Keeping alive an issue, October 28, 2011

This a great read if you are into history and the truth. The truth of the
Armenian genocide has never been recognized formally by our government and this
book keeps the issue alive. You get a true feeling of closeness of the Armenian
family and their history. The storyline is realistic. The description of the
lakeside cottage brings me back to my youth. A must read if you are Armenian or
care about setting the record straight and acknowledging the first genocide of
the last century.  A. Wheeler-Scottsdale, Arizona

Intriguing Historical Fiction, November 27, 2011

As an avid reader and history buff, I can say I am lucky to have stumbled upon
this story by J.F. Paulsen. I am excited for any books Mr. Paulsen may write in
the future. Blueprint for Genocide contained every positive feature a book must
have and kept me on the edge of my seat for the duration of the novel. I simply
could not put the book down until I reached the conclusion. I highly recommend
anyone interested in historically accurate fictional novels to read this book.
You will not be disappointed.  P. Anderson-East Lansing, Michigan

A glimpse into Armenian heritage, November 29, 2011

Finally a book which accurately depicts the atrocities suffered by the Armenian
people at the hands of the Young Turks. The continued and current denial of the
Turkish government that the systematic killing of Armenians beginning in 1915
was genocide and the continued and current refusal of the U.S. government to
proclaim it as genocide because of political strategies is both morally wrong
and an insult to Armenians everywhere. As an Armenian woman, J.F. Paulsen
conveys the importance of this issue in his book “Blueprint for Genocide.” He
spins a great story set at the family cottage on the Michigan shores of Lake
Huron, weaving everyday life with the unfolding mystery. His descriptions of the
family gatherings evoke memories of my own family’s celebrations, filled with
loud laughter, lots of food and pride in our Armenian heritage. If you’re a fan
of historical fiction, this book will entertain you and enlighten you on a
subject that has been ignored and misrepresented for decades. D.J.Tiernan-Northville, Michigan

Blueprint for Genocide, December 18, 2011

Well written and easy to read. If you live in Michigan or you want to understand
what “going up north” in Michigan is all about you will enjoy this read. The
book is more about family and how they work through the dilemma of what to do
with the information they continue to find pertaining to Genocide. The book of
course is fictional but it is well developed and conceived and very possibly
could be real….including the actual location of the cottage. Which for me made
the book more interesting. Overall a great book that really gets us all thinking
about Genocide from a perspective that is generally never discussed. P. Fulton-Clarkston, Michigan


This is a must read! A well written and researched family story covering the Armenian Genocide. Although the characters are fictional, the information is accurate and this mystery will not let you put this book down. It will touch the hearts of everyone!  J.Monk-West Bloomfield, Michigan

An enjoyable historical mystery story, February 16, 2012

Blueprint for Genocide contains elements of a good historical novel: World War II fighter pilots, Nazis in a small resort town, and the anguish of a family seeking the truth about the traumatic events that shaped their cultural identity. I found myself quickly caught up in the intriguing story line and followed along excitedly as new clues were revealed and a mystery unraveled. The author occasionally reverts to an expository writing style when describing the historical context of various plot points, and it is clear that he wishes to educate his readers about the events that shaped this story. The book held my interest throughout, and I found it both informative and entertaining.  S.Barnowski-Royal Oak, Michigan

Blueprint For Genocide, July 2, 2012

Jeff manages to captivate the reader by unfolding a mystery associated with the Jewish Holocaust which has serious roots to the Armenian Genocide of 1915 by the Ottoman-Turks, while at the same time addressing the beauties of one of the Great Lakes of Michigan and family activities surrounding it.  E. Haroutunian, Bingham Farms, Michigan

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