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A Soldier's Return

(The Women of Brambleberry House #4)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  253 ratings  ·  81 reviews
The Women of Brambleberry House are back!

Returning home to Cannon Beach and living in Brambleberry House, a place where good things seemed destined to happen, had brought Melissa Fielding and her young daughter such joy. Perhaps it was no accident when the single mom “bumped” into Eli Sanderson, and discovered the handsome doctor was also back in town. The ex-soldier was
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Published January 15th 2019 by Harlequin Special Edition
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    Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
    The perfect book to cuddle up by the fire with a glass of wine and just enjoy.

    A single mom who has made it on her own as a nurse.

    A man reeling from the experiences of war.

    Brought together when his father needs him to come home and help with the family practice, because the town doctor needs surgery.

    I really enjoyed A Soldier's Return. I'm not a big fan of internal or external, for that matter, dialog that is repetitive or self inflicted (you know the oh, whoa-is-me, I can't be loved or love beca
    Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Dr. Eli Sanderson is back home to help cover his father’s medical practice while elder Dr. Sanderson recovers from surgery. Eli’s been off serving his country, and he’s determined to get back to it after a tragic event fills him with guilt and a sense of obligation. Working with Melissa Fielding, his high school crush, and now father’s office nurse is a tempting distraction, but since he’s not staying on permanent, he doesn’t want to risk any heartache.

    Melissa Fielding is back in Cannon Beach,
    Rated 3.5 - A SOLDIER’S RETURN by RaeAnne Thayne is a sweet romance between two medical professionals who reconnect in their hometown, wondering if their imagined future apart is inevitable. If only they’re willing to forgive their pasts.

    Eli Sanderson lived through aiding victims in war-torn locations so long that small town life may seem ho-hum. That’s before he reconnects with his high school crush, working in his dad’s medical practice. Now divorced, will she find the changes in Eli overwhelm
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    RaeAnne Thayne returns to Cannon Beach, Oregon in a delightfully, sweet romance called A Soldier’s Return. Melissa Fielding and her young daughter Skye have made Brambleberry House their home for the past 6 months since her divorce and it feels good to be in one place. She’s made friends with her housemates and loves borrowing her friend’s dog to run on the beach. When she falls over the dog and hurts herself, Eli Sanderson is there to pick her up and examine her sprained wrist. She’s tongue tie
    I read A Soldier's Return The women of Brambleberry house 4 by Mills and Boon. Melissa was divorced from Cody. But in truth both should have left their marriage long before they got divorced. Melissa was a kind hearted women, she was genuinely happy for her ex husband when she found out about his new marriage, but Melissa was sad on the other hand as she had no special man in her life. Now she was a single mother with a young daughter, working as a nurse at a family run medical clinic. When Meli ...more
    Single Mum, Melissa Fielding, has returned to her home town seeking stability for them both after wandering the world with her surfer ex-husband. She's a nurse and loves working in the local clinic with Dr Sanderson but the elderly doctor has to have surgery so there will be someone else there whilst he recuperates. That locum turns out to be his son, Eli, as Meli discovers whilst out running on the beach as the dog she's running with abruptly stops, tripping Meli up, hurting her wrist, right in ...more
    Dec 31, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: arc-books, romance
    Ex-Soldier and doctor, Eli Sanderson, returns to Cannon Beach to help take over his father’s practice while his father is recuperating after double knee replacement surgery. Nurse and single mom Melissa Fielding is living at Cannon Beach, right at Brambleberry House, and the return of the handsome doctor brings new feelings in Melissa, who isn’t sure whether she’s ready for another relationship.

    A Soldier’s Return is the latest book on RaeAnne Thayne’s The Women of Brambleberry House series … b
    Jan 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
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    A SOLDIER’S RETURN, the newest installment of the Brambleberry House series by RaeAnne Thayne, is a pleasing, heartwarming story of two people coping with past hurts and trying to avoid being hurt again.
    Melissa Fielding was married to a world-class surfer who was always in search of the perfect wave. Fed up with having an absentee husband, she divorced him, got a nursing degree and moved her daughter and herself back to her hometown where she felt safe. W
    Teresa (Reads_Romance)
    For such a short book, this novel was a slow, slow burn! I absolutely love the premise of this book. Eli, an Army doctor, comes back to his seaside hometown after a devastating tragedy in his life to take care of his father. Melissa, a nurse, has been a single mom for years and finally moved back to the same town where both she and Eli grew up.

