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Letters to a Soldier (Rev. Clare Fergusson & Russ Van Alstyne Mysteries #6.5)

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In LETTERS TO A SOLDIER, Julia Spencer-Fleming provides new content--letters exchanged between the main characters in I Shall Not Want and One Was a Soldier. Along with the letters, there is also a special note from Julia Spencer-Fleming and a sneak peak of ONE WAS A SOLDIER.

Julia Spencer-Fleming burst onto the mystery scene with her debut, In the Bleak Midwinter, gar

ebook, 32 pages
Published March 15th 2011 by St. Martin's Press
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...I think I miss Clare and Russ, that's what I think. Reading these few letters and the first chapter of "One Was a Soldier" again has left me in a bad place. The next book about Millers Kill isn't scheduled to come out until sometime in the fall (oh please, please, please) and I'm not sure I'm up to the wait. Last week I read all of Julia Spencer-Fleming's work in progress chapters on the new book and my Russ-and-Clare addiction is now once again in full-force. I don't know what it is about th ...more
This very quick read contained letters/e-mails between people at home and on the warfront. It was really not worth the time unless you've read the other related books by this author.
I would have read an entire book like this, but this was just so goddamn short.
Thought this was an actual book, not a teaser. Oh well
I have read the entire series. The first book's title intrigued me because it is the title of one of my favorite Christmas hymns. Once I started reading, I was intrigued by the Rev. Clare Fergusson, an Episcopal priest who had also served in the army and was good at solving mysteries and putting herself in harm's way to do it. Then there was sexual tension developing with the police chief, Russ Van Alstyne - and the little town in upstate New York is a great backdrop for all the drama...these bo ...more
This was incredibly sweet and good. The detail was super--typos in the email, etc. The comment about Will's mom taking the bumper sticker out of the trash brought a lump to my throat as I pictured what preceeded that.

I just wish there had been more. Be forwarned--there are only, maybe 5 letters. The remainder is a preview of the book it supports. Yes, it was free, so it's not like I was ripped off, but these characters are so very dear I really wish there had been more.
Jan C
This was a real short (free) teaser for the new book, One Was a Soldier: A Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne Mystery.

I guess I'll have to go ahead and get the real book now. As if there was any doubt that I was going to anyway.
very, very brief collection of maybe five letters or emails exchanged between soldiers from millers kill deployed in the middle east and their family members back home. all realistically and clearly drawn, setting up the psychologies and action for book 7, One Was a Soldier.
This was a free nook book, and it was ok. I was expecting a book full of letters exchanged between people. There was a handful of letters and a preview to the book One Was a Soldier. The preview had a ton of grammar issues and typos. I wasn't impressed.
I have never read anything from this author before but she is on my list now. i really enjoyed this very short take on her novel. The detail she adds got me on page one. As someone we all know says "I'll be back."

Very interesting preview to the book. Have never read any other books in this series but it captured me anyway and made me want to read more.
Way too short- only about 5 letters. But I enjoyed a glimpse of the characters from my favorite mystery series. It was free so can't complain. :)
Kathy Thielking
If you've been following the series in order, which is the only way to read them, this book is very satisfying.
I love the very short essay. Glad it was free. Gives insight into the next book.

I've heard better stories from the military en and women I speak to daily.
Totally expected there to be more to this. But what's there is nice!
It was very, very short. I liked the letters, but wanted more.
It really answered questions in the book.
Too short and unsatisfying.
Too short, I expected more.
well written. loved it
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