My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Sweet, sensitive read.
Every mother can certainly relate to Tamara Hoffa’s heroine. Charlotte Mackenzie, Charlie, is about to lose her son, Evan, to the Army. He wants to skip college and enlist instead.
The author brings us up quickly to the type of person, Charlie is. She is a widow who still thinks of her former husband, and who has not had any other man in her life since. Hoffa credits Charlie with being a beautiful read head who is a little on the shy side when it comes to men.
The author does a good job getting to the point and developing her characters. Her story is termed a lunchbox romance, meaning that the novella needs to read quickly. When Charlie meets Chief Warrant Officer, Jameson Hunter, things begin to sizzle and you want to know if and how this is going to change Charlie’s life.
Well, Hoffa’s story met my most important criterion. ‘Heart of a Soldier’ is gripping enough that you want to push through, and the story provides a sound and gentle read. It will also leave you with an upbeat and all around good feeling once you’ve closed the last page, one of the reasons I recommend this book.