Mobi ↠ For the Love of a Soldier ✓ 311 pages è Reflectionslisburnltd

Mobi ï For the Love of a Soldier ☆ Victoria Morgan

Nd dissolute inebriate in order to forget it But Garrett has also made powerful enemies who want him deadDesperate and down to her last pound Lady Alexandra Langdon has disguised herself as a man for a place at the gaming tables But when a hard eyed handsome man wins the pot he surprises her by refusing her money Indebt Extremely well done historical that takes place in the little used periodmilieu of the Crimean War The hero is an ex lancerman who rode in the Charge of the Light Brigade and suffers from terrible PTSD He has been home from the war for about 6 months when he meets the heroine who is masuerading as a man in order to gamble for high stakes because she needs the money The weakest part of the story is the heroine's back history I felt that the reason she left home could have been stronger and her trials and tribulations during her year away could have been made of That is really the reason that this got 4 stars instead of 5 The hero's story however is very well done His background and experiences in Crimea are pretty complex and realistically portrayed There was a lot of info about the Charge of the Light Brigade that I didn't know but it wasn't a heavy handed info dump It all came out as the heroine was helping the hero deal with his PTSDThe hero was very charming and there was uite a bit of witty repartee The heroine also was a very nice person and I felt they fit together well and deserved each other There was a bit of an obvious mystery but it was pretty well handled and I felt the villain had some pretty good emotional motive going on view spoiler for a crazy person hide spoiler

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For the Love of a SoldierEd she divulges an overheard plot against his life and promises to help him find his foes for a priceBut even as Alexandra fights her growing desire to reveal herself and her heart to the determined Garrett she cannot shed the fear that the cost of her alliance with the earl may be a price too dear her own secret betray 35 stars

Victoria Morgan ☆ For the Love of a Soldier Text

Mobi ↠ For the Love of a Soldier ✓ 311 pages è Reflectionslisburnltd ì From an enthralling new voice in historical romance comes a heartfelt tale of love deception and redemption in the face of mortal dangerCaptain Garrett Sinclair the Earl of Kendall has returned to England a changed From an enthralling new voice in historical romance comes a heartfelt tale of love deception and redemption in the face of mortal dangerCaptain Garrett Sinclair the Earl of Kendall has returned to England a changed man As a survivor of the legendary Charge of the Light Brigade he has spent months as a remorseless rake a WARNING includes some spoilersIn my experience reading historical romance they fall into three categories One is the wallpaper historical which is not concerned with fact or accuracy The time period is merely to establish some texture in the storyline The second type pays attention to detail the clothing language and setting have been researched the historical backdrop is part of the fabric of the novel The third type is most interesting to me since I started reading historical fiction as a young girl The history is integral to the book The characters are real and imagined intertwined within the narrative History comes alive We go back in time and get to experience something outside of our own personal realityI love them all Silly historicals like Noble Intentions by Katie MacAlister elegant and refined novels such as Stephanie Laurens's books and those by Mary Balogh And every once in a while we get something extraordinary Something that teaches us about a different time period but at the same time satisfies our craving for romance and happy endingsFor The Love of a Soldier manages to do it all This book is an absolute gem Morgan's story has combined complex characters a satisfying love story and a fascinating examination of the Battle of Balaclava and its devastating conseuences for the soldiers who survived Many historical romances have heroes who have been traumatized by war but usually the reality of battle is glossed over and sacrificed for a romantic storyline Not in this case Morgan makes the stark horror of the war very real by the post traumatic stress experienced by her hero and by the crippled soldiers who return home to povertyThere is a stunning scene in this story that made me cry repeatedly The hero finally confides to the heroine about his experience with the battle made famous by the Tennyson poem The Charge of the Light Brigade It is emotional horrifying and cleansing for Garrett Alex handles the moment perfectly and it becomes a turning point for Garrett's healing Bravo to Victoria Morgan for bringing this fascinating bit of history to life and seamlessly weaving it into her storylineBut there is than history here There is charming and sexy banter There are wonderful secondary characters who are clamoring for a story There are laugh out loud funny moments to balance the serious tone in other sections The mystery propels the plot along but it is not the primary focus of this book The primary focus is the characters and their believable love story I fell madly in love with Garrett uite simply he is a good man A thoughtful man A man who does the right thing by his friends the soldiers who counted on him by a stranger who has lost everything in a card game And eventually the woman he lovesAlexandra is also a true hero She is loyal to those who have earned her trust And she reaches out to this man despite his bad reputation because she believes in her heart it's the right thing to doAnd the icing on the historical romance cake is that this novel is beautifully and intelligently written Morgan's voice is perfect for this genre She has just the right balance of history romance and intelligent proseIf I had to choose one area to nitpick I would say that the love scenes were a bit too long I like them short and sweet but that's just meI cannot recommend this book highly enough for those who love romances that weave real history with a satisfying love story and a blissful HEA For The Love of a Soldier is a remarkable debut novelGrade A