11:06 am

      It is! I’m reading the second book now and it’s just as good.

      Like

  2. megan allen July 18, 2021 / 11:32 am

    This sounds very interesting! Im adding to my tbr!

    Liked by 1 person

    • sleepygirl2 July 18, 2021 / 11:39 am

      It is! I’m reading the second one now and it’s good too.

      Like

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