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Hallowed Ground

(Flight & Glory #4)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  2,852 ratings  ·  407 reviews
There are some debts you can’t repay.

Josh Walker is loyal, reckless, and every girl’s dream. But he only has eyes for December Howard, the girl he's craved since his high school hockey days. Together they have survived grief, the military, distance, and time as they’ve fought for stolen weekends between his post at Ft. Rucker and her college at Vanderbilt. Now that Josh is
Kindle Edition, 410 pages
Published January 25th 2016 by Entangled: Embrace
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practical_dreamer it's a continuation of Josh and Ember story :)

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Jennifer Kyle
Sep 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 ~ 4.25 STARS

”How do we build a future if we don’t agree on one?”


I expected and/or wished that this story included all POVS of the couples of this series. Especially at the time of the “big tragic scene” I think that would have been chilling and unforgettable. I liked that the story centered-around Josh and Ember but at times it felt monotonous being in Josh’s head. Josh and Ember's relationship was tested and shaken.

”We stood on the edge of something I couldn’t fathom, and I had no clu

The conclusion of the Flight & Glory series, takes us back to Josh and Ember from Full Measures. These two have been through a lot, and after 2 years together, battling distance, and Josh's military career, it seems Josh and Ember are finally on the same page, moving forward, and in together. Josh is now a medevac pilot, and graduation is around the corner for Ember.


But it's not all smooth sailing. Military life is not easy, and when Josh is deployed, Ember is reminded of some harsh realities.
Jan 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I fell into this series on accident, but from the first book I read I have been hooked. I love this group of pilots and their girls. This is one of those series I am always happy to read more of, but I won’t lie anytime an author creates another book for a couple that is already happy in my mind I get scared. See we first met Josh and Ember in Full Measure and I immediately fell in love with Josh.

Josh and Ember went to high school together. But Josh was the older, hot bad boy and Ember was the q
5 Emotional Stars.

This book follows the story of Josh and Ember two years after the beginning of their relationship.
Flight school is over, their long-distance relationship is over and they are now living together and getting ready for Josh’s second deployment in Afghanistan.
But war changes people, not only the ones that go but also those who stay. And when war breaks you from the inside, could you fall in love with the pieces all over again?


Full measures is still one of my favorites books, s
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
Jan 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favs
Good lord. This book. Ohmigod.

Keeping this short
My Ember:
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My Josh:
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Now, this story is a continuation of this entire series but is solely Josh & Embers story.
Time and time again I was like:
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Then it seemed I immediately went into feeling:
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Then instantly I was like:
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My heart broke, literally broke for this couple. God the struggles they had, the heartbreak, the tragedy. Ughhhhh it just wouldn't stop. My heart hurt yet at the end my heart completely melted for this couple. I hated
Claire Robinson
Dec 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 - Live well. Love hard. Stars!

Josh and Embers story continues in Hallowed Ground, the fourth book in Rebecca Yarros’ Flight & Glory series. This is a couple I have a massive soft spot for as the story of their meeting and everything that happened after in Full Measures was probably one of my most emotional and enjoyable reads of 2014.

I will be honest and say I was a little nervous to start this one, having such strong emotions about Josh and Ember, means I really wanted the continuation of the
5+++ stars

Hallowed Ground was such an emotional, heartfelt and memorable read.
I laugh, I cried, I swooned, then sobbed and cried some more, sooooo many feels!


Review to come, I need time to let all the feels settle.

*My review, posted Jan 24th, 2015**

OK, I've had a few weeks now to sort out my feelings and I can honestly say that everytime I think about Hallowed Ground I still get choked up.
So time has taken nothing away from what I first felt after I finished Hallowed Ground.

I've been
Wow! This was fantastic! Josh and December are one of my very favorite book couples ever and I honestly was really nervous when I saw this book was coming out. I was worried that there would be stupid and unnecessary drama because I was happy with how Full Measures ended and I couldn't imagine how their story could continue. I was wrong - there was no silly drama and there was a lot more to Ember and Josh's story that needed to be told. This was angsty, emotional, heart breaking, romantic, sweet ...more
Wil Loves Books!
Oct 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, favorites
5 Big “You Own My Soul” Stars

I might be a little all over the place with this review so bear with me. There is so much I want to say about this book, about this series, about these characters and about this author that I truly don’t know where to begin. This is half a review and half an ode to the Flight and Glory Series and Rebecca Yarros.

