Readers, I am SO excited that Soldier of Love is releasing today! I hope you've had a chance to read some of my "Story Behind the Story" blog posts over the last couple of months...if not, just scroll down to see some of my research and thoughts behind creating this story. Although it's Book 5 in the Hometown Heroes series, you can read it as a stand-alone novel. Here are some early reviews from Goodreads readers, some of which totally brought tears to my eyes. I did not know when I started writing this book that it would become as meaningful, deep, and difficult to write, but I'm so glad readers are responding to the story of Heath and Franny:
"This is a truly well-written and heartfelt story about two emotionally scarred souls who find solace and healing in one another. Their road is not an easy one, and I appreciate the author's understanding of the long and difficult process of dealing with the effects of PTSD, something I've seen made light of in other, more poorly written and badly researched novels about wounded warriors..."
"A heartbreaking, wonderful read! PTSD is so very real for many of us, whether we or someone close to us is suffering from this disorder. Finding a way through the pain and turmoil is very difficult and finding someone who understands that can be more difficult. Franny and Heath are such deep characters and I am looking forward to reading the next Hometown Heroes."
"All the ingredients for a very readable romance. A hot ex military hero, suffering from PTSD; a ditsy, quirky heroine with issues from her past; a beautiful location; good characters; romance, some sexy scenes."
"I loved this book. Being a military wife, I can say she did an amazing job in describing a soldier and the issues they go through when they become just plain civilians and not military. I loved how both of the characters are fighting their own demons and how they gradually fall in love. Beautiful love story."
"I just loved this story. The others [in the series] are great, don't get me wrong, but this one is the best of the bunch, hands down. Hats off to you for this dramatic, compelling, and heart-rendering love story anyone can read and not want to put down."
"The healing of the characters and the love was stupendous. Allie Boniface continues to amaze me with the way she can suck me into her stories. Loved it!"
And it wouldn't be Friday without a Flash Giveaway, right? So today, in honor of my "book birthday," I'm choosing one reader at random to receive his/her choice of the following:
1. All of the Hometown Heroes books, #1 - #4, in ebook format.
2. Choice of any one Hometown Heroes print books, signed by Yours Truly (open to both US and international readers).
3. $10 gift card to Amazon
All you have to do is comment and tell me which you'd pick if you win! I hope you'll pick up a copy of Soldier of Love today. It's available at the following e-retailers, as well as in print at Amazon too. Please enjoy, and if you'd like, leave a review. Thanks and have a wonderful Friday!
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