Coming soon: the finals of the People's Book Prize take place in June. Please vote for Making Shore to win! It has a virtual full house of 5* reviews from Amazon readers. Here's what some have said recently:
"It was a pleasure to read and once I started I didn't want to stop. It is a story of love, loyalty, hope, hardship and loss, but most of all of the most basic human need of survival. The book is wonderfully written"
"This book is a simply wonderful read. You will not want to put it down. The combination of drama, comradeship, and love is woven together so adroitly by Allerton that the pages sweep effortlessly by. The story brings to life events scoured into the memory of Brian Clarke from WWII. Not only is this book a reminder of the physical and mental challenges that were endured by military men such as Clarke, it is a reminder of a timeless bond created by love of many different kinds. Please read this book. You will be glad you did."
"A great book to read for your own pleasure and a gem for book groups. We had the best book group discussion ever talking about "Making Shore" despite the fact that everyone in the group had enjoyed it! Often when a book provokes very different responses the discussion tends to be more animated but in the case of "Making Shore" there was simply so much to talk about. The story was compelling and well-structured and we all felt emotionally engaged with the characters and intrigued by what elements of the story were based on Brian Clarke's true life story and which parts were fiction. We all felt the ending was particularly satisfying, bringing closure to the story while not settling for the obvious and trite alternative."