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Remember Home: A Second Chance Military Romance (Healing Hearts) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B07JB6LSQ2
- Publication date : November 13, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 7106 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 162 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1730981445
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #153,642 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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What can I say except I absolutely loved this story, I laughed out loud and I shed emotional tears. The story hit closer to home than most, as the mother of a US Army soldier who deployed seven times and on top of that, he was trained to locate and disarm landmines. Memories of me sending cards, letters, and care packages and the joy of hearing his voice occasionally and thanking God for keeping my precious son safe.
The plot of the story will have a fourth-grade teacher, Lily Hogan having her class write a letter to a soldier, share it out loud with the class, and then she mailed them. When they arrived for the soldiers in Afghanistan, they were each assigned a number, and CPO John Griffin is number twenty-three, receiving a letter from Lily.
“Unknown Hero—dream of happiness, wishes—and Twinkies.”
The story is a beautiful tale of two strangers, both needing a friend, and becoming pen pals across the miles. Even when school is out for the summer, Lily writes to John, and she is wonderful about sending care packages, even items for John’s K-9 partner, Radar, and treats to be shared with the other soldiers. The only problem, it takes an average of three to four weeks for each to receive letters. Through those letters, a bond, a friendship, an idea for the future, and hope for a happily ever after is formed.
Twenty years in the military and most of that spent in hostile land will change. John has something to come home for, a girl who is the light of his life, and hope for a future that will include this beautiful lady. Lily is overwhelmed by his exuberance for wanting to be with her, and how he is prone to take things over the top. No matter what, John only has eyes for Lily, and the love is felt throughout the pages of this story.
“There was something she’d learned over the last few weeks; when it came to her, there was no stopping the man. He’d do anything for her, and it boggled her mind.”
Life is full of surprises, but also dangers, even on peaceful soil like America. The story will have several intense moments, and you can feel the fear within that danger. John isn’t just a man of talk; he is a man of action.
“I will always come to you. Lily, you are the very air I breathe and the reason I even smile in this world. You are the light, my heart, and soul—and I want you to be with me always.” –John
“God guided me to you. I love you more than I’ve ever dreamed possible.” –Lily
“She treasured his love more than anything else in the world. She was so very proud of him; how strong his internal code was, and marveled at the way he simply ticked. He was resilient, silent, tender but at the same time—he was ornery and made her laugh like no other. She adored the way he made her feel treasured above all and his simple faith that they’d been brought together by a higher power.”
Reader, have tissues ready reading this amazing heartfelt and emotional story. And when you are though, say a prayer for a United States service member.
Let's not forget Radar either. A beautiful German Shepard K-9 partner of John's. What a wonderful addition to the story. I just adored it.
This book was written in a dual POV format. It is my favorite as I get a look into the character's thoughts and emotions to completely understand that character's actions.
I highly recommend this wonderful Christian romance. It was a joy to read. I couldn't put it down until it was finished. I had a few tears at the end. It was so beautiful. What a gifted author.