Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Fields of the Fatherless Review

Ship's Log   10.24.2013

Ahoy Mateys! Elaine Cooper's book Fields of the Fatherless has released and I wanted to help spread the word. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I highly recommend it.

  Fields of the Fatherless
by Elaine Cooper


In the early months of 1775, war is brewing in the American colonies. Although frightened, eighteen-year-old Betsy Russell of Menotomy Village, Massachusetts, wants to be prepared in case of attack by British troops. Her father, prosperous farmer Jason, is the fourth generation of Russells on this land yet their very rights as British Colonials are being stripped away one by one. Will the King of England take their land as well? Tensions are growing here in the countryside west of Boston and the outbreak of battle seems a certainty. Jason desperately wants to protect his family his wife, children and grandchildren and their future. Betsy makes every attempt to be prepared for the worst. But not even the American militia could have predicted the bloody massacre that was about to occur right on the Russells doorstep. If Betsy loses everything she holds dear, are the rights of all the Colonists endangered? Based on a true story.

Meet the Author
Elaine Marie Cooper

Elaine is a great lady with a wonderful God-given talent for writing fascinating stories. Here is her author bio:

Novelist Elaine Marie Cooper is the author of "The Road to Deer Run," "The Promise of Deer Run" and "The Legacy of Deer Run." Her passions are her family, her faith in Christ and the history of the American Revolution, a frequent subject of her historical fiction. She grew up in Massachusetts, the setting for many of her novels. "Fields of the Fatherless," a novel set during the American Revolution, will release October 2013. Visit her website at:
Elaine is a contributing writer to "Fighting Fear, Winning the War at Home" by Edie Melson, and "I Choose You," a romance Anthology. Her freelance work has appeared in both newspapers and magazines, and she blogs regularly at, and

Now I would like to share my review of this book with you:

After reading this epic tale, I immediately sat down to write my review. I had to get it down while this story was fresh in my mind.
I am totally spent after reading The Fields of the Fatherless, all my emotions are either at the surface, or have spilled over. Elaine Marie Cooper has truly shown what it was like during this terrible time in history. I found myself vividly envisioning such unthinkably, vivid scenes, yet I kept reading because I needed to ‘witness’ it until the end. 
I appreciate Elaine’s writing so much, as she doesn’t hold anything back. She not only tells the story, but she ‘shows’ the story through her words. 
This story is based on fact and Elaine did a great job incorporating her own imagination into it all.
I simply love this quote from the story…it spoke to my heart.
“T’would not have mattered, if I had died doing the right thing.”
She paused. “If I did not do the right thing, it would mean something
inside my soul had died. Nothing is worth that. Not even my life.”
Such powerful words and so true. 
Whether you are a history buff or simply enjoy a great novel, I highly recommend this book to you. You will find yourself totally immersed in the time…..and find yourself learning a very important lesson in forgiveness and what if truly means to show compassion and love to everyone…including your enemies. 

Thank you, Elaine, for writing this story. And thank you for including your Author’s note. It added to the impact of this story. 

Where can you find this book and other books written by Elaine? You can find them HERE

Finally, I wish to congratulate Elaine on her newest release! 

Thanks fer comin' aboard, Mateys! I hope ye will be givin' this book a try! Feel free to congratulate Elaine in the comments below.  God bless.


  1. Dear Chaplain Debbie, Thank you so much for your awesome review! I am touched and grateful. Blessings to you, dear lady!

    1. Elaine, thank you for taking the time to stop by here today! I pray that this release is a huge success! I truly did enjoy reading it!