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The Marine

(Band of Brothers #1)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  21 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
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Newly widowed Grace James knows she's at a crossroads. Raised by her aunt, she spent her life playing the role of the perpetual 'good girl'--never rocking the boat, always fitting in. And where did that get her? She had an unhappy marriage, and now she's singlehandedly raising two strong-willed teenaged daughters who have Trouble written all over
Kindle Edition, 182 pages
Published November 23rd 2016 by Bell Bridge Books
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Jan 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I've liked Cheryl Reavis since I discovered her contemporary romances long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away. (She also writes books set in the Civil War period, but I like the modern ones better.) Books like Blackberry Winter, Promise Me a Rainbow, and The First Boy I Loved are not soppy love stories, but the tellings about real people and realistic situations that sometimes break your heart, but steer clear of the stereotypical Hero/Heroine characters and HLA endings. The men are not rich G ...more
Dec 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing

*ARC provided via author & NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review*
What an awesome and moving story! Very well written, with a competent handling of point of view (but then again, Cheryl Reavis is the author of “The Older Woman”, written in the hero’s POV), with lots of showing. it’s a book about what people are, in their hearts, and how they feel and not about what they look like or how beautiful or handsome they are (physical descriptions are minimal or even absent).
I’m not go
Although there was a thread of romance running through it, that was not the main focus of this book. Rather it focused on families both lost and found and what family really means. I loved all of the main characters. I'm amazed at how much story and characterization the author managed to pack into a relatively short page count. I can't wait to read the second book.
Skye Taylor
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Another romance as refreshingly different as The First Boy I Loved. Ms. Reavis delved into the emotions of adults who felt uncared about as kids and how that changes their outlook on relationships and trust. I loved Josh - a devoted father and dedicated Marine, Grace, the new widow, her two daughters and especially Joseph - a retired Marine who's made it his job to care for other Marines who have been broken in spirit and body. The refreshing part of Reavis stories is that her heroines and heroe ...more
Tracie Runge
Mar 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
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The Marine is my first read by Cheryl Reavis and what a refreshing read. I was pulled in with the honesty and genuine characters and the well written storyline, staying there and experiencing their journey. I very much look forward to reading more by this author.
Jun 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
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I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.

This was a very easy read.
The interaction between the characters made the story fly past.
Great holiday read.
C bond
Dec 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
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outstanding read.
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AKA Cinda Richards

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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