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The Soldier's Wife

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  70 ratings  ·  14 reviews

"Promise Me You'll Help Her."
Former Union soldier Jeremiah "Jack" Murphy should never have given his word to a dying man, especially a Rebel. But now he feels honor-bound to carry the message to the man's young bride. Besides, with false charges following him, Jack needs somewhere to turn. After he fulfills his promise, perhaps the North Carolina mountains can give this w
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Published August 1st 2012 by Love Inspired Historicals
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Oh my, just wonderful. It's the kind of story that takes your insides and twists them periodically as you root for the characters and feel their emotion. I couldn't put it down. The characters are fully formed, loved them all, even the gruff old lady neighbor with a heart of gold. Terrific story!! It deserves more than 5 stars ...more
Jerry Jares
This book is about my favorite time period in American history: The Civil War. During the last days of the war, Jeremiah (Northern army) comes upon a dying soldier from the Southern side. Thomas Henry Garth begs Jeremiah to go to see his wife and tell her his dying words and give her the letters he had not been able to mail. Jeremiah doesn't know what to do but to comply with his wish. So he buries the dead man; the war soon ends and Jeremiah is free to leave.

However, Jeremiah stops off to see h
Samantha Lee
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic. Phenomenal.
Jul 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Title: The Soldier’s Wife

Author: Cheryl Reavis

Series: Love Inspired Historical

Chapters: 12 plus epilogue

Pages: 283

Genre: Christian Historical fiction Christian historical romance

Rating: 4 ½ stars

Jeremiah “Jack” Murphy made a promise to dying Rebel soldier to tell the soldier’s wife what happened to him and to take the letters that he wrote to her. After the war he travels to North Carolina to deliver the letters and the news. Even though he is running from something from his home town.
Sayer G
Janis Kay
Oct 02, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian-fic
Slowly making my way through the Harlequin pile...helping me fall asleep every night lol. This story was more on the gentle, heartwarming side -I want to say- verses something more profound/epic. Decent story regardless and it looks like there might be a sequel concerning a minor character coming up next, but don't take my word for it.

The only problem I had was that wasn't really deep, if you know what I mean. All the events were happening so fast, Jack's spiritual transition didn't seem very p
This book was much better than the usual. (And I generally enjoy the usual ones.) It's the story of two people and two young girls caught in the battle over a piece of land, and of how those people become a family. The writing was exceptional, the characters, setting and plot all above average. This book could easily be an excerpt from Christy, which I believe is the best Christian novel ever written. :) So you can tell I liked this a lot. Highly recommended to fans of historical stories as well ...more
An inspirational western written with a lovely voice. I felt connected to the H/h. In some ways it reminded me of Cold Mountain. It's easy to forget how basic life was, how little people had, and how the true value of a person was really all you had to value and hold on to. No different now, but there's so much other stuff in our modern lives, it's easy to forget or lose that knowledge. This book depicted that spartan lifestyle and the search for life's purpose very well. ...more
Lelia Silver
Feb 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My only complaint about this book is that there seemed to be a lack of interaction between the hero and heroine. I loved all the minor characters, but there seemed to be more emphasis on their roles in the story than there was on Jack and Sayer's relationship. That said, the plot was fast-paced and the characters real, and it's one I would read over and over again. ...more
Apr 12, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: overdrive
This was another story of the widow/daughter/sister trying to hold onto the farm/ranch/homestead after the father/husband/brother dies, with help from the cowboy/drifter/ranch hand/soldier. Insert evil uncle/neighbor/relative and we've read this story a hundred times.

Ms. Reavis does bring some style into the writing and I did find the book enjoyable, though predictable.
I found this book incredibly boring. It has everything I love--the time period, cabins, Civil War & even a shopping trip to the general store. I feel like it lacked on the romance part & we didn't see any until around page 150. After that the romance aspect was in bits & pieces and at the end it was soooo rushed. I never got the happy "yay!" at the end, I was just happy it was done! ...more
Aug 16, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

I was so disappointed with this book. I read another book by Cheryl Reavis and really liked it. I didn't make it a third of the way through before I couldn't stand reading it anymore. It was so choppy. I didn't like any of the characters.
Oct 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book about the end of the Civil war and how life went afterwards. Moving on after losing a spouse, others wanting to take advantage of the loss. The feelings that had to be faced after, not knowing if it was him that killed her husband or not. A well written story.

Aug 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great book. I truly enjoyed it.
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Former public health nurse, now award-winning romance novelist, Cheryl Reavis, describes herself as a "late bloomer." Her Silhouette Special Edition™, A CRIME OF THE HEART, reached millions of readers in Good Housekeeping magazine and won the Romance Writers of America's coveted RITA award the year it was published. She has also won the RITA award for her Harlequin-Silhouette nov

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