[Irene Onorato] More than a Soldier A Veterans Heart #2 [f f f Book] Kindle ePUB
SUMMARY Û PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Irene OnoratoMore than a Soldier 2017 Lyrical Shine second in the A Veteran s Heart series by Irene Onorato is a contemporary Christian omance with a good amount of suspense set in New York The novel is a standalone story even though characters from A Soldier Finds His Way do cross over into this one Rating 4 starsThe heroine Cindy Giordano has been struggling with the betrayal she experienced at the hands of her fiance and her sister To TOP IT OFF SHE HAS NOW it off she has now laid off due to being the most ecently hired employee With time on her hands she begins investigating the whereabouts of her biological brother something that she has wanted to do for a while The hero Hank Fleming is a demolitions expert Formerly a special forces soldier Hank was in an attack in Afghanistan leaving him with PTSD one eye with the other now a prosthetic and deafness in one ear However his is a ather exuberant personality ather than the brooding one that might be expected from such a hero He is exactly what Cindy needs Christian moral elementsCindy s neighbor Mrs Baker urges her to forgive her sister The Lord would want that you know This story doesn t directly preach against premarital sex but makes it clear that both the hero and heroine believe in abstaining until marriage This book also provides an excellent example of why both the male and female in a dating elationship need to agree on a philosophicalmoral level on this topic It s asking for trouble if one doesn t believe in premarital sex and the other merely acceptsrespects it How easily she d bought into his use of accepting and appreciating the fact that she didn t believe in premarital sex I feel compelled to add that even if the person accepting the others beliefs and complying with it is genuine in what he says circumstances may occur which make such acceptance insufficient A white lie wouldn t send her straight to hell would it Sigh Not only was this not addressed but I was disappointed to see this hetorical uestion in the book after salvation through Jesus is touched on No a lie doesn t send you to hell Only ejecting Jesus as savior does that I feel like this hetorical uestion muddies the waters which were previously made clearClean Yes However a former fiance previously cheated on the heroine with the a man has needs excuse and there are a couple of mentions of a pregnancy outside of marriage Later there are some things that happen that would cause me to dub this as definitely an are some things that happen that would cause me to dub this as definitely an only bookWhat I liked Cindy s and Edward s fathers both being unidentified is the eality for many foster children One of my children does not know the name of his biological father That can t feel good and it s something he will likely never know I thought this was a good bit of ealism hereI eally enjoy the apport between Hank and Cindy It s so well done and it s what kept me eagerly eading this story. There’s than one way to be a hero Former Special Forces soldier Hank Fleming is living a safe uiet life in upstate New York but there are days he isn’t sure he’s going to make it The sole survivor of a devastating grenade attack in Afghanistan he is still scarred physically and emotionally He hangs on to his ,
They freuently amused me You were looking for someone tall and sassy She just went that way What I didn t like I did not enjoy Cindy s occasional bursts of anger You ve got some nerve calling me you pig Why would I want to meet you for coffee I d ather drink poison No I don t want to see you You know what you ought to do Drop dead I don t know I don t expect my heroines to be perfect but I didn t like this even though Cindy acknowledges later that it s an issue Edward Hank and Cindy all come from families who aised foster children Apparently neither family adopted their foster children which seems extremely unlikely to me when considering the length of time the children were in their homes I m not saying all foster children are adopted but when the biological parents are out of the picture children need permanency That whole thing didn t ing true to me Later Cindy efers to her foster parents as simply her parents and yet she says that she wasn t unhappy with them and that they d loved her as their own But finding Edward would mean family a eal family like she d always dreamed of As a former foster parent with multiple adopted children I can say that I take issue with that word eal Cindy s
