Saturday, May 09, 2009

REVIEW: A Soldier's Reunion by Cheryl Wyatt

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Cheryl Wyatt and her publisher for sending me a copy of "A Soldier's Reunion" to review for them. I have always been grateful for this generosity, and I am trying to improve at being consistent in taking the time to thank these wonderfully giving individuals in a public forum. I really appreciate your time, effort and expense in making a reviewer copy available to me.

Cheryl Wyatt’s fourth installment in the Wings of Refuge Series, “A Soldier’s Reunion,” tells the story of Mandy Montgomery and her former high school sweetheart, Air Force Pararescue Jumper Nolan Briggs. They last saw each other 10 years ago, when they decided to break up their relationship so that they could both pursue their dream careers. But secrets and bad feelings may potentially come between this fledgling doctor and seasoned military hero when they are reunited in the midst of a major community tragedy. Although neither has moved on to other relationships because each has lingering feelings for the other, the stress that surfaces in Mandy after their encounter on Reunion Bridge threatens to tear these two apart for good.

Cheryl Wyatt’s writing blooms with each new effort. Each book builds upon the next to create a living, breathing community in which the reader can become invested. And although part of a series, these books can each be enjoyed independently of the others. As with other Wings of Refuge novels, the reader catches up with old friends in this book. But the major focus of this book is forgiveness and perseverance dramatized through the second-chance reunion of childhood sweethearts, the breaking down of bitter barriers and dealing with devastating illness. I can’t wait to read the rest of the team’s stories.

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