The Last of the Greatest Generation was just chosen for the Long List of the Hemingway Book Awards, for Hemingway Awards for 20th Century Wartime Fiction.
Thank you to Amy's Bookshelf Reviews, for such a stellar 5-star review for my novel, The Last of the Greatest Generation. Order anywhere books are sold. It's best to use the bookstore's website since they sell out fast.
Here it is in full:
"A unique story that takes place during WWII.
J Robert Gould writes a WWII mysterious tale with The Last of the Greatest Generation. I haven't read anything by this author before, and what a hidden gem. I enjoyed it so much, that I have now followed the author and look for more books to read.
This author has a grand imagination, and talent for showing the story. The story is dedicated to the memory and stories of the author's father-in-law, John. There are different stories within these two timelines of the story. Love stories, patriotism, and a hard-nosed reporter with the lust for alcohol, but can still do his job, looking for the truth.
It takes a great talent to take stories you've heard over the years, and put them in a wonderfully written book, with a grand plot as this one. It's not an easy time in the middle of the War, where things are harrowing all over the world. It's action packed, and goes at a perfect pace for telling this story. he author weaves a tangled web of story, and captures the reader.
The reader just embarks on a superb journey. This is a magnificent plot that kept this reader turning the pages. This journey was very unpredictable.
The Last of the Greatest Generation is a definite recommendation by Amy's Bookshelf Reviews. I read this book to give my unbiased and honest review. Amy's Bookshelf Reviews recommends that anyone who reads this book, to also write a review."
- Amy's Bookstore Reviews
Thanks to the amazing team at WINK (CBS)! #wink I hope you read my book, The Last of the Greatest Generation. It's available on Amazon, Apple, in Barnes and Noble, all books stores, etc. Happy Memorial Day and as always, I thank all our Veterans for their service.
Hear author J Robert Gould discuss his inspiration, his writing process and more.
Check out this new national interview on Enterprise Podcast.
5.0 out of 5 stars
"A war story with heart
Reviewed in the United States on May 11, 2023
My husband and I shared reading this novel - well, we ended up grabbing it from one another because it is so good. I recommend this book to everyone, of any age. It is a story about love, patriotism, world war 2, loyalty, friendship, and secrets. I could NOT put it down." -- Big Reader, Amazon
So humbled today to see that The Eden Magazine, out of California, published a feature story and the first chapter of my book, The Last of the Greatest Generation, in their May issue! Click below to read this epic magazine.
Author J Robert Gould had the honor of meeting with the Mayor of Ft. Myers, Mayor Kevin Anderson, and presenting him with the book, The Last of the Greatest Generation. "
It was exciting to have a discussion about the characters and story which takes place in our beautiful town. Thank you to Mayor Anderson!"
Thanks to the Patch of West Hollywood and NYC for recommending The Last of the Greatest Generation to everyone - and especially veterans. Here is a link to the West Hollywood piece.
"Just finished vour book. Loved it. There were very special moments/ feelings in the book. Like Cindy meeting Mandy. Tears rolled down my face. Very moving in addition to everything going on with Papa John. Had are a hard time putting down because I couldn't wait to what was ahead. Great book J. Congratulations!"
-- Kathy B.
The book just got picked up in a national news wire! It's part of a national news wire that got published today by hundreds of news outlets around the country.
The Last of the Greatest Generation is available in all bookstores, easily purchased on their websites. Hope you check it out!
Thanks to Mabel at the West Hollywood Patch for a great writeup! Check it out here.
Hope you all pick up a copy!
Here's the article: click on the link.
I had the pleasure of talking about writing, my new book, and even offer tips to others who want to write a book.
It was incredible to be part of Authority Magazine. Hope you enjoy it!
"OMG I loved it. I was unsure, but a friend told me to check it out - and I loved it.
It's a mystery, but there are these great characters in the book, like the oldest world war 2 vet, his granddaughter, a disheveled reporter, a giant secret, and more.
I don't want to ruin the story.
There were a few moments when I got teary-eyed but then just kept reading - because I had to know that was that secret the world war two veteran had been hiding since the war?
You will love it - and it's nice to read a novel about veterans, and the way they were so kind and filled with values during world war two. Great read."
“-Maria, on Good. Reads
“When I read the first few chapters of The Last of the Greatest Generation, I actually got goosebumps. I spent the next few days devouring this incredible WWII mystery, totally obsessed with the characters, the intense romance, and ‘Papa John,’ who is a heroic patriot hiding a world-shattering secret. This poignant novel, inspired by the author’s WWII father-in-law, is a gem and brings to life the veterans of WWII, who must never be forgotten.” - Diane Lilli, Founder, RebelBooksPress.com
A photo of WWII Navy veteran John Abplanalp aka "Papa John," whose inspiration is the foundation for this book.