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Subject: Damaged/tortured heroes who are soldiers?
Date Posted: 9/27/2009 1:31 AM ET
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Anyone have recommendations for a book with a tortured hero who was/is a soldier or other man in uniform?  I've read a lot of Suzanne Brockman, and LOVED "Frisco Kid".  Maybe something along those lines?

Thanks!

Date Posted: 9/27/2009 8:45 AM ET
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This book is one of my favorites-Clay Yeager is a former police detective.

 

Clay Yeager's Redemption (Trinity West, Bk 6) (Silhouette Intimate Moments, No 926)

 

Are you searching for contemporaries or historicals? I know there is a series with former soldiers--one of the books is called Freefall but I can't remember the author. Those heroes are tortured/damaged in some way.

Date Posted: 9/27/2009 10:17 AM ET
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I know there is a series with former soldiers--one of the books is called Freefall but I can't remember the author

Its JoAnn Ross.

Date Posted: 9/27/2009 10:44 AM ET
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If you do like series romance, another I found to be interesting was

The Doctor's Surprise Family by Mary J Forbes - a recent Silhouette Special Edition about a vet with PTSD and physical injuries too. Better than the title sounds

Date Posted: 9/27/2009 11:06 AM ET
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Rhonda Nelson's Blaze title THE SOLDIER (August release). He appears in a previous book (LETTERS FROM HOME) and is the brother of the hero from LETTERS).

Gail

Date Posted: 9/27/2009 12:52 PM ET
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Try Elizabeth Hoyt's latest series.  All of the men were solidiers.  They are part of a series called Legend of the Four Soldiers.  The first is called To Taste Temptation.

Three of the four are out already and I am anxiously awaiting the fourth.

Date Posted: 9/27/2009 1:34 PM ET
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Texas Destiny by Lorraine Heath

My Sweet Folly by Laura Kinsale

Winter Garden by Adele Ashworth

Date Posted: 9/27/2009 3:47 PM ET
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These all sound good!  Thanks so much!

I think I read "Letters from Home"...wasn't that the one with the soldier who got letters from a woman while he was in Iraq?  The lady was doing it for the church or something...then he came home and tried to find out who she was?  That was a really good book!  :)

Date Posted: 9/27/2009 5:56 PM ET
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Always to Remember -- Lorraine Heath -- Best tortured hero soldier ever.
Date Posted: 9/27/2009 6:36 PM ET
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Patricia that's the one but it was a Blaze (no church LOL!) she was writing pretty explicit stuff seems like but she didn't expect him to come home when he did and he found out who she was..they grew up near each other seems like and sh's friends with the brother who's lost a leg seems like. this other book is the brother's romance.
Date Posted: 9/27/2009 8:32 PM ET
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Redemption by Carolyn Davidson - Civil War vet

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Shattered Rainbows and River of Fire by Mary Jo Putney- Napoleonic War Vets

Date Posted: 9/27/2009 11:17 PM ET
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Susanna--LOL!  Maybe I read a similar one as well, that did have a church in it.  :P  But I'm sure I did read that one too....now I'm curious and may have to re-read that one!  LOL

Date Posted: 9/28/2009 12:15 AM ET
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That's a commonly done theme, it just depends on your preference.  Several have already been mentioned, but here are a few more historicals that I can highly recommend:

The Wives of Bowie Stone by Maggie Osborne - hero is a Civil War vet.

Since the Surrender by Julie Anne Long

Beau Crusoe by Carla Kelly

Beyond Sunrise by Candice Proctor

The Bridal Season by Connie Brockway

My Sweet Folly by Laura Kinsale

Seize The Fire by Laura Kinsale

Rafferty's Bride by Mary Burton

 

 

Date Posted: 9/28/2009 11:41 AM ET
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Texas Wedding For Their Baby's Sake by Kathryn Albright. Yeah, excrable title. But I thought it was a good read. The hero was a military doctor in the Texas Secession.

Date Posted: 9/28/2009 8:41 PM ET
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LOL!  Just looked at "Letters from Home"...definately no church in there!  HAHA!  I do remember that book...good read.  I did read another one that was similar too.  Too funny.  :)