Failed Moments Book Review

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Title: Failed Moments

Author: A. Robert Allen

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Genre: Historical Fiction

Release Date: February 5, 2015

Pages: 244

Format: E Book

Buy On: Amazon/Barnes & Noble


1790, French Caribbean: biracial plantation owner Patrice Beaumont is known as a “kinder” slave master, but his trusted friend reminds him that is no cause for pride. He claims to be committed to ending slavery, but his actions don’t back-up his words. Is being the “best of the worst” all he’s capable of?

1863, New York City: Giant Irish street fighter Patrick Allen is days away from battling it out with a similarly oversized black fighter, when the Draft Riots ignite dangerous racial conflicts around the city. Never one to take sides outside the ring or join a fight he can’t win, he steers clear of the angry mobs. So when he stumbles on a lynching in progress, who can expect him to do anything more than look away?

Modern day, New York City: Patrick Walsh, a day trader by occupation and a daydreamer by disposition, sits alone on his terrace trading his portfolio while gazing out at the city skyline. Alone feels right…always has, and he’s fairly certain, always will.

Besides having a similar name and a proclivity to make cowardly mistakes, what mystery ties these men together?

My Review:

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. My opinions on this review are 100% my own.

This is one of those books that would be great for a book club and to be discussed in detail with friends. Do you believe in reincarnation? Do you ever feel that there is just something about someone that you feel they’ve always been with you but you just met?

Patrick is taken on a trip to correct two different wrongs he’s done in the past with past lives. I really enjoyed this book and read it in 2 days. I just couldn’t get enough of it.

Personally I am a believer of reincarnation. I wonder what my past lives where and how I could of handled things differently.

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