Posted by: Sand Squiggles -- Richard Modlin's Blog | April 19, 2014

Newfound Freedom: Finalist for 2013 BOTYA

Newfound Freedom has been selected as a Finalist for the 2013 ForeWord Review’s Book of the Year Award in General Fiction. This recent novel of 18th Century colonial and nautical adventure and life is available. in electronic format from Amazon Kindle and hard and soft cover book format from  Learn of the real and fictional characters with whom Jack and Ian Hollister meet and interact during their perilous Atlantic crossing and, join them in their experiences during the beginnings of the American Revolution.  Both get caught up with American Patriots and Downeast Maine, coastal pirates, then are separated by the impending vagaries of the war.  Jack finds residence in the logging town of Machias, Maine, and becomes involved in the Battle of Machias, the first naval battle of the Revolution.  Ian suffers the turmoil of being impressed into the Royal Navy.  Eventually the brothers are reunited, but how?

For those of you living in or near Machias, Washington County, Maine, I’ll be visiting and signing copies of Newfound Freedom at the Margaretta Day event, Saturday, June 14, 2014, on the campus of the University of Maine at Machias.  Please stop by, visit for a while and enjoy all the happenings at the event.

Finalist BOTYA Logo

Finalist BOTYA Logo

Testimonials for Newfound Freedom:

two English brothers…a perilous Atlantic crossing…beginning of the American Revolution…a magnificent story of adventure.”  —Closeup Talk Radio.

“A cleverly crafted epic of American colonial and nautical adventure.  A rollicking tale, complete with sea battles, love affairs, familial infighting and brief appearances by George Washington, Nathan Hale, and other patriots.”—Kirkus Review.


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