Thursday, September 11, 2008

Book Review: A Soldier's Promise

A Soldier’s Promise (Wings of Refuge) by Cheryl Wyatt Love Inspired #430 – Jan 08

I held off reading this book for months. Why? Because it’s Cheryl Wyatt’s debut novel and although I only know Cheryl over the internet so far, I do enter her monthly prompt contest and try to publicize it as well. But I’d never actually read anything of hers – blog posts excluded. I’d heard and read so much about A Soldier’s Promise that I wanted to love it to. And I did.

So much that it’s #11 on my Top 10 list for 2008. Okay, I'll worry a bout my math at the end of the year.

You know how readers always say a book was so good they couldn’t put it down? Well, not only was it like that, but I also wanted to prolong it b/c I didn’t want it to end. So I took longer to finish it than I usually do. And I still loved it when I was done. A totally satisfying book.

This book is about a young cancer orphan who wants to meet a real Special Forces soldier almost as much as he wants a family of his own. Pararescue jumper Joel Montgomery parachutes down and makes the young patient’s dream come true.

But not only does Joel jump into Refuge, Illinois, he takes a lateral jump into the heart of Amber Stanton while he’s at it. I loved watching Joel and Amber fall in love. The glances, the increased heart rates, the longing to touch. Of course there was conflict – two major road blocks actually – but the story was well thought out and the conflict was believable.

I loved Cheryl’s voice. It’s fresh and unique. I’ve already started the sequel to this book and I’m enjoying it every bit as this one although it’s very, very different.


Level: Affectionate (kissing and hand holding but nothing more)

My Rating: Excellent - 5 stars (one to re-read; definitely a keeper)

Wings of Refuge series:

Book 1 - A Soldier's Promise - Joel and Amber

Book 2 - A Soldier's Family - Manny and Celia

2008 Harlequin 100,000 Book Challenge:

Total books Read: 92 Harlequin Imprint: 87 Others: 5


1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Anita Mae. I'm delighted you loved it.

    Hope you enjoy Celia's and Manny's story just as much.

    Your readership is a blessing.



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