Title:Soldier of Love
Author : Allie Boniface
Release date:18 Mar 2016
Rating : 4 Stars
Blurb :

Welcome back to Lindsey Point…Franny Thompson has owned a bed and breakfast in Lindsey Point for the last five years, ever since a family tragedy left her broken. Running The Hideaway has been good therapy, but this thirty-year old doesn’t have the slightest idea about dating, fashion, or men. When a lonely soldier comes to town in need of a place to live, she offers him an empty room to rent, never dreaming he’s about to change her world. Heath Garrick has spent the last 17 years as an active duty solider, but when he retires from the Army, he finds himself plagued by PTSD and no place to call home, until he moves to Lindsey Point and Franny offers him a room. Franny is quirky and naive, everything he’s never wanted in a woman – and everything he might just need.As Franny and Heath find comfort in each other’s friendship, a powerful attraction develops. But when a national magazine chooses The Hideaway for a makeover, they are thrust into the spotlight. For Franny, it’s a dream come true. For Heath, it’s the worst kind of trouble. Can two lonely souls help each other find love and hope again, or are some battle scars too deep ever to heal?

Review :

Reading “Soldier of Love” by Allie Boniface I found exactly what I expected. A wonderful and sweet small-town romance.

This book is No 5 in the “Hometown Heroes” series, but it was my first by this author, so I think it can be easily read as a standalone if you can accept some references to stories or characters of the former books.
The leading characters were wonderful and deeply developed. The author used just enough feeling to make it count and not overdo it.
The plotline has all the clichés of a small-town love story but I did not mind at all because that was just what I was looking for at that time.
I liked Franny – because no matter her background and even if she might have thought of herself as broken. She was far from it. In fact she was sweet and caring and loved by everybody.
Heath was an interesting character – during my reading journeys, I encountered many soldiers (and I admit his background was what drew me to the book). I saw several approaches of authors to tell stories about PTSD but this approach felt slightly different from others. Which made it refreshing and new to me.
Also I have to say that the author used vivid descriptions of “The Hideaway” and its surrounding, that evoked pictures in my Mind, making it so much easier to bring the story to life – while reading it.
Great Book and an Author to keep an eye on
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