Friday, March 21, 2008

A Soldier's Family Book Review and Giveaway!

"A Soldier's Family" by Cheryl Wyatt
Wings of Refuge Series - Book #2
Book Review and Giveaway!


Cheryl Wyatt's closest friends would never dream the mayhem she plots during announcements at church. An RN-turned-SAHM, joyful chaos rules her home, and she delights in the stealth moments God gives her to write. She's convinced that having been born on a Naval base on Valentine's Day destined her to write military romance. She stays active in her church and in her laundry room. Both of her debut novels (Books 1 and 2 in her Wings of Refuge Series from Steeple Hill) have received Romantic Times Top Picks.
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Here's the back cover blurb and an amazon link to purchase the book:

On A Crash Course With Love
She was the woman of pararescue jumper Manny Péna's dreams. But he'd stuck his foot in his mouth the last time he met Celia Munez. Now, grounded after a parachuting accident, he was desperate to make amends with the beautiful widow. But Celia wasn't having it. The last thing she needed was another man with a dangerous job—even if he had given his life to God. Yet Manny's growing commitment to her and her troubled son began to convince her that perhaps she should take her own leap of faith.
ISBN: 037387474X
Publisher: Steeple Hill
Ordering Link: Order now!

I was fortunate to read book #1 in this series (A Soldier's Promise) and I really enjoyed it... Cheryl created a place and characters (Joel, Amber and Bradley) that were so real and down to earth. You got in their corner and rooted for them as they went to painful places and came back again and discovered joy, love and unity along the way. In book #2 we are rejoining those same people (I love it when series continue with the people we know and love!) but from the viewpoint of the best friends (Manny and Celia). Cheryl manages to keep this book so fresh and new, but familiar - I just loved it. I feel the need to point out that Joel and Manny are members of a Pararescue troop that are a brotherhood - so I am hoping that books #3, #4, #5, #10, #11... (please let it be!) will focus on other members of the troop while letting us revisit our old friends. This is a fantastic series that will uplift you and make you smile - but not without making you deal with some tough issues too... now that is a good book!

Cheryl is giving away a copy to one lucky reader so leave a comment with an e-mail address to be entered to win and tell me about someone you know that is or was a soldier for our country and what they did (they don't have to be Pararescue jumpers :-)

I'll start - my dad was a helicopter pilot in Vietnam (one of the youngest) and in Desert Storm (one of the oldest :-) and was in the National Guard for most everything in between. He won lots of medals in Vietnam, we were just happy to have him come home from Desert Storm (I was 16 and I missed him). What about you?


Karin said...

My Dad served in Korea in the infantry. Thanks for the giveaway!

Hannah said...

i'd love to win a copy of this book! on my dad's side of the family, my dad has served in the military along with his father and all my dad's uncles. hsmuda[at]gmail[dot]com

Stacey said...

My Granddad was a WWII Marine. According to my Grandma, he was in Carlson's Raiders and knew Pappy Boyington, made famous by Robert Conrad in "Baa Baa Blacksheep".


Katie said...

My dad was in the service, but luckily he was never called out to duty! I have other family members who were not as lucky however and ended up serving time in the war.

Carla said...

I served 3yrs in the airforce and met my husband will serving. My husband is currently active duty airforce, and has served 13yrs so far. :o)

~Carla (pioneerheart from PBS)

Lora Lease said...

My Grandpa, Ray Woodill, was a soldier in WWII, and is one of my biggest heroes. He won several medals, one of which was the Bronze Star for rescuing the wounded under heavy artillary, in enemy territory.

Julie Lessman said...

I LOVED a Soldier's Promise and would LOVE to win the sequeal, A Soldier's Family, so sign me up!

Thanks for the contest, Janna1 And Cheryl, keep those books coming, girl!