Review Tour & Giveaway: A Soldier’s Wish by N.R. Walker

 

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Length: 55,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Meredith Russell



The Christmas Angel Series

Christmas Angel – Eli Easton – Amazon US | Amazon UK
Summerfield’s Angel – Kim Fielding – Amazon US | Amazon UK
The Magician’s Angel – Jordan L. Hawk – Amazon US | Amazon UK
Christmas Homecoming – L.A. Witt – Amazon US | Amazon UK
Shrewd Angel – Anyta Sunday – Amazon US | Amazon UK
Christmas Prince – RJ Scott- Amazon US | Amazon UK


 

The Christmas Angel Series

In 1750, a master woodcarver poured all his unrequited love, passion, and longing into his masterpiece—a gorgeous Christmas angel for his beloved’s tree. When the man he loved tossed the angel away without a second thought, a miracle happened. The angel was found by another who brought the woodcarver True Love.

Since then, the angel has been passed down, sold, lost and found, but its magic remains. Read the romances inspired by (and perhaps nudged along by) the Christmas angel through the years. Whether it’s 1700s England (Eli Easton’s Christmas Angel), the 1880’s New York (Kim Fielding’s Summerfield’s Angel), the turn-of-the-century (Jordan L. Hawk’s Magician’s Angel), World War II (L.A. Witt’s Christmas Homecoming), Vietnam-era (N.R. Walker’s Soldier’s Wish), the 1990’s (Anyta Sunday’s Shrewd Angel), or 2018 (RJ Scott’s Christmas Prince), the Christmas angel has a way of landing on the trees of lonely men who need its blessing for a very Merry Christmas and forever HEA.


Blurb


The year is 1969…

Gary Fairchild is proud to be a hippie college student, and he protests the Vietnam War because he believes in love and peace. To him, it isn’t just a counterculture movement—it’s a way of life. When tickets to the Aquarium Exposition—3 Days of Peace & Music, or Woodstock, as it was better known, go on sale, there’s no way he isn’t going.


Richard Ronsman is a sheltered farm boy who lives in the shadow of his overbearing father. He’s hidden his darkest secret to earn his father’s love, but nothing is ever good enough—not even volunteering for the Vietnam War. And with just a few days left before he’s deployed, he’s invited by a striking hippie to join him at a music festival.

Three days of music, drugs, rain, mud, and love forged a bond between these two very different men that would shape the rest of their lives. They share dreams and fears, and when Richard is shipped off to war, they share letters and love. For Richard’s first Christmas home, he is gifted a special angel ornament that just might make a soldier’s wish come true.

This story is one of seven stories which can all be read and enjoyed in any order.


My Review:

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

*I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review*

This was my first book by the author, and even though I have pretty much only heard good things, I had no idea what to expect from the book. I must admit that I don’t know much about Vietnam war, but the book was breaking my heart.

The two guys meet in a diner, accidentally, and Gary decided to invite Richard to go with them to Woodstock since they have a ticket left. Richard, for the first time in his life probably, does something impulsive. After all, he has three days before he goes to war, right? The connection made between Gary and Richard in those three free days, days of love, of peace, of drugs…It was amazing, and knowing that Richard was going to war was breaking my heart. We all know no one gets from the war the same.

The second part of the book is told in letters. Gary and Richard send letters to each other, to the other side of the globe. It’s increasingly heartbreaking to read Richard’s war stories.

In the third part, the guys are reunited. Richard returns to live a normal life, or as close to it as he can – he cannot be the same guy he was before the war, and neither is Gary. Nor the world. Unlike other wars, this one was not popular, and the public is against the veterans.

And the last part, that was heartbreaking and surprising. To avoid going to war – chosen by the birthday numbers, and Gary’s comes up – the guys decide to do a drastic thing. But besides that, they both find ways to help veterans, especially Richard, as he knew what they experience and the consequences, physical and mental.

All I can say is that the book is amazing, and that it breaks your heart, but it is also extremely realistic and well written – it transports you to the era and the feelings both of the situation at ‘home’ and the situation in Vietnam.



Author Bio

N.R. Walker is an Australian author, who loves her genre of gay romance. She loves writing and spends far too much time doing it, but wouldn’t have it any other way.

She is many things; a mother, a wife, a sister, a writer. She has pretty, pretty boys who she gives them life with words.

She likes it when they do dirty, dirty things…but likes it even more when they fall in love. She used to think having people in her head talking to her was weird, until one day she happened across other writers who told her it was normal.

She’s been writing ever since…

 

 


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