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Harmon General – Review

HARMON GENERAL
Misfits and Millionaires #2
by
KIMBERLY FISH
Genre: Historical Fiction / WWII / Spies
Publisher: Fish Tales, LLC
Date of Publication: June 16, 2018
Number of Pages: 330

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In 1943, Lane Mercer and Emmie Tesco had nothing in common. Well, nothing stronger than a town neither of them chose and careers they couldn’t advertise as agents within the Office of Strategic Services. During the days of Longview, Texas’s Friendly Trek Homecoming Parade, Lane was gearing up for the grand opening of a bookshop that also disguised an espionage safe house, and Emmie was chasing a criminal with evil intent through the US Army’s new medical facility, Harmon General Hospital, treating diseased and amputated soldiers. Emmie ropes Lane into international threats at Harmon General, making it increasingly hard for the two spies to navigate the Junior Service League, church life, or anything else that might be considered normal for a town sizzling with oil boom wealth. A friend from Lane’s past arrives and pushes against the fiction she’s created to distance her spy history from the wedding bells ringing her future. Emmie flirts with the idea of finding a life outside of the OSS but justifies the danger as a way to make amends for those she’s betrayed. Connecting the two women, to their surprise, is a rogue agent who targets them for crimes he believes they created. For better, or worse, they have to put aside their differences to share responsibility for stopping “The Grasshopper” before he blows apart the Big Inch Pipeline project and Harmon General Hospital. The hope of malaria treatments for US soldiers depends on it, and justice of the heart demands it.

PRAISE FOR HARMON GENERAL:
“The war that changed the world brought the world to East Texas through Harmon General, a significant US Army hospital that treated thousands of wounded soldiers in Longview. In Harmon General, we meet again Lane Mercer, a World War II heroine, and we enjoy again how the drama of her secret service to the nation and her complicated personal relationships pull us into the vast impact of the world war.”
Dale Lunsford, Ph.D., President, LeTourneau University
Harmon General is a brilliant story for historical fiction readers! Set in World War II, the female spies, Army hospital setting, and drama amongst the Longview townsfolk kept me riveted and engaged until the very end.”
— Jody T. Morse
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Clueless Gent’s Rating

What makes Harmon General such a good piece of historical fiction? Story! Story! Story!

Seldom have I ever read a story with such a breakneck pace to the climax! You’ll know when you get to that part because you won’t be able to stop reading. The author uses the first two-thirds of the book to set everything up, just like someone setting up a room full of dominoes. Then, without notice, she tips that first domino over, and the action is non-stop to the climax near the end of the story!

The Setting and Characters of Harmon General

Set in Longview, Texas, during World War II, Harmon General is a new army hospital quickly constructed to care for thousands of U.S. military personnel either wounded in battle or victim of disease, such as malaria. Add to that the crude oil resources of the region and a new pipeline to get that oil to tankers destined for our troops overseas. This setting provides some realistic insight into the dangers that could have lurked in our homeland, unknown to the general public, and handled by secretive heroes

These secretive heroes dominate the cast of Harmon General. But we couldn’t have secretive heroes without similarly secretive villains! They had disguises that blended in with the setting like chameleons in a tree – a store owner, a nurse, even a prestigious medical doctor, among others.

This story covered all the bases: small town life, racism in the South, skeletons in closets, period vehicles with grinding gears and flat tires, family values, love, jealousy, danger, the ever present smell of oil, and the list goes on.

Technically Speaking

The pacing was awesome, especially over the last half of the novel. The character arcs were good and genuine.

Unfortunately, I do have to comment on SPAG – spelling, punctuation and grammar. This story is inundated with SPAG errors. Luckily, with such a good story, the overall impact of these errors is minimal – at least to me. For the most part, these errors consist of missing words or extra words that were obviously left in after an edit. I’d venture to say there were at least dozens of these errors throughout the story.

There were a few other small things, such as an anachronism that briefly took me out of the story, but I don’t particularly want to mention or dwell on them. Kimberly Fish wrote a very compelling story, and I highly recommend it to everyone!

This is the second book in the Misfits and Millionaires series. Although this story can stand on it’s own, I think it was even more enjoyable for me because I read the first book, The Big Inch.

Rest assured that I will be at the front of the line when the next installment of this series is released!

(If you are so inclined, please take a peek at my review of The Big Inch before deciding which book to start with!)

I received a free copy of this book from Lone Star Book Blog Tours in exchange for my honest review.
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A WORD FROM THE AUTHOR:
Kimberly Fish started writing professionally with the birth of her second child and the purchase of a home computer. Having found this dubious outlet, she then entered and won The Writer’s League of Texas manuscript contest which fed her on-going fascination with story crafting.
She has since published in magazines, newspapers, and online formats and in January 2017, released the first novel in the Misfits and Millionaires series set during the World War II years in Longview, Texas: The Big Inch. Her second book, Comfort Plans, was published later that same year.
Visit Kimberly Fish’s YouTube channel to see book reviews and behind the scene peeks at places that have inspired the novels!
From kissing couples to fabulous fedoras, Kimberly Fish’s Pinterest Board shows her inspiration behind Harmon General!
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