    I wanted to love this book, it has all the elements I usually enjoy. I loved Melissa and Eli separately as characters. Their backstories are fleshed out,
    Bette Hansen
    Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    So happy to return to Brambleberry House for another heartwarming story. It's been several years since RaeAnne Thayne has treated us to a story set in this magical place but this story makes the wait well worth it. She's given us a wonderful story in A Soldier's return so grab your favorite beverage, a cozy blanket, and a copy of this book for a wonderful relaxing read. Melissa and Eli's story is one you don't want to miss. I highly recommend it.
    3.5 stars. Melissa and Elias.
    I liked both main characters but this story was a bit too sappy.
    2.5 ⭐s

    I’ve come to love RaeAnne Thayne’s books and her various series. This one, however, seemed ...well....meh. It was very, very predictable, and so disappointing to me. The characters were likeable enough, but it was all so bland.

    Chris Conley
    Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I do love Rae Ann Thayne!!!
    Feb 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
    4.5 Stars

    This book takes place about 10 years after the end of the previous book. That would have been nice to know from the very beginning but I'm sure it was difficult to work that into the story immediately.

    There are three new women living in Brambleberry house too. I would have liked a little more backstory on how Rosa took over her Aunt Anna (book 3 of the series). I thought that either Anna or Sage would have ended up living in Brambleberry house with their family eventually, but obviously
    Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    It was fun to go back to visit Brambleberry House and to meet Melissa Fielding, her daughter, and the other two residents of BH. The first thing that struck me about the story was that Melissa was having what anyone of us could consider a ‘typical morning/day’ when you are faced with work, chores, frustrations with people around you…and good friends to help alleviate the overwhelming sense of responsibility that can overtake you during a day. She deals with stress by running and that’s where she ...more
    Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    When Dr. Sanderson has double knee replacement surgery, his son, Eli, takes leave from his military obligations to act as the fill-in doctor while his father is laid up. Returning to Cannon Beach brings back a lot of memories from long ago, not the least of which is the crush Eli had on a sweet, beautiful cheerleader, Melissa, who now works as his father’s nurse at the clinic. But Eli's time in Cannon Beach is temporary, and he'll return to active duty once his father has recovered. Still, he ca ...more
    Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
    Shelves: chick-lit, aty-2019
    Cute kid. Cute dogs. Great house and locale. Warm loving single mom working as a nurse, busy putting down roots after a childhood as a military brat and a brief marriage to a pro-surfer always on the move. Gorgeous Army doctor on leave to help in his father's practice while Sr. has double knee replacements, but 'needing' to re-up as soon as Sr. can manage.
    Jr. is compelled to save the world after a tragedy for which he blames himself took the life of another dedicated doctor. Of course Jr. and s
    Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
    Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    What does a child, dogs and two very nice people have in common. In this case it is a nice sweet story that uses each to keep me reading. I loved the way both of the dogs played a part and it was fun to see everyone in Brambleberry House. The house itself has a personality of its own. This was my first time to visit Brambelerry but not the first time for romances take place, For RaeAnne Thayne this is a return to tell new stories in a treasured place. Great story and interesting lead in to the s ...more
    Julia David
    Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
    I really enjoyed this story. Eli has been overseas for the last few years with the Army in some terrible places. He lost some people who were dear to him and it haunts him. When his father has to have a double knee replacement, he goes home to help out. Melissa has been home for a few months and is so happy to be there. One day she runs into Eli. Bang! They are attracted to each, but he will be leaving and she isn't going to do that again. She is home to stay. But, as they spend more time togeth ...more
    Jeannie Chambers
    Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    This was my first Brambleberry book, now I’ve GOT to read the first three. Love the setting of Cannon Beach, it makes me want to find my own spot on the coast of Oregon.

    RaeAnne Thayne writes sweet romances with lots of backstory into her characters which makes you want to know more and more of the stories.

    I’d recommend this book for anyone that enjoys s good, sweet romance.
    Gwessie Tee
    Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Truly beautiful story, loved our hero and heroines journey, definitely proves love is the best medicine to heal all.

