Monday, September 2, 2013
THE YOUNGER DAYS by Mike Hays gets LADYBUGGED
Historical Fact interwoven with fiction is a rich tapestry I absolutely love reading. Our history books are filled with nothing but dry facts. Learn dates, learn names of battles, but at no time do they allow you to FEEL the humanity of the people living through the historical events. Thank God we have gifted authors so enchanted by history they can and do take the dry facts and create a living, breathing reality around those events.
As an American, I was aware, superficially, about the Younger brothers and their criminal career, but Mike Hays' book for our youth, lets us see the human side of these two and the people who supported them as heroes, not villains.
THE YOUNGER DAYS is written for the young, but there is a wealth of pleasure to be found here for readers of ALL ages and all generations.
FIVE STARS for
Mr. Hays and a solemn plea for him to continue bringing history to life.