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Stormi's Review: Frontline Angel by Genevieve Jordayne

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Publisher: Black Rose Writing

Released: October 19, 2016

Genre: Historical Romance

Length: 220 pages

Format: ebook, paperback

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Frontline Angel takes its readers from 1940s Wisconsin to the Philippine Islands just prior to World War 2 and through the Japanese occupation and liberation. It tells the tale of Eliza-a small-town Midwestern girl with dreams of travel and adventure who enlists with the United States Army Nurse Corps despite her parