Two Bent Trees

An American Revolutionary War Novel

Fiction - Historical - Event/Era
236 Pages
Reviewed on 04/10/2018
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Reviewed by Paul F. Johnson for Readers' Favorite

Two Bent Trees by David G Tippens is a story based on America’s War of Independence. The story begins with two of the main characters fighting at the battle of Bunker (Breeds) Hill where both are wounded. Then, through the use of an extended flashback, the origin of how they met and became friends is revealed. The Glynne family of England is made up of simple people and they are happy until the unthinkable happens. Rob Glynne, his father and uncle fall out of favor with the Burntthorne family of British aristocracy and are pressed into service in the British navy, with the family women being sent into indentured servitude. The family men are separated and Rob soon makes a friend on board ship. As fate has it, Rob and his friends find themselves in the colonies and decide to join the rebels. They become embroiled in one adventure after another, fighting on land and at sea. Later the families are reunited, but things become even more dangerous when old enemies, with the help of Native American allies, decide they are traitors and must pay for fighting against the crown.

I’ve always been fond of historical fiction. Two Bent Trees: An American Revolutionary War Novel is a well developed, well written tale. The action starts quickly and continues until the very end. The author has put together a smart, believable cast of characters, some of whom the reader will quickly learn to like and, in some instances, learn to detest. The dialogue is good and easy for the reader to follow. There is a lot of detail in the non-action sequences that some readers might find distracting. However, it does not diminish the quality of the book. Overall, a very good adventure for fans of historical fiction.