Book Of The Day – Failed Moments

by Ron on July 20, 2015

Today’s Book of the Day is a Historical Fiction novel by A. Robert Allen and it’s 80% off for a limited time. Failed Moments has a 4.4 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $4!

“The story was amazingly original and the connection you make with the characters are heartfelt and genuine.” Nichole – Amazon Reviewer

Failed Moments
by A. Robert Allen
Rating: Stars
Genre: Historical Fiction
Price: $0.99 save $4


What if the only way to survive your life is to go back in history and right the wrongs of two other men’s lives?

Patrick Walsh finds himself in this precarious position as he goes back in time from modern day New York City to-

The French Caribbean in 1790

Biracial plantation owner Patrice Beaumont is known as a “kinder” slave master and claims to be committed to ending slavery, but his actions don’t back-up his words. Is being the “best of the worst” all he’s capable of?

1863 New York City

Irish street fighter Patrick Allen is days away from the biggest fight of his career, when the Draft Riots ignite dangerous racial conflicts around the city. Never one to take sides outside the ring, he steers clear of the angry mobs. So when he stumbles on a lynching in progress, who can expect him to do anything more than look away?

Tackling race relations from a unique perspective, Failed Moments is a thought-provoking adventure that questions the measure of a man not by his decision to do no harm, but his willingness to act on what is right.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

The settings were beautifully detailed, and the plot, overall, was engaging all the way through. It was an enjoyable adventure. Fans of history, fantasy, speculative fiction, and multicultural literature should enjoy this swift-paced and thoughtful novel.


Superbly written and definitely two thumbs up for ‘Failed Moments’ a simple and straight to the point title within a complex agenda throughout its pages. Although the characters were well developed, strong, and have great personality, it was the plot that really grabbed my attention.


From the very first page I was drawn in and could not put down this book. It is an intriguing premise and a look at race relations through a different lens. The writing is well paced, the characters are so finely drawn that I was immediately pulled into their story. Kudos to Mr. Allen for a wonderful literary debut! I hope to read more from this author.


The novel is an easy, quick paced read that I’d recommend highly to anyone who enjoys historical fiction and/or time travel. I also think the stories within the novel are interesting even if you are not a fan of either of these genres.


What an amazing story idea. Mr Allen’s first novel is brilliantly written. The story concept is so different from any story I have read. There is a beginning, middle and end that all come together very nicely.

Get Failed Moments here: Failed Moments

About The Author

A. Robert Allen is a longtime New York City college administrator with a lifelong passion for writing. When he traced his family tree back hundreds of years and uncovered roots that were white, black, Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish, the seed of a story began to grow. Failed Moments is a fictional account of the exploits of his ancestors during racially charged periods in the past.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – A. Robert Allen and ENT appreciate it.


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