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Published by Creativia on 2015
Genres: fiction, romance
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Six men enter the military, all for different reasons, but war bonds these disparate strangers into brothers, with all expected loyalty... and tension. War demands a terrible price, and only four come home, profoundly changed and not sure how they fit into the world anymore.
As three of these wounded warriors move forward to engage in love, life and the future, will their damaged bodies and souls get in the way... or open the door to depths they never realized they'd be capable of? When body, mind and spirit are shaken to the core, and all illusions are stripped away, will love and loyalty triumph over madness, fear and danger?
BOOK 1 - SAVING SAM
This story deals with the mental scars of war, particularly PTSD.
BOOK 2 - JUSTIFYING JACK
A tale that not only addresses the physical wounds of war, but the struggles a soldier's family faces as well.
BOOK 3 - MAKING MIKE
The romance that not only shows the emotional trauma of battle, but the strength our warriors need in order to endure. It highlights the uncrushable spirit that allows our military members to push forward, reclaiming their civilian lives.
What a great collection of novellas!
I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of stories about our wounded veterans, and the physical and invisible scars our soldiers sometimes bring home with them.
The three stories are all interwoven, though each individual tale revolves around one main soldier and how he comes to heal and to fall in love. I have to admit, I was not expecting the love / romance bits in each story and was definitely not expecting the ahem, detailed love scenes, but I ended up bawling at the end of each of the three stories because I was so happy at the happy endings. And if you know me, you know I hate to read romance, even small bits of it, so if I’m applauding this book, then you know it’s good!
I enjoyed the middle story “Justifying Jack” the most, and “Making Mike”, the last story of the collection, the least.
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