Soul of a Marine

The Wounded Warriors Series

Book 3
Etopia Press
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The one man she could not command is back.

 

Master Sergeant Misty Beachy commanded Marines in a war zone. She might not look the part, but her men took her orders and respected her. The only thorn in her side was Major Jack Hawk, close air support pilot. He didn't like women in combat, but he saved her unit from a deadly ambush. Misty has found a niche in civilian life training sniffer dogs for Customs. Then prickly Jack Hawk, the one man who never fails to get under her skin, returns. Now she can't stop thinking about him, even though she's certain she can't stand him. Well, almost certain...

 

Jack Hawk doesn't have time for a woman in his life right now. Especially not one he can’t figure out. He already has his hands full with his rebellious teenage daughter and a move to civilian life. Even though Misty seems to despise him, he can't deny the connection between them. If only he hadn't kissed her, because no matter how hard he tries, he can't get her out of his mind. But his daughter's antics may just derail everything before their relationship can even begin.


Keywords: contemporary romance, military romance, fighter pilot hero, enemies to lovers

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About the author

Patty wrote her first novel at the age of six. It was titled "The Mouse," and was two pages long—including illustrations! Her mother saved that first edition and every now and then Patty takes it out and laughs over it.

When her soulmate and husband of many years suddenly died, she'd come home after a long day at work and write. Writing allowed her to pour out all the loss and sadness. Then, the more she wrote, the more she realized life would go on. She had a lot of living to do, and love stories to tell.

She's now published five Romance novels and is featured in three anthologies of short stories. But her first two manuscripts still reside on a CD somewhere in the house. She can't bear to erase them because they're loved, and like a crazy relative one hides in the attic, they reside in a quiet, safe place.

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Publisher
Etopia Press
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Published on
Mar 3, 2017
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Pages
401
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ISBN
9781944138875
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
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Book 50
In a time when almost any gritty topic can be featured in a young adult novel, there is one subject that is avoided by writers and publishers. Faith and belief in God seldom appear in traditional form in novels for teens. The lack of such ideas in mainstream adolescent literature can be interpreted by teens to mean that these matters are not important. Yet a significant part of growing up is struggling with issues of spirituality. The underlying problem, of course, is that there are so few writers who are willing to talk to teenagers about God, even indirectly, or who themselves have the religious literacy for the task.

Spirituality in Young Adult Literature: The Last Taboo tackles a subject rarely portrayed in fiction aimed at teens. In this volume, Patty Campbell examines not only realistic fiction, but young adult literature that deals with mysticism, apocalyptical end times, and even YA novels that depict the Divine Encounter. Campbell maintains that fantasy works are inherently spiritual, because the plots nearly always progress toward a showdown between good and evil. As such, the author surmises that the popularity of fantasy among teens may represent their interest in the mystical dimensions of faith and the otherworldly. In this study, Campbell examines works of fiction that express perspectives from Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sikhism. Distinguished YA novelist Chris Crowe provides a chapter on Mormon values and Mormon YA authors and how their novels integrate those values into their books.

By looking at how spirituality is represented in novels aimed at teens, this book asks what progress, if any, has been made in slaying the taboo. Although most of the books discussed in this study are recent, an appendix lists YA books from 1967 to the present that have dealt with issues of faith. A timely look at an important subject, Spirituality in Young Adult Literature will be of interest to young adult librarians, junior and senior high school teachers, and students and instructors of college courses in adolescent literature, as well as to parents of teens.
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