The life of a soldier... For This We Are Soldiers by Carla Kelly (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)

(Copy for review and giveaway provided by the publisher.)

This was such a fun read! You can read my full review and enter to win a copy below...

For This We Are Soldiers: Tales of the Frontier Army
For This We Are Soldiers
Tales of the Frontier Army
by Carla Kelly
Adult Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 221 Pages
October 1st 2016 by Sweetwater Books


From master storyteller Carla Kelly comes this collection of frontier tales that take you behind typical army lines and into the hearts of ordinary men and women who perform extraordinary acts of bravery. From handsome hospital stewards and dashing soldiers to courageous children and wives who will pull at your heartstrings, there’s something for everyone’s fancy.

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My Review

FOR THIS WE ARE SOLDIERS was part historical recounting (fictional), part romance. The book comes across as if the reader is sitting down around a campfire or in someone's parlor or front room and being recounted a story from another's life. Each of the six short stories are period pieces that come alive as the story unfolds. The humor, historical setting, and characters were all marvelously done. A highly enjoyable read for those who enjoy historical fiction! 

These stories were all so fun and sweet. I loved how the author invites the reader right in. I could relate with the characters, while also learning interesting tidbits about the time period and life as a frontier soldier, wife, or child. All the stories left me with a smile on my face. There was one story that had one act of violence that was a little unexpected, but otherwise, I loved all of these.

Here's one part that was especially sweet from TAKE A MEMO:

He looked into her eyes again, those deep brown pools of kindness and compassion and concern for others, and decided right then to be a better man than he had been only minutes ago, when he was just a pretty good fellow. He thought if he spent more time around Millie Drummond, he would become better still.

In the end, was it what I wished for? Yes. I really enjoyed these short stories!

Content: Some violence, but clean.

Source: Received a complimentary copy from Cedar Fort, which did not require a review nor affect it in any way.

About the Author

Carla Kelly is a veteran of the New York and international publishing world. The author of more than thirty novels and novellas for Donald I. Fine Co., Signet, and Harlequin, Carla is the recipient of two Rita Awards (think Oscars for romance writing) from Romance Writers of America and two Spur Awards (think Oscars for western fiction) from Western Writers of America. She is also a recipient of a Whitney Award for “Borrowed Light,” “My Loving Vigil Keeping,” and “Softly Falling.”


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