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Letters to her Soldier

3.65  ·  Rating Details ·  481 Ratings  ·  45 Reviews
Can you fall in love with someone through their letters?

Bianca Gardiner’s best friend Greta asks her to write a letter to her brother on the front line, she just never expected a response. Yet Caleb asks for more. Bianca uses the letters as a confession each week, pouring out her soul and divulging information she normally wouldn’t share with anyone.

Warrant Officer, Caleb
Published May 16th 2013 by Smashwords (first published May 15th 2013)
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May 17, 2013 B.E.Love rated it really liked it
This was a great short story that I wish was longer. It's a great story about Bianca and Caleb. Caleb is away at war and having a hard time so his sister asks Bianca her best friend to write him ,so she does and they have written each other for years. And through those letters Caleb has fallen in Love with Bianca. Bianca has always loved Caleb since she was a young girl spending time with his sister her best friend and his family. She's been able to tell him things in her letters she has never ...more
May 16, 2013 Nancy rated it really liked it
Shelves: military
This short story is great. It left me wanting a story for Caleb's brother, one for his sister and then one for Mathew, another for Samson...I'm not trying to be greedy...I just want to read more books by Hazel :)

Despite the letters to each other for the last six years, there is a lack of communication between these two wonderful people. With help from Caleb's sister they get the opportunity to give themselves the time they need...which isn't that long really, after all they have know
Curse of the Bibliophile
Jul 28, 2013 Curse of the Bibliophile rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tbr
Falling in love with a soldier has never been so sweet!
This was a well paced story that really puts you on a roller coaster ride of emotions. The setting was perfect and with a little help from friends and family love was finally able to bloom for this amazing couple. I loved Greta and the rest of the family and hope to read more about all of them in future books!
Bianca was a sweet and beautiful woman who has been in love with Caleb for a long time. Despite confiding in him through letters and f
Oct 07, 2013 Marie rated it liked it
Shelves: giveaways
I received this a copy of this book from an author giveaway.

In Love with her Best Friend's Older Brother
It was a slow start. I know many plus size heroines feel bad about themselves and are down on themselves but the excuses she came up with why he would want her felt appalling and her accepting that it was ok for him to "use her" was just unacceptable. They jumped right into the sex despite the fact that neither of them seemed ready. She's supposed to be seeing the doctor at the hospital and he
Jul 23, 2013 Leary rated it it was ok
Shelves: lendable
I liked it - it had great promise. The story line was great but I felt like the story was WAY too short. I think we should have been given so much more of a story - everything seemed so rushed, we missed all the good stuff that happens up until they finally get together. How about starting with the years where she followed him around and go to when she was older and he left for the army and then go through the years of the letters and her conflicting emotions when she realizes he's just a dream ...more
May 20, 2013 Nichole rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: soldier lovers, rubenseque readers
The story of Bianca and Caleb grabbed at me first because the heroine was plus-sized, second the sexy soldier, and lastly, the art of writing letters. Such a lost art form, that I loved to do but the internet and e-mail make it too easy. There is something about holding a letter that someone wrote in your hads that make it more personally and that is what Bianca is doing for Caleb. While he is bravely serving our country, Bianca starts to write him as a favor to her best friend and his sister ...more
Amanda Sheila
3,5 stars, good but it's not really my favorite.

Because I don't really feel the chemistry between the characters. You see, Bianca's been sending letters to her best friend's older brother, Caleb, when he's in his deployment with the army. I actually enjoyed the plot, but what I don't really agree is that Caleb is treating Bianca like she's his girlfriend while there's nothing romantic in their letters. Worse, Bianca went along with it. I mean, I get it. You've been crushing your bestie's brothe
Jessica Hale
May 28, 2013 Jessica Hale rated it it was amazing
A great short story, Bianca is a sweet and giving person but doesn't realise how attractive she is or if she'll ever get her man that she loves cause she thinks he is out of her reach, that he is a fantasy that will never become real. Caleb has just returned from war and wanting to win his women who he feel in love with through her letters to him that kept him sane. Bianca has trouble believing she could be wanted by her dream man while Caleb knows what he wants but needs to show Bianca he is ...more
The TBR Pile *Book review site*

I very much enjoyed this short story. I'm always so impressed when an author can cram well developed characters, a satisfying romance, some heavy steam between the sheets, all with some drama , in such a short story. This book has all the elements you'd find in a full length novel but never felt rushed. You get a back story of how these characters knew each other in their childhood, who they are today, and the beautiful letters that brought them together.
May 17, 2013 Lisa rated it it was amazing
After I bought my first Hazel Gower book, "Ours" I became an instant fan. Letters to her Soldier was a sexy, short read, perfect for when you have an hour or two and just want to squeeze in some hot romance. Caleb and Bianca's story starts off with him coming back home. After five years of letters back and forth between each other, Caleb knows what he wants...and it's Bianca.
I really liked how they both had such strong feelings for each other that developed over the five year period, leaving th
Jun 09, 2013 Hannah rated it really liked it
The story line was short and sweet and it moved very quickly. Basically Caleb fell in love with his sister's best friend through letters that Bianca wrote him while he was off at war. But whenever Caleb would come home on R&R Bianca would go MIA for the whole duration of his stay until he went back. This time Bianca can't run and Caleb and his sister put into play to make sure he can get her this time and she can't run. Caleb has been in love with Bianca for about 15 years and now its time ...more
Jun 07, 2013 Jessica rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this story. The premise was beautiful. In a time when our military is shipped out for months and years to battle, it is very realistic that two individuals could easily fall in love via letters. In this story, the characters already knew each other, but those letters are what bonded them... and beautifully so!