    I won't give spoilers but will say this adorable book I definitely recommend, its very well written.

    its one of the first by this author I've read but I do have some other titles in my tbr.

    Thank you for writing itx
    Tina Wyatt
    Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Melissa Fielding is a nurse who has returned to Cannon Beach, Oregon to settle down. During her marriage she moved place to place following her then husband but now she can pick a place to settle down. She is a nurse at a local clinic. Melissa her x grew up in Cannon Beach so it feels very natural for her to return there. She is currently living in Brambleberry House. Brambleberry house is an old Victorian home that has been restored and made into three separate apartments. The house is manage b ...more
    Valri Western
    Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I loved going back to Brambleberry House! Even if you haven't read the other stories that took place there, you will still enjoy this book! There are a couple nuances that you might miss but that wont ruin the story for you. I found the war background of Eli, the new doctor who has come back to fill in for his father who recently had surgery, to be very realistic. The horrors that our men and women of the military see and experience stay with them for a long time and it's hard to deal with. Eli, ...more
    Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    I really enjoyed A Soldier’s Return. It was well written, fast paced, a bit emotional and very hard to put down once I got started.

    Melissa used to live in Cannon Beach while she was growing up, but left after high school. After getting a divorce, Melissa and her daughter return to Cannon Beach, where she takes a job as a Nurse for the town Doctor and moves into one of the apartments at Brambleberry House.

    Eli Sanderson is a Doctor for the Military. He’s only back home for a few weeks to help ou
    Penny Stone
    Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: good-book
    The Women of Brambleberry House#4



    Love, Love, Love RaeAnne Thayne!! Her incredible ability to pull you into a story and leave you always wanting more!! A SOLDIER’S RETURN is the perfect book to curl up with on a cold day and escape into the world she has created at Brambleberry House.

    Melissa Fielding and her young daughter moved to Brambleberry House after her divorce to get a new start. She worked hard to get a nursing degree and went to work for
    Joan Gray
    Jan 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
    A Soldier’s Return is the fourth in the Brambleberry House mini series written by RaeAnne Thayne and published as part of the Mills and Boon True Love series.
    Melissa Fielding is a single mum and nurse who has just returned with her 7 year old daughter, Skye, to her childhood home, Canon Beach, after travelling the world with her surfer ex husband. She finds employment in the local clinic, but the Doctor who runs it is recuperating after surgery and is replaced by a local who his son, Eli Sander
    Oct 29, 2018 rated it liked it
    Shelves: arc
    **A Soldier's Return generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**

    3 "This was goodbye." Stars

    A slow-burning yet quick-paced romance with a woman who finds comfort and safety in the hometown of a man who's been tortured by the effects of being a doctor at war. RaeAnne Thayne is a new-to-me author and her third person POV writing was endearing and entertaining as were her characters. This is pure romance to me that follows the conventional formulas of the g
    Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: fav-authors
    He had a crush on her in high school. She was the popular girl. When they both return to their home town and meet again love blossoms. But will their decisions keep them apart. Will their plans change when they know each others feelings.

    RaeAnne Thayne weaves a tale of love, guilt, and coming together when your ready to find love again. She continues her Women of Brambleberry House Series with the story of two home town residents who return home for their own reasons. One not wanting to stay and
    Jessica Figueroa
    Feb 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Melissa is doing well back in her home town with her daughter at the Brambleberry House after dealing with an unreliable ex. While her boss is out of commission getting surgery for his knees his son will take his place as doctor. Eli is an ex-solider who will be helping out his father and it seems both Melissa and Eli can't stop bumping into eachother. Both have an attraction but he has no intentions of sticking around when hes called for duty.

    I liked this book it was so sweet watching how thing
    Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
    You can’t go wrong with a story about second chances, a sweet little girl, a couple of cute dogs and a home along the ocean. A Solder’s Return is a well written story with some humor, a sexy hero, a strong heroine and lots of supporting characters that make up a wonderful “sit by the fire, afternoon read”. I was hooked from page one as Eli Sanderson comes home after his father’s knee surgery to help with his medical practice. Melissa Fielding is an old friend who also works as a nurse at Eli’s f ...more
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