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Review: Bonds of Earth by G.N. Chevalier | Speak Its Name

Nothing in here seems forced, let alone put in just for playing to the gallery. After having tortured the reader and the main characters exquisitely with sexual tension, Chevalier does finally allow John and Michael to connect physically. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

I fell rather in love with Michael and was glad when he was able to find happiness. At the age of 16, after having been knocked about for far too long, Michael escapes to the back alleyways of the Bowery and pleasures men for money.

Once a promising young medical student, Michael buried his dreams alongside the broken bodies of gn.chevlaier men he could not save. Jan 17, Ami rated it really liked it Shelves: I also gn.chevaliee the way she gave character to the supporting cast; each one serving a secondary role but interesting in their own way.

It takes a long time for the characters to get together. The characters are strong and lovingly portrayed; the setting, both physical and historical, is authentic and vivid.

With a year of medical school under his belt, he has given up the dream after seeing all of the terror and death from his fellow soldiers. But his studies were interrupted by the Great War and Michael has abandoned his ambitions, returning to what he knows — a job at the St Alexander bathhouse in the village where he works as a masseur and takes tips for sexual favours. They both struggle to express their feelings and can be unpleasant and self-absorbed.


Sep 18, Lily rated it it was amazing Shelves: Both Michael and John are broken, mentally as much as physically.

Healing took effort and time. This is literature in its finest moment, with all the beauty and lyricism of a masterpiece that cries out begging to be read again and again.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Apr 07, Fehu rated it really liked it Shelves: And when Michael sees him, he feels pity. This book had a very good effect on me and normally I find it hard to love a historical mm romance book.

Bonds of Earth

Other editions – View all Bonds of Earth G. And soon spills over into earh, which send Michael running away, the pain of caring too much. Once a promising young medical student, Michael buried his dreams alongside the broken bodies of the men he could not save. It bodns make me cry, because it didn’t sensationalise what the men had experienced in the past or were experiencing now.

John insists on living as an infirm recluse, and treats everyone in his house poorly. It gave a gritty feel for a story of ex-soldiers in difficult times, the main character unapologetically male.

It’s not working, though, not that he cares. Though hn.chevalier certainly moments that bring a reaction. Before they could give or receive love, the two had to learn how to handle what they saw and experienced in Europe. This book is first and foremost a story about healing.


In the other, he is a man desperate to connect, longing for love, haunted by his unsavory sexual past and terrified by war-torn memories and nightmares. Don’t hesitate to read this one. It’s so worth it.

The blurb suggests that he is losing himself to pleasure but Michael only bestows it on others. After fleeing New York to preserve the one relationship he still values, he takes a position as a gardener on a country estate, but he soon discovers that the house hides secrets and sorrows of its own.

The secondary characters add depth and interest to the g.chevalier, and play vital roles in motivating the events that move Michael and John forward. The goodness radiates off the page and wraps the reader in a feeling that he has stumbled onto something long hidden and of great value. Surprisingly, I didn’t mind that at all, and it actually made sense for the relationship to take a boonds seat for a while.

She never forgets what should be every novelist’s cardinal rule: The story could have finished nicely after the fourteenth chapter it felt rounded off there and it would be a good moment to leave them.

As a friend of Michael said to him: You are commenting using your WordPress. Return to Book Page.