Thursday, September 23, 2021

Review Tour + #Giveaway: The Wars Between Us by J.A. Boulet @love_walk_life @GoddessFish


The Wars Between Us

by J. A. Boulet

GENRE: Historical Romance


An inner struggle of self destruction, a poignant love story and the terrifying Battle of the Atlantic.

Meet Zachary Olason. You'll either love him or hate him.

Spanning the years from the Great Depression to WW2, this endearing summer release will capture your heart as Zack, a bad boy struggling on the brink of alcoholism, loses himself and spirals into nights of debauchery, riots and drunkenness. His twin brother, Adam, thinks lowly of him as his entire family struggles to help him.

But Zack is determined to make a mess of his life.

Until he meets a beautiful petite woman, half Cree and part British, who helps him to grow into a better version of himself.

Then just as he thinks life is getting better, he sinks to the bottom of hell. Will he survive from his own self-destruction?

The only way he sees out is to join the Canadian Navy.

The Battle of the Atlantic will either teach him or break him.


With action packed adrenaline and steamy love scenes, The Wars Between Us will keep you gripped to your seat on a ride of addiction, unwavering love and the fight to stay alive during WWII.

NOTE: The book is on sale for $0.99.


The fields were dry, so dry in fact, that swirls of dirt and sand kicked up in the winds making it difficult to see. The terrible drought had devastated most of the fields and ruined many farming families. Zack was upset that everyone was struggling, even the people who still had family and properties. Many people were becoming destitute. His half-sister, Annabella, and her farming family were hit hard. They were barely surviving, but they somehow managed to grow their own vegetables for food, using the chickens for eggs and fish for dinner. Gimli was still enduring throughout the Depression, with the fishing industry holding things precariously together.

Get those fishing rods ready, son,” Nath instructed as he lowered the anchor in the middle of the lake. The boat bobbed lazily in the waves as they prepared to fish for the day.

It was early morning. Zack picked up the rods and opened the bait box. He looked up and caught his father’s eye. His dad had aged so much in the last year. He could see it in the way Nathan moved with a slower, more deliberate task in everything he did. His father used to take him and his twin brother into the bush, running, hunting and laughing when they were younger. Now, the only energy Nathan had left was to fish. Zack loved fishing with his dad and absorbed every minute of it, but he was concerned. His dad meant everything to him.

Zack baited the lines and waited until Nath had dropped the anchor securely with a splash in the deep water. He handed Nath the baited rod and turned his attention to the remaining rod, flipping the slippery tiny fish onto the hook.

He smiled at his dad and flung his rod out into the lake, as Nath did the same. The sun would be rising soon over the watery horizon. It was still very early; the skies were just beginning to turn a lighter blue on one side. The west side was still a darker blue of night. It was so strange to Zack how that always seemed so lopsided. Daylight on one side and the night slowly slipping away on the other.

When is this depression going to end, Pabbi?” Zack asked, using the endearing Icelandic term for father.

My Review:

The Wars Between Us is the third book in The Olason Chronicles and this third book is Zachary Olason’s (Zack) story. I have been anxiously awaiting this third book The Wars Between Us to see where all the character’s stories take us next.

I fell in love with Zack’s grandfather, Nath in book one The Strong Amongst Us of The Olason Chronicles as we were introduced to Nath when he first journeyed to Canada from Iceland.

And then Nath’s story was continued in book two The Strong Within Us when we were then introduced to Nath’s second wife, Zack’s grandmother.

The Wars Between Us is just as good if not better than its predecessors. I love all the characters and the worlds that they lived in. The descriptions are all so vivid that I could see each and everyone playing out in my head as if I was right there.

I felt so bad for Zack throughout The Wars Between Us with everything that he had to endure. I kept wondering how anyone person could face and deal with so much. The Wars Between Us did keep me in suspense for most of its roller coaster of a ride. Not to mention keeping me in the dark until that one big twist came about. I was shocked and flabbergasted, to say the least. I didn’t know who to feel bad for the most.

I want so bad to say more on that subject but I don’t want to spoil it for you. I want you to be just as surprised and shocked as I was when I first read it. It just about makes the whole story. I know one thing for sure it is definitely a page-turner. That one twists alone will grab you by the back of the neck and keep you hanging on for more of the same.

I do suggest that you set a few hours aside for reading The Wars Between Us as you will need them as you won’t be able to lay it down for one minute once that first page is turned.

I would like to highly suggest that you go now and grab yourself a copy of The Wars Between Us! Oh, wait, have you read book one The Strong Amongst Us or book two The Strong Within Us yet? What did you say? No, then what are you waiting for go now, please and one-click your copy of all three books today! Trust me you will not regret it. Well, that is if you like historical romance novels with some pretty big twists. 

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

J. A. Boulet is the passionate author of The Olason Chronicles, a historical saga of war, courage, love and strength. Her newest novel The Wars Between Us Book 3 was released June 18, 2021 on Amazon. J. A. Boulet was born and raised in Western Canada as a first generation Canadian from European descent. Her father enlisted with the Hungarian military and fought bravely during the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, changing sides to stand up for what he believed in. He was granted asylum in Canada and built his family here.

J. A. Boulet was born many years later, raised with strong morals and values, which she stands behind to this day. She started writing poetry at the age of five and progressed to short stories and novels. She has a keen interest in settlers, healing, family bonds and military history. J. A. Boulet writes with a spine-tingling realism like none other, grabbing your emotions and refusing to let go. The Olason Chronicles is the series you’ve been waiting for. Watch for the final book (4) in the series, being scheduled for a 2022 release.

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Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a great read.

JA Boulet said...

Thank you for hosting and the wonderful review!

Debbie P said...

This sounds like a great book.

Sherry said...

Sounds like a good read.

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