Author Lorraine Britt
Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review
Juliet Evans has always been a bit of a loner, but the last few years have been particularly shrouded in isolation and silence. Apart from her daily work at the local diner, her life is spent inside the walls of her tiny apartment, just trying to survive…until the one day that U.S. Army Private Tim Collins walks into the diner and takes a seat at one of her tables. By the time the day is over her life has been changed forever.
Private Collins is just a few hours away from being deployed for the first time, to a particularly violent conflict. To say he’s nervous would be an understatement. In his last day stateside all he wants is a little bit of normal. What he finds is the kind heart and sweet spirit of Juliet Collins. She is by his side until the last possible moment, the moment when he asks her to write him while he’s away, promising to do the same in return.
Though Juliet is afraid to believe his promises, he holds true to them. Letter after letter after letter passes between the two of them…until one day the letters from Tim stop completely, leaving Juliet broken and grieving for the love she had found but would never truly have.
What did I think?
Lorraine Britt has written an incredibly heart-warming novella that is such an easy read. Love, Me is a short story within the ‘Soldier Stories’ series and is book number three. Although it is the third book in a series, it focuses specifically on two characters, Tim and Juliet. You don’t have to have read the previous books to know what is going on.
‘Love, Me’ has certainly touched on an all to common theme with soldiers going away to fight for their country and in some unfortunate cases coming back injured…or in the worst case scenario, not coming back at all. This topic really should be approached with caution as it can be distasteful if written in the wrong way, but Britt has ‘hit the nail on the head’ and written about soldier life and love in a beautiful way.
The only reason this didn’t get a five star review from me is because I am one of those people who don’t believe in love at first sight. It’s not for everyone and for me, it made ‘Love, Me’ a little less believable for me.
One thing that is most definitely worth a mention is that Lorraine Britt has teamed up with the One to Fifteen Foundation and has ensured that 50% of the ‘Soldier Series’ profits are donated to this worthwhile cause. One to Fifteen is a sports programme that has been created to help returning veterans cope with the struggles they may face. Please take the time to read the charity poster below and go and grab a copy of ‘Love Me’ to help support this brilliant cause.
My Rating? ♥♥♥♥
Will you be adding this to your TBR pile?