Friday, October 14, 2016
Blog Tour: For This We Are Soliders by Carla Kelly
From master storyteller Carla Kelly comes this collection of frontier tales that take you behind typical army lines and into the hearts of ordinary men and women who perform extraordinary acts of bravery. From handsome hospital stewards and dashing soldiers to courageous children and wives who will pull at your heartstrings, there's something for everyone's fancy.
This is a collection of short stories about life as a soldier, or a woman working with soldiers on the frontier. The first story about a wife learning how to make do in Fort Laramie while her husband is away for several months drew me in. I marveled at her sense of humor in a tough situation. Later on in the book, the story about Mary Murphy broke my heart and had me wanting much more from that story. That's the thing with collections of short stories - there's just not enough room for much detail. Some of these stories I would have liked to delve in to more, to come to know the characters and their circumstances better.
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Title: For This We Are Soldiers
Author: Carla Kelly
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc.
Published: October 2016
Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Purchase: Amazon Deseret Book