This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Amanda Rofe for Readers' Favorite
A Matter of Time: The Story of Grace by Claude L. Chafin is a novel based on actual events that happened to the author's family. The story revolves around the lives of his maternal grandparents, Taylor and Grace Hammond. It is divided into three parts and deals with the early years of each of the grandparents and their subsequent marriage. The Hammonds become involved in the infamous mine wars of southern West Virginia and Grace is forced into widowhood. She struggles to raise her children under the most difficult of circumstances and did what she had to do to survive. This involved breaking the law or starving. She chose the former and suffered immeasurably because of it. Extensively researched for more than four years, A Matter of Time also includes real life images of the family.
Claude L. Chafin writes a compelling novel which is all the more fascinating since it is based on true events that occurred within his own family. A Matter of Time is a realistic reconstruction of a series of tragedies that befell the author's grandparents during one of the darkest periods in American history. It is a slice of history that is both dramatic and exciting. Some people write about their family and, quite often, these books are only of interest to the family involved. This book is so very different. It is very well written, thoroughly absorbing, and is an absolutely gripping read. Having been written by the grandson of one of the main protagonists makes it even more special. This is a great book to pass down to future generations.