courage and commitment

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Original Review:

Whoa. Just ... whoa.

This is an incredible story ... and it's even more incredible because great portions of it are true! Full review to come! I need paperback nowwwWWWWwww!

And another spoiler for content which I will also forget:

(view spoiler)[Super clean! Kisses, of course, but not a single one described in detail, and none just randomly for the thrill or whatever. Natural attraction between a couple, but again, super clean and tasteful. A couple mentions of girls trying to attract inappropriate attention to themselves, which was again tasteful, as well as a married woman trying to convince a married man to have an affair with her (again, tasteful). (hide spoiler)]

I can't wait to tell you more!!! I stayed up until 4:00 AM reading it, haha - I just had to finish! And now I'm going to go die!!

EDITED TO SAY: THE COVERRRRRRR I NEEEDDDDD!!!

The Official Review:

I couldn't put this book down! It was just so ... well, so amazing! I literally cannot wait for the next book the author puts out! I hope she writes another about WW2 - or something similar, at any rate. It was just. so. good.

I think the writing style was part of it. It made sense, and was a great mix of fun and emotional (e.g. my kind of story).

Another big part was the theme. It was, well, beautiful. I rarely see someone teach faith and trust (in God, in your husband, etc.) in such a clear, decisive manner - but without being too preachy. It was taught through the characters' characters, good and bad, their mannerisms, and what they did - as any good theme is! Forgiveness was also a big theme.

One of my favorite characters was definitely the hero. He was just such a great guy! A Southern American who likes to have fun, to get AWOL to meet his lady fair, etc. I LOVED his devotion to Lily ... and his steadfastness ... and basically everything about him.

I wasn't sure what to think about Lily at several points. She sometimes seemed rather selfish or petty - but I guess I wouldn't act any better if I were put through the situations she was. Probably worse, actually. ;) But in the end, I ended up liking her.

Overall, the story was well-constructed, gripping, emotional, amusing, and a fantastic look into a real-life story that was frankly amazing! I loved all the little twists and turns and the deepness of the characters' development and just ... wow. Everything. Such a good story!

Thanks for letting me read it, Leya! It was a huge blessing - and like I said, I was up until 4 AM with this book!

~Kellyn Roth, Reveries Reviews


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