Title: Great Lakes: The Saga of the Inland Seas by Lilly Kirckof
Genre: Fiction – Historical fiction
Length: 726 pages
Publication Date: November 30, 2015
Publisher: White Stag, an imprint of Ravenswood Publishing
Rating – 4/5
Great Lakes, the novel is a tale as wide and deep as the lakes themselves; a rare combination of history, romance and, “what just might have been,” rolled into a read so fascinating it is literally impossible to put down.
From the earliest days of the old “wind wagons” to the steel behemoths of today, Great Lakes, sails into the drama, mystery and outright treachery of the dark side of navigating the lakes. Screaming “nor’easter’s” and back-stabbing corporate boardrooms all form part of the novel’s captivating saga of the sweetwater seas.
As an historian reading “historical novels” has always been like scraping fingernails down chalkboards for me. The plot may have been believable but the scope of…
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