Whistle Pass is a great historical novel

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book review. 

Charlie Harris went to Whistle Pass, Illinois thinking his former lover from World War II, Roger Black, had sent for him. This story has many twists and turns as we see when Charlie Harris arrives at Whistle Pass. His arrival was met with a violent welcome and he finds out his room was paid for. Then it gets more bizarre as you go along.

This web of betrayal and secrecy is pretty tangled up. But you also see tenderness and loyalty. Roger asked Gabe Kasper, the hotel manager, if he knew Roger Black. Gabe is surprised Charlie is familiar with “Mayor Black.” Charlie tried asking who might have paid for Charlie’s room. Charlie gets beaten up when he first arrives by a police officer who probably does not want Roger Black’s secret relationship to become common knowledge.

You could clearly see the tension of hiding your sexual identity in that place in that time period with the local townspeople openly bashing Gabe for being a homosexual. Charlie Harris desperately wants to protect Gabe … from himself. Charlie Harris goes to pretty extreme measures.

The author, Keva D., does a good job bringing us to the post-World War II Midwest by Charlie paying a dollar for a pack of cigarettes and a beer and telling the bartender to keep the change. The author has great character development. Anyone who picks up this book is in for a ride. This historical novel provides an awesome backdrop for a romance. The conclusion is very satisfying.

book review. 

Charlie Harris went to Whistle Pass, Illinois thinking his former lover from World War II, Roger Black, had sent for him. This story has many twists and turns as we see when Charlie Harris arrives at Whistle Pass. His arrival was met with a violent welcome and he finds out his room was paid for. Then it gets more bizarre as you go along.