John Jakes is best known by his eight novel series of the “Kent Family Chronicles,” which includes “The Bastard’ (1974), “The Rebels” (1975), “The Seekers” (1975), “The Furies” (1976), “The Titans (1976), “The Warriors” (1977), “The Lawless” (1978), “The Americans” (1980).
The Kent Family Chronicles span five generations of this flamboyant, proud family. The Kent family and their drive, their conflicts, and loves set against the thundering turbulence and searing drama of a nation struggling to survive. The reader will thirst for more from one novel to the next and find the need to continue to reach for finality. As this reporter found out while riding across the country with my husband in his 18 wheel truck some years ago I was fortunate enough to see some of the country these novels told about and it made the reading become more alive in my mind’s eye.
And a Love of Travel
Reviewed by Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This is the Place, Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered and The Frugal Book Promoter: How to Do What Your Publisher Won't
LaRue says she wrote this book so that a professional nurse "can make an informed decision about your career change into travel nursing." But Highway Hypodermics will also be valuable for anyone considering a nursing career of any kind for Larue doesn't mince words. She tells all she knows about the distractions, difficulties and benefits of becoming any kind of a nurse as well as fully informing readers about a nursing niche that few others could tell them about.
LaRue's strength is twofold. She speaks from experience--lots of it--and she speaks in a casual, straight-from-the-heart voice. Her honesty is impeccable. My favorite chapters are those in which she reveals her own journals. By doing so, she opens a window on her world--both personal and in terms of her chosen career. We often look to memoir to learn more about ourselves; perhaps all those considering nursing will find it an advantage to do that before they choose this difficult but rewarding field. By combining this mirror to her life in a how-to book, LaRue offers up a nursing guide like no other.
Carolyn Howard-Johnson is the award-winning author of This is the Place and Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered. The Frugal Book Promoter: How to Do What Your Publisher Won't (#1 Bestselling E-book at: http://starpublish.com/starbooks.htm. Purchase the paperback at http://www.amazon.com/) was just named USA Book News "Best Professional Book of 2004."
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