Josiah Stubb: The Siege of Louisbourg

C.W. Lovatt
5 Stars

Josiah Stubb is not normally my kind of read; it is a historical representation in the year 1758, about a three-year war between the British and French armies.
Even though this is not my normal type of book, it was very interesting.

Josiah Stubb: The Siege of Louisbourg is a documentary told in the voice of Josiah Along. You will hear his tales about the war, from the front lines. In between chapters of the war, you will learn of Josiah’s youth, and how he was brought up in the gutters.

When I receive books from the author or their publisher, often times I do not get the blurb that you would see on Amazon before purchasing the book. During my research, after finishing the book, I did finally read the blurb. I found it lacking in description. I have to say that in the telling of Josiah’s very early years, I was disturbed. Anyone who has read any bit of history will know that in the 1700’s people were very much separated by class. Back in the 1700’s they also had many unsavory things done to children and adults, such as whoring, sodomy and incest. All of the above is in this book.

Readers, who like history, war, and minor amounts of romance will like this book, just keep in mind that there are some uncomfortable scenes.

I received Josiah Stubb: The Siege of Louisbourg from the publisher for an honest review.


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