Rebecca Yarros writing is so beautiful, and so raw and so real. There’s no way you can read one of her books and not by affected by the writing. Rebecca is on
Megan  ~The Never Ending Book Basket
Hallowed Ground by Rebecca Yarros is one of the most deeply emotional, phenomenally written, and utterly enrapturing books that I have ever read. As I sit here writing this review, I’m not sure if I’ll even come close to capturing what it was like to read this incredibly written book, what it was like to experience it’s varied and superbly captured emotion and feeling, or what it was like to read Josh and Ember’s unforgettable, all-feeling, and breathtakingly beautiful love story. I probably won ...more
Kelli C
Dec 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Josh Walker...the first and the best of Yarros's Flyboys! He fell hard and fast for December. He put her her back together when her father lost his life...a casualty of an ugly war. On the ice and in her head he healed her heart and made her strong. So strong...she chose to love a soldier. Knowing the consequences and accepting his life she stands tall and proud. Now it will be her turn to put the pieces of a heart back together when once again war rips the best of lives apart. Friendships willl ...more
1-Click Addict Support Group
Jan 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The last book in the Flight & Glory series, Hallowed Ground takes us back to Josh and Ember, who we first met in Full Measures. These two have been through a lot in the two years since they first got together—and now they’re beyond excited to finally have the chance to experience their relationship in the same state, under the same roof, like a “normal” couple.

Only, the course of true love never did run smooth for these two, and their plans for a “normal” relationship are yanked out from under t
Yomi M.
Nov 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
I will post something later when I fully process what I just read.
Sep 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC copy provided by Entangled Publishing and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Hallowed Ground is the conclusion of the Flight & Glory series, and could not have been better! I looked forward this book, I was afraid it wouldn't to fulfill my expectations, but instead, exceeded all of them.
We meet with Ember and Josh again, main characters of the story that we knew in the first book, but this time, the book is told from two points of view, which I thought was great, becaus
5+ Phenomenal Stars

ARC received from the author in exchange for an honest review

WOW, what an absolutely phenomenal and very emotional read this was. I wasn't sure what to expect going in as Full Measures is definitely one of my all time top reads. That book WOW'd me, totally blew me away with the emotion and the story, and even though I enjoyed Eyes Turned Skyward and Beyond what is Given but they just didn't have the punch and emotion that Full Measures did. Well Hallowed Ground truly brought b
Annie's reading corner
I received an ARC copy provided by Entangled Publishing and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
4.75 stars
I love Rebecca Yarros books. They are amazing, and Hallowed Ground isn’t the exception. It’s not simply a story about love or war, it’s a story about how war affects that love, affects your life, your significant other, your future, your entire existence. It wasn’t what I expected, it was so much more. It has moments that are so full of raw emotions and it’s so beautifully well writt
Britt Marczak

This book wrung every emotion out of me until I was left feeling raw, but the absolute love shining from Josh and Ember (and the rest of the characters, too) put me back together by the end of the book.

It's no secret that I have a loyal, undying love for this series, and the author. But when I tell you that you should run, not walk, to read the entire Flight & Glory series, I mean it. The world feels very real, the characters like people I've known for years, and their emotions are like my own.
Before I read this I need tons of spoilers. This couple had their HEA in the 1st book. It doesn't sit well with me when more drama is created just to make another book. I really hate when a HEA is messed up with. So I will investigate much, much more

And here it's my answer. Skipping it. Like I said, unnecessary drama for a couple who already had their hea. This thing of "this book is needed to end the series" doesn't attract me. Actually it has the contrary effect: it repels me.
Cocktails and Books
Lord! Rebecca Yarros knows how to put a reader through the emotional wringer! If I thought Josh and Ember's story tore me apart before, it was nothing compared to this continuation. For someone who has no knowledge of what a military deployment feels like, Rebecca Yarros had me standing in Ember's shoes, feeling every emotion that came out of her as she dealt with Josh's chosen career and what that meant for their relationship. It was heartbreaking, gut-wrenching, frustrating and ultimately sati ...more
Dec 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Hallowed Ground is the fourth book in the Flight and Glory series and the second to focus on Josh Walker and December Howard. The first, Full Measures, was the beginning of their story and is undoubtedly my favourite of the series; Josh and Ember quickly became one of my favourite NA couples and their story was unforgettable. I'm not a big crier, but they pulled it from me, and whilst I admit I was a little wary of their story being continued, not reading this simply because I've read too many b ...more
They already has their story why the need to create unnecessary drama where the hero keeps pushing her away? No thanks
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Jan 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Hallowed Ground (Flight & Glory #4) by Rebecca Yarros
4 stars!!

