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Colorado Mandala by Brian Heffron

Colorado Mandala - Brian Heffron
What are some of the book's themes? Love, friendship, betrayal, war and layers of lies. They all played a important role in the story. After reading this story more than once, I find the time period a bit curious. PTSD is something that was recently recognised so why set a story so far back to the point of it being unknown? It’s a fantastic story and the writing is refreshing but the time period really bothered me. 

Did the book end the way you expected? No one in the book club saw the ending coming. It was a surprise. Some readers may find that the ending leaves you with a heavy heart and emotionally unsettled but when Michael has to deal with so much on his mind, I don’t think consolation comes easy. 

What I liked about the whole book – It was a fast read, adventurous and believable. The characters were likable and the triangle they were in was plausible. At first, it's easy to become angry with Michael and you start to misunderstand Paul who seems to good to be true but as Paul challenges Michael’s emotions and the truth comes out, the reader becomes part of their lives. 

Disclosure - As a Quality Reads Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book from the author via Orangeberry Book Tours in exchange for my honest review.
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