Jan 09, 2015 Rochelle rated it it was amazing
-SWOONS- Who doesn't love a man in uniform? This book hold a special place in my heart because of how they fell in love and also because dedicated Caleb was to make Bianca his when he came back home. This was just the perfect love story.
May 16, 2013 Rhonda rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed Letters to her Soldier my only complaint is that it was too short. I wish it were a longer book and that it had an epilouge that showed how this couple fared 1 to 2 years down the road.
May 24, 2013 Darcy rated it liked it
I found this book to be sweet. I liked how Caleb was finally ready to stake his claim, but did think that things went a little too fast. I also loved how Greta was in on things. The family surprise party was funny, especially with Caleb's mothers actions.
Nov 22, 2013 Rochelle rated it it was amazing
Loved it, it was a really sweet story!!!
Shadi ***save your ratings use disclaimers**
solid and good short story but loses a lot of points for how short it is compared to the cost.
Janet Juengling-Snell
Aug 15, 2013 Janet Juengling-Snell rated it really liked it
I LOVED this short story. I can see myself reading it again and again.
Lit Reader
Nov 23, 2016 Lit Reader rated it liked it
I like this author's style of writing, it is fun and compelling, and her novellas are a delight to read, always in a sweet, steamy and light-hearted note.
This book was hopeful and with a kind of deeper insta-love which is quite satisfying to read.
Wendy Ann
Reviewed for Hearts On Fire Reviews - 3 stars

I admit to having a strong affinity for military characters in romance books, so I was very drawn in by the blurb for this story. I believe that two people under these circumstances could form a very powerful connection. Bianca’s letters to Caleb helped to keep him sane and provide hope in the face of unimaginable conditions, and they also provided an outlet for Bianca to share her daily life experiences in a way that was less intimidating than face-t
Aug 22, 2015 Jessica rated it did not like it
Boring. That's all I can say about this book. I liked the idea of it and was really looking forward to reading it but it didn't work. It was just too short and way too fast. Everything was just kinda thrown together and wrapped up too quickly. Didn't feel any connection with the characters, they all seemed fake. The DAY he gets back from Iraq he kisses her, seduces her, and the next day asks her to marry him. A book of this storyline needs to be longer if I'm to take it seriously. I honestly am ...more
Nov 14, 2014 Ansu rated it liked it
The theme of older best friend's brother is what attracted me to this one. The issue of a BBW with self esteem issues is what I didn't like about this book. The story line was too short, it was moving at warp speed. I would have liked a little more detail to their relationship and a build up to this new phase of their relationship. Also Bianca was supposedly seeing a doctor whom she was wanting to marry and then boom!! she is in bed with Caleb withing 2 hours of meeting him. I liked the ...more
Jan 30, 2015 Asoll rated it it was amazing
oh heaven and hell... what a wonderful story. i wish my Peter would be more like Caleb. he was gone to war... he already liked, no loved his sisters best friend Bianca. calebs sister Greta convinces Bianca to write his brother.. and he falls hard...he wants her....but everytime he is on leave...she avoids him... . but caleb wouldnt be Caleb if he wouldnt go after what he wants.... can he convince 10 years younger (thats the same between Peter and me lol) Bianca? or not? there is also another guy ...more
Sandra Martin
May 07, 2015 Sandra Martin rated it really liked it
This is a feel good book. Caleb is in the army serving in Afghanistan and his going through a hard time. His sister Greta convinces her best friend Bianca to write to him while away. Bianca has had a childhood crush on Caleb for years and starts to write to him when she was turning 18 which resulted in Caleb falling in love with her over the years of receiving her letters.
This is a short read but a good read
Tonda Stockwell
I didn't realize it was going to be such a quick read, and to be honest I was hoping there would be more letters rather than the whole book lasting all of a week where the two people did nothing but have sex, but for such a short little read it was sweet. Not what I was looking for, but sweet nonetheless.
Jessica Gomez
Jun 19, 2016 Jessica Gomez rated it liked it
I'm a sucker for a feel good romance. I loved the premise of this story. Hot alpha male soldiers, finally really seeing what was in front of him the whole time. I loved the female character's. Self perceived flaws. Which basically is every human woman's issues. I loved that she overcame her own doubts and took the plunge.
Jan 09, 2015 Beverly rated it it was amazing
I loved this book its the first book of Hazel's I read and its one i pickup and reread when I need a special pick me up.Caleb and Bianca I just love them. Their story I can relate to a lot she reminds me of me and Caleb reminds me of my better half and the struggles we faced just an all around awesome book.
Melissa Carnahan
Feb 28, 2016 Melissa Carnahan rated it liked it
The premise to this book was alittle different. While you get what you expect from a Hazel Gower book, you get so much more. Bianca writes to her soldier and even though they have known each other forever it's through the letters that they fall in love. What happens next lets them know if the feelings developed through letters is strong enough for a real relationship.
Amy Braden

This is my first book by this author and while the idea had promise the story was too disjointed and jumped around. They jumped into bed together too quickly and without showing the connection between the characters. Very disappointing and short considering the cost.
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