The Songbird & The Soldier - Wendy Lou Jones
Source: Author request/Courtesy HarperImpulse via Netgalley
Where do you turn when the first casualty of love is the truth?
Sometimes it's when you least expect it that something wonderful happens, but for Andy Garrington the timing couldn't have been worse. Being sent half way round the world to Afghanistan, Andy is prepared for a fight, but what he doesn't expect is the most important battle of his life to carry on at home. For Samantha Litton, running into her childhood crush at the pub one evening seems like good fortune. But when he is called away to war and she is left behind, things don't seem quite so clear and Sam has to determine who is telling her the truth and who is playing her for a fool, when all seems fair in love and war.
What a heartwarming, lovely book this is.
If I'm being totally honest with you I wasn't looking forward to reading it, the first few chapters seemed to drag and I was thinking I'm going to be bored or giving up here. Surprisingly, The Songbird and The Soldier seemed to take a massive turn in direction and I found myself locked into a triangle of love and lies. I eagerly carried on and yet again another turn in direction came and I basically had my eyeballs on my kindle screen I was that engrossed. I liked it a lot I did. The plot was unique and the characters are a mix of good and bad, but a nice selection.
The book does pull slightly in parts and being very picky I could have done with a few more details now and again as I felt sometimes things came out of nowhere. Apart from that though it's a very good book and is extremely well written.
A proper old fashioned love story.