Soldier on Her Doorstep (Harlequin Romance (Heroes Come Home #1)
Soldier Alex Dane promised his dying comrade he'd make sure his wife and daughter were okay, and so he finds himself on a doorstep with his heart in his mouth.
Lisa Kennedy loved her husband, but she must focus on her daughter, Lilly, who hasn't spoken since her daddy's death. Still, the least she can do is offer this battle-weary hero a place to rest.
When Lilly's little ha...more
I put it down around the 100 page count and stepped away for a coup ...more
Alex Dane has come to Alaska to give the widow of a fellow soldier the personal belongings of her late husband. William saved Alex and in the process died himself. His entire life, Alex has felt unworthy and guilty and his friend's sacrifice makes it all the more so.
Lisa Kennedy just lost her husband, William, some months ago and still has to deal with her grief and that of her little daughter, Lill ...more
Alex promised his frien ...more
Soldier on Her Doorstep tells the story of the journey taken by a soldier who suffers from survivor's guilt, and how a man who has been a loner for most of his life suddenly finds himself feeling a wealth of emotions towards the widow of the man who took a bullet for him and died in his place. And how in the end he finds love, peace and happiness in the most unlikely of places.
When Alex Dane drives up to Brownswood Alaska, his only intention is to deliver a ...more
Physically Alex is the strong one, and you'd think that the book would be about him helping her to heal, but in reality, he is the one who needs the most healing and I enjoyed seeing him blossom with love. I loved the way people gave her permission to move on ...more
Lisa lost her husband months ago but when she see's this solider on her doorstep she feels h ...more
The premise was interesting and the characters fairly well done, including the child. However, the writing was somewhat jarring at times. Mixed with some decent prose describing the Alaskan scenery were too many metaphors and similes. The author also rarely used common words and phrases to describe things, using lots of "high impact" words instead. People didn't feel relief, relief hit them or washed over them. Example:
"The smell of food hit Lisa's nostrils and made her ...more
Alex Dane held his dying friend in his arms as he made him a promise. To find his wife and deliver a message that he wants her to be happy. Simple. Or not. For Alex life has always been difficult, but he's faced it. But looking into the eyes of his friend's wife may be more than this soldier can bear.
One look into the haunted, brown eyes of Alex Dane and Lisa knows she can't just let him walk away. She's been a soldier's wife and now his widow. She knows hurting when she sees it.
Soldier on ...more
Are you tired of reading about snippy heroines? You know… the ones who ar ...more
I appreciated the way SL had Lisa ready to move on past widowhood and the way in which the author presented Alex's battles for all to see. Thou shalt not covet is always a tough one to do justice to, imho. Alex tried hard not to but anyone could see he definitely ...more
He’s a soldier who has come to bring her dead husband’s effects. She asks him in and later invites him to dinner…
With so many wars going on in the world today, this story theme is very relevant. This is a story of love and loss and coming to terms with life today. Ms. Lane has written a tastefully done story about a wounded warrior, Alex, who has learned to isolate himself and hold all emotion within. He’s made himself a life in the s ...more
Lisa Kennedy is a young widow living in Alaska with her daughter Lilly. Her husband, William, who was stationed overseas in the Army, had died eight months earlier. One day her life is changed forever by a knock on her door. Alex Dane, who served with Lisa’s husband, is there to fulfill a promise to William to check on his wife and daughter and to give Lisa a few of his personal effects. Alex is very quiet and is determined to drop off the items and l ...more
While overseas, William's team was assigned to a mission. While making their way back from their assignment, they came under fire by a sniper. William sacrificed his life, saving one of his men's. His dying words requested that th ...more
Date reviewed: 6 May 2011
Review link: http://mykindaland.com/?p=237
Soldier on her Doorstep by Soraya Lane is very thought provoking, heartwarming and inspiring. It captures me the moment I flipped through the pages. While the plot is rather complex for me to grasps in the beginning, but I’ve develop a certain kind of liking towards this story.
If you’re sick and tired of all the typical harlequin plot, then you might want to try this book. You may f ...more
Lane did an exceptional job bringing the reality of loss to the written page. It is said that everyone copes with loss in a different way, and Lane truly brought that to life with the Kennedy Family. Each member is affected by the loss of William differently, and while one member maybe ready to “move on” for lack of a better word, not everyone feels the same way.
“Solider on Her ...more
Cute little story, but very simplistically written. I don't read enough of these Harlequin romances to know if they are all that way for some reason, but it just wasn't very sophisticated writing. If you like a whole book where the same thing (misplaced guilt and angst) is repeated over and over, then this is for you.
It was one of those books where I didn't find myself completely enthralled in it. I found myself reading through certain parts extremely fast to get to the better ones.
Soraya Lane's first U.S. book is quite thought provoking. A few times in this book, I was thinking "Hmmm...Would I react the same? How would I feel?" The answer was, I'm not sure.
Soraya loves spending her days thinking up characters for books, and her home is a constant source of inspiration. She lives with her own real life her ...more