"Foster Family Continues To Be "family continues to be eal family There are other words to use when eferring to blood elations biological birth family blood brotherThe ending was extremely abrupt An epilogue may not have worked as there is a book three coming but than the very brief ending was surely needed I ve put A Soldier Finds His Way on my to ead list Even though there were some things that bothered me they didn t take up much eal estate in the book and I did find the story HIGHLY ENTERTAINING AND ENGROSSING I STAYED entertaining and engrossing I stayed late last night in a failed attempt to finish it and I arely do that these daysI ecommend this book to fans of contemporary Christian omance Also ecommended to fans of soldier heroes Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this book in exchange for an honest eview Received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for a fair eviewThis story was different form the ones that I ve been eading and I enjoyed it The characters are average people there s a suspense plotline with a uite typical villain #AND A GOOD CAST OF SIDE #a good cast of side The omance is a slow burn courtship and I liked the book until the final part when I felt the narrative dragged a little I also enjoyed the way friendship and familial bonds were incorporated into the storyThroughout most of the book I particularly enjoyed the hero a wounded ex veteran suffering from PTSD that nonetheless has a friendly disposition I liked the way PTSD is depicted but I would have liked to have seen it developed Hank dreads the thought of going to sleep or frightening others with his nightmares and there s a lot of anguish and anxiety affecting him Still I have my doubts about his hea. Aith and tries to keep moving forward waiting for the day that something or someone can make him feel whole againCindy Giordano is searching too for her biological family and a fresh start When her journey to find her brother Edward leads to Hank’s front door she is instantly drawn to Hank and instantly wary With.
Ling mostly through guidance and prayer from a friend minister who was his unit s medicHank s non judgmental attitude towards faith was also appealing but by the hand I thought he was somewhat inflexible with Cindy the heroine His easy going and good hud persona contrasted with that obstinacy and kind of lost some of his charm after thatI m grateful to THE PUBLISHER KENSINGTON BOOKSLYRICAL SHINE AND NETGALLEY FOR PROVIDING publisher Kensington BooksLyrical Shine and NetGalley for providing free copy From the book s description I was expecting to thoroughly enjoy this story but unfortunately that wasn t the case I found the beginning slow and Rather Stilted Particularly The stilted particularly the to God which seemed tacked on as an after thought and ather out of place I thought the middle of the story when Cindy was being stalked was fast paced and well written but found the ending too understated ather like a damp suibI eceived a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley I was not compensated for my eview and I was not euired to write a positive eview The opinion expressed here is my own Irene Onorato is a newer author for me to ead More than a Soldier is a contemporary Christian omance that deals with eal life issues of betrayal PTSD and life as a foster child is the second book by her that I have ead Both of the main characters were foster children The impact on their lives comes through in their ability to be self eliant Cindy Giordano also had a ecent betrayal which needed to be worked through Hank was a wonderful friend and later as he modeled forgiveness and perseverance after difficult life changing events I thought Cindy s anger and early avoidance of facing the betrayers showed her human side So while it is a Christian book it is not preachy showing that life is not perfect The pacing of the story is smooth but at times I wanted to happen to speed things up sort to speak Then at the end it felt ushed I wanted developed before it was over However the characters main and supporting were mostly a delight especially Hank his dog and his family along with Cindy s neighbor This writer s strength is in developing eal genuine people that seem just like the people next door For that eason alone I would ead written by her While different from but having the same ealism aspect to the story I can ecommend this book to fans of other Christian writers such as TK Chapin The publisher through Net Galley provided a copy This was the first book I have ead by this author It was #a clean omance with no gratuitous sex or foul language Hank Fleming is a former Special Ops soldier who was #clean omance with no gratuitous sex or foul language Hank Fleming is a former Special Ops soldier who was in Afghanistan His foster brother Edward was also in the service along with most of the men he knew While visiting their parents Edward s biological sister Cindy showed up looking for her biological family Cindy and Hank are immediately attracted to one another and begin to spend time together Tim. Her ex fiancé’s betrayal still fresh in her mind friendship is about all she can musterWhen shadows from Cindy’s past threaten Hank’s protective instincts shift into high gear and he ealizes everyone has their own battles to fight But the oad to healing would be much sweeter with the ight person by his sid.