Monday, October 24, 2016
Book Review: For This We Are Soldiers
Carla Kelly is one of my favorite historical fiction writers. She has a way of weaving a story that pulls you in and doesn't let you go until the last page is turned. But even from the preface, Ms. Kelly offers an historical insight into the title at the beginning which definitely sets the tone for the book.
For This We Are Soldiers is a collection of novellas and short stories that highlight ordinary men and women who are dealing with war and its aftereffects. There were some that were sweet, like Ozzy and Suh, and some that will make you cry, like Ezra Freeman, and there are definitely some that will make you smile like Ted and Millie. But each one has that special something that makes a Carla Kelly book stand out---they are about regular men and women, just trying to find that special someone while they muddle through the trying times. Everyone can relate to it and everyone will love the journey to their happily-ever-afters. I know I did.
This is the perfect collection for when you want to have a little bite-sized romantic story with well-developed characters combined with a setting that will make you feel like you're there. You won't be disappointed!
Here's the back copy:
From master storyteller Carla Kelly comes this collection of frontier tales that take you behind typical army lines and into the hearts of ordinary men and women who perform extraordinary acts of bravery. From handsome hospital stewards and dashing soldiers to courageous children and wives who will pull at your heartstrings, there's something for everyone's fancy.
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