The Wind by Lars D. H. Hedbor

Tales From a Revolution - West-Florida

How the Spanish saved the American Revolution!

The wind

West-Florida, 1779

Gabriel is a simple sailor, doing the bidding of his Captain and King, when he is swept up in a storm that changes his life in ways that he could never have anticipated. Carlotta yearns for her lost home, and is searching for her lost husband, but both remain elusive in a world that has been turned upside-down by forces far outside of her control. When the storm that is Governor Bernardo de Gálvez breaks over them both, neither will ever be the same — and nor will their world.

The Wind is set in the often overlooked colony of West-Florida from the Tales From a Revolution series, in which each standalone novel examines the American War of Independence as it unfolded in a different colony. If you like enthralling stories of forgotten parts of familiar history, you’ll love The Wind.

Genre: FICTION / Hispanic & Latino

Secondary Genre: FICTION / War & Military

Language: English

Keywords: hispanic history, bernardo de galvez , american revolution, new orleans, gulf coast, hurricane

Word Count: 59,500

Sales info:

In 2020, The Wind sold an average of 27 copies per month in English.  The sales rank in the overall US Kindle store peaked at around 65,000

Sample text:

As he sank beneath the waves, Gabriel found himself becoming very calm.  The water was warm, and it was quiet down here—quiet, at least, in comparison to the chaos that reigned above.   

The whistling of the wind in the rigging, the desperate shouts of men struggling to make themselves heard over the storm, the crash of water against the sides of the ship, all were silenced.  Gone, too, were the cracks and thuds of falling spars, the hoarse cries of surprise wrenched from the throats of men as they were swept from the decks, and the deep, muffled booms of thunder. 

It was not an unbroken peace, however.  Gabriel was aware of pain, both in the leg that had caught awkwardly on the railing as he went overboard, and growing in his lungs, as his breath ran out.   

Calm was replaced with a growing sense of concern, even panic, and he would ever after this day remember the moment when he realized that he had a choice, a decision to make. Decades hence, he would relate to his grandchildren the moment when he realized that he had decided to live, although he'd never be able to clearly explain what had driven him to the decision. 

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