Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Complexity of a Soldier
By Michelle Bellon

No one knows the heart and mind of a soldier.  Every day they must face scenarios and life choices that most of us will never even imagine.  When Rory Nichols joins the Army, this hard lesson hits hard and fast.  After 9/11, he is deployed to Iraq.  He and his wife, Emily, face sacrifice and strife which they fear their young marriage may not survive.  Pushed to his limits, Rory begins to ask questions.  Then one day, he receives a fateful phone call relaying the most wicked of betrayals.  He rushes home to face an enemy he had not predicted.  In this penultimate moment he will right a wrong and stand for what he believes in at all costs; making a statement to his country, to his family, and to all victims of this seething crime.

It is a story of life, love, and rising above the acts of war and abuse.

~My thoughts~  I read this book in a little over one sitting.  It spoke volumes to me and I did not want to put it down.  Being in a relationship with a man in the military, the title of the book caught my attention.  However, the characters in the book and the story they had to tell kept me enthralled right from the beginning.

This book takes us into the life of one soldier and his family and friends.  It is at times heartwarming and then heartwrenching, as only life can be.  I give this book an A++ rating and look forward to reading more of Ms. Bellon's work.


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