“War kills the people we love, either in body or soul, but they’re both equally devastating.”

So, this is the conclusion to the Flight and Glory series and we spend this book reconnecting with Josh and Ember from Full Measures which was the first book in this series. We catch up with these two when they have been together for two years. Josh is now a medevac pilot in the army and Amber is just about to graduate after studyi
I love military romances and truly have the highest respect for anyone who serves, in any capacity. But I really struggled with this one, and conversely, felt like an asshole for being so pissed off.

I loved Ember and Josh in the first book, and I loved them here too, as well as getting to see the characters of the other books. That's always such a bonus for me. Yet, I hate it when an established couple that's already struggled to be together gets their HEA shaken. Yeah, I'm aware that's realist
Heartbreaking read! I've loved this series since the beginning, and I think this was a good way to end it, by bringing back the first couple from the first book. Again though, another book falls short. This time because I felt like the characters were having the same argument, same conversation, over and over again, and not resolving anything. But eventually they did, and it lead to a really sweet epilogue. So overall, great conclusion. 4 Stars from me. I hope to see more from this author!
Lacey (Booklovers For Life)

Originally posted at Booklovers For Life


I had no idea it was possible to fall even more in love with Josh and Ember from Full Measures, but Rebecca Yarros proved me wrong. Full Measures was one of my favorite reads of last year – I fell so hard for Josh and Ember’s story! So when I heard they would be getting another book, I jumped at the chance to read it. I mean, how could I turn down more Josh Walker? And now, after reading Hallowed Ground, I love them even more than I did in Full Me
Dec 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5++++++ Stars!!!

“You are my dream now, December Howard. You are everything to me. My heart beats for you , my soul is only whole when you’re near. You’re my home, my shelter, my wildest fantasy, and I can not imagine a future where you’re not mine, because I’m yours in every sense of the word.”

“You and me?” he whispered against my lips. “Against the world,” I promised. And what a beautiful world it was. Our world.

I have been a fan of the Flight & Glory series ever since I picked up Full Measures
Rating: 4.5/5
I remember reading “Eyes Turned Skyward” by this author and being very impressed by how beautifully and empathetically it was written - and I’m pleased to say that skilful talent is showcased again in this addition to the series. In this case the main characters are Josh and Ember, high school sweethearts who are, at last, getting the chance to make their lives together. Needless to say, with this author, nothing is going to go smoothly for them!

It is a beguiling read with charismat
Natasha at Book Baristas
Dec 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Review on blog:

WHY DID THIS SERIES HAVE TO END?! I remember picking up FULL MEASURES during finals week in 2014 and thinking, “hmm I should read this because it’s on sale and it looks like something I’d like.” Boy did I ever underestimate my love for this series. A special thank you to the random blogger who tweeted a link to this book because I am forever grateful for that one recommendation.

“He was woven into my soul so deeply that if someone were to pull a single thread
Three Chicks
Jan 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Review by Lisa Kane

Josh Walker and December Howard have fought to keep their relationship alive. After losing her father over in Afghanistan, Ember swore not to get involved with anyone serving in the military. But Josh stole her heart and as hard as their separations have been, each is determined to make this work. They have the support of their close friends; Jagger and Paisley, Grayson and Sam and even Will, Paisley's ex. They are a family and have each others' backs.

"Forever isn't long enou
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
What a book!

This one hit me in ALL the feels. I'm not sure I am fully recovered yet!

Hallowed Ground is the 4th book in the Flight & Glory series and the only book that revisits one of the 3 couples. This is Josh and Ember's book #2. I love Josh and Ember. They were my favorite couple of all the couples. I was excited to be getting more of their story. And what a story it was!

Josh and Ember's relationship is greatly tested in this book. It was hard to read in places and I teared up several times
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Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and a lover of all things coffee, chocolate, and Paleo. She is the author of the Flight & Glory series, including Full Measures, the award-winning Eyes Turned Skyward, Beyond What is Given, and Hallowed Ground. Her new Renegade Series features Wilder and the upcoming Nova, and is sure to keep your heart pounding. She loves military heroes, and has been blissfu ...more

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