Books,  Historical Fiction

The Long Way Home by Kevin Bannister Book Review

The Long Way Home by Kevin Bannister Book Review

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Publication Date September 12th, 2016

Set in the turbulent times of the War of Independence, ‘The Long Way Home’ follows the lives of Thomas Peters and Murphy Steele who are friends, former slaves, fellows-in-arms and leaders of the Black Brigade. Their real-life story is an epic adventure tale as they battle bounty hunters, racism, poverty and epidemic in their adopted country after the war.

‘The Long Way Home’ has resonated with readers around the world as an unforgettable account of courage, hope and determination triumphing over despair and injustice. Thomas Peters, thoughtful and charismatic, and Murphy Steele, strong and impulsive, lead their followers on an inspirational search for a place where they can be free.



The Long Way Home by Kevin Bannister Book Review

The Long Way Home is a very well researched account of a shameful time in our country’s history.  Hope and friendship amidst the most difficult challenges is definitely what kept me turning the pages.  This story is a fresh look at the American Revolution as it tells the story from the eyes of American fighting for the British.  Escaped slaves were lured to the British side with false promises, and we get a brand new perspective of this war.

Special thanks to TLC Book ToursFireship Press for providing our copy in exchange for an honest & fair review.

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Kevin Bannister is Lorraine’s husband and the father of five. He is a rancher living in the beautiful foothills of central Alberta. He has been a farmer, businessman, journalist, editor, sportswriter, stockbroker, truck driver, gum puller, janitor, corporate vice president, steelworker and door-to-door salesman.

He would like Thomas Peters and Murphy Steele to be celebrated as the heroes that they were in their lifetimes and to be inspirations to young people everywhere to persevere in the face of bigotry, poverty, government indifference or any other adversity.

He is in great debt, especially to his wife Lorraine who is his greatest critic and a superb editor, to Lorraine Delp his Fireship Press editor and to Mary-Lou and Jacquie at Fireship for publishing the book and guiding him along the way and to his daughter Rebekah who designed and built his web site. He is also thankful for Dr. Daniel Paul who corrected some mistakes and thus improved The Long Way Home.


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