Bonfire – a smattering of advance praise, and some interior pages

Part One

The book design guy is doing a stellar job. Love his two page spreads for each of the five parts.

Praise so far has been uniformly positive. It’s getting exciting!

I’m reading your awesome book and loving every page! I LOVE it and it NEEDS to be in stores! –Gracie, 12

This story is entertaining and very informative, and Bonfire is a likeable character who offers a unique perspective on the horrors of war. –Lynne, 26

Oh, my this was well done! I really enjoyed the voice of Bonfire and the archival pictures added a lot to the authenticity for me. –Sandy Day, 59

I’m all misty-eyed! Just finished reading Bonfire – I loved it! The writer has done an amazing job. The equine point of view felt realistic, believable and fun. I found the story very touching. One can tell how much research is behind this. I certainly learned a lot. Younger readers will surely be affected emotionally by details of the war. Fortunately there’s humour liberally thrown in to ease the serious subject matter. –Paula Kroeker, 52

As I began reading it, my mind flew back to my boyhood experience of reading Anna Sewell’s “Black Beauty,” and what a gripping hold that tale held on my mind. “Black Beauty,” was much longer than this book, but in places, the vivid narrative about the battlefield disasters, the military bureaucracy wanting to deprive commissioned medics (of) the use of horses, and the ghastly suffering of combatants was just as compelling. –Ralph Hancox, one-time editor of Reader’s Digest Canada, and latterly the President and CEO

That one will be on the back cover! Stay tuned.

Part Two, The 10th Battalion ( now Calgary Highlanders)

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