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The Gates to Love and War

4.52 of 5 stars 4.52  ·  rating details  ·  25 ratings  ·  11 reviews
An emotionally charged romance suspense novel, The Gates to Love and War brings you a breathtaking story of three courageous American soldiers and their heroic service to their country, which in return leaves them each haunted by the ghost of war. Each carries with them top government secrets that cannot fall into the wrong hands. One soldier makes it his objective to get...more
Paperback, 210 pages
Published April 19th 2008 by Booksurge Publishing
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Janie Pendleton
Aug 25, 2008 Janie Pendleton rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
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May 29, 2008 Derek rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: readers who like a good, taut story
Recommended to Derek by: The author - Janie Pendleton
I made a point to set aside quality time to read this novel.
Let's start this review by saying that I didn't put the book down until I was finished. I think you'll agree that's a pretty good sign. I'm not sure how to describe what I was feeling as I read this story, except to say it ran the gauntlet of emotions. Janie Pendleton has some profound writing skills, because it was an easy read and never wavered as to the level of reality. I felt like I was right in the middle of the plot, planning and...more
Feb 28, 2009 Jacqueline rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: anyone who loves a great romance/suspense novel with a war genre
Recommended to Jacqueline by: Best friend
This is a modern day romance, mixed with adventure and suspense. It appeals to all ages, and I learned things about military conflicts, and how they affect our troops when they return home from battle. Even at my age, I found it hard to put the book down because the plot and the love story was easy to follow, and so intriguing. The description of the Montana mountains throughout was just as breathtaking. I felt as if I was in the story along with the main characters. This book follows through wi...more
Jul 15, 2008 C.B. rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Anyone, especially romance fans.
Recommended to C.B. by: C.B. Smith
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Janie Pendleton's Novel, 'The Gates to Love and War' is a must read, as it took me on an action-packed adventure that carried a rare taste of real-life human perspective, in which I saw my own war-torn thoughts reappear over and over! As a grown man in the military for over 27 years, I am not ashamed to say, and if you read this book you will understand why, that I cried and laughed with each character throughout their trecherous journey through the Montana Wilderness. This novel is filled with...more
Nov 21, 2008 Karen rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Karen by: Janie Pendleton
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I really didn't know what to expect. I thought it was well organized in a he said/she said format. This worked well for me to follow. Characters were rich and I enjoyed the sections on their respective experiences in Iraq. Gave me a whole new respect for what the troops are trying to do over there. The author paints a great visual picture with her words and I can picture the vast Montana landscape. I loved the twist at the en...more
May 24, 2008 Daniel rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Everyone
I've written several books about how people's lives are affected by actions of the military.

Janie Pendleton spent far more time in the military service than I did and her book is more spectacular, in certain ways, than either of my books.

While I wrote about what happened forty years ago, Janie writes about the present problems we are having and how this directly affects a few lives and how these lives are altered by The Gates of Love & War.

It keeps you up there right on the edge.
Andres Zoran Ivanovic
Many books at once on my table these days. This one and Ice Flotilla from Derek Hart I will take on vacation too. It starts soon.

I found similarities between both writers. Readers from non English speaking areas can understand both books easy.


Feb 28, 2009 JohnnyBoyofScots rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: everyone who loves a good taut story
Recommended to JohnnyBoyofScots by: I found it at the commissary on the base.
Brightest voice in war/romance to hit the stands in ages!

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After serving her country for twenty years, Lt. Col. Jade Pickard finds herself alone in the world after learning the last of her family has passed. Burying both her parents on their beautiful Montana ranch, Jade is forced to change positions in her military career in order to save the sprawling family farm. When a stranger hikes up her mountainous road and stops at her garden gate for directions, the two find an odd connection....more
Between a story that kept me spellbound and characters who were unlike those I've encountered in my previous reading, this novel about the costs of dedication was an eye-opening read.

Two things that would have helped me to keep a grasp on the narrative, however, would have been a tighter editing job and a more in-depth carry-through of the suspense aspects of the plot. In some of the fast-paced sections I found it challenging to keep up with the POV of the characters and it seemed like more of t...more
Janie Pendleton's love for Montana and the Big Sky country infuses this novel with an incredible setting.
The story is solid, characters are real, and the plot is exciting.
A story about the casualties of war, love, and the struggle to recover.
Surprise ending!
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