Buckland Gap 2

Fiction - Social Issues
319 Pages
Reviewed on 01/20/2018
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Author Biography

My name is Charles Wiltshire and I hail from Hampshire in England. My work experience is based around the IT industry but in my heart I have always wanted to be full time Author. I love creating stories and building fiction worlds. My other loves in life are cooking, running and motorbikes.

So my first novel was entitled Buckland Gap. This book is a gritty and violent story of a young man who is trapped in a world of poverty, anger and despair. With little prospects for the future he decides it is time to try and improve his life and financial situation. David is a man with no formal academic or work related qualifications therefore his only way of improving his lot is through crime.

Buckland Gap 2 and 3 take this story to a natural conclusion and they emphasise that no matter where you come from or what you know change is always possible and if we really want to grow then we all can. Davids brother takes up this challenge and with belief and hard work he works his way to a better future.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite

Changes: Buckland Gap 2 by Charles Stanley Wiltshire is an inspiring story that follows Steven Harding, a man who finally returns home from prison, reformed and looking forward to a new start in life, but who meets a society that hasn’t outgrown its moral standards from the time he left it. While in prison, he has worked on becoming a better man, earning his A Levels and getting admission into university. He has virtually left the old thuggish way of life behind, severing ties with crime, drugs, booze, and violence. Unlike his brother who commits suicide while in prison, Steven is determined to make his life meaningful. But what awaits him when he returns is worse than he could imagine — rejection, scorn, and the temptations of the path he’d left behind. Does he have enough fight to stay on his resolved new course?

Charles Stanley Wiltshire has given readers a story that is as entertaining as it is inspiring, a story that has a very strong message — we have the power to shape our life the way we want. Steven Harding is one of those characters that remind readers of their personal struggles and the joy of triumph. Readers will enjoy seeing how he discovers his potential, understands his personality — especially the gay side of him — and how he grows from a victim to someone who takes control of his destiny. The plot is well developed and I enjoyed how the internal conflict plays out within the protagonist. The setting is in Portsmouth, England, and the author does an awesome job in painting the way of life of people living with hardships, a world of crime, with images that are strong and vivid. Changes: Buckland Gap 2 is compelling, brilliantly crafted and an exciting read.