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The American Lieutenant

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  8 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Lieutenant Garrett Harkins, a US paratrooper stationed in Wiltshire, England during World War 2, leads his platoon through the largest airborne operations of the war: Normandy, Netherlands, and Belgium. Between campaigns, Garrett defies orders when he pursues a forbidden romance with Sophia, a young British heiress. While deployed and fighting in Europe, Garrett struggles ...more
Hardcover, 348 pages
Published February 17th 2014 by Authorhouse
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Aug 09, 2015 Will rated it it was amazing
Decent job on timeline of WW2 operations. I liked how the relationships between the soldiers were a relevant part of the story.
Aug 28, 2015 Mara rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed this book. I could almost picture a Downton Abbey type setting with the influx of GIs stationed on the grounds of the estate.

I’ve seen so many WW2 movies that focus on the war and atrocities, this would make a refreshing take on the war from the perspective of citizens and the American GIs that were stationed in UK at the time, preparing for Operation Overlord. Of course there were sections of the book devoted to war.

At times the subplot involving a couple of the minor characters was a
Jul 26, 2016 Julia rated it it was ok
A few things. First of all, poorly researched. After the Normandy the men could go on leave to Paris? Fascinating, considering the Germans still controlled Paris at the time- shouldn't the author have at least googled a timeline of WWII?

Also, I should have realized from the book description that Sophia would literally have nothing else going on in her life except freaking out over 2 men...

If you are looking for a brainless romance then this is probably for you. (Think the book equivalent of a r
Jul 16, 2016 Ellie rated it really liked it
Really, really liked the story, the drama part. It was easy to get caught up in. Admittedly, I skipped over some of the war scenes. But the story part? I didn't want it to end.
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Aug 09, 2015 Kevin Callaghan rated it it was amazing
Quick, enjoyable read. The WW2 history timeline is fairly accurate. My wife is reading it now, she really likes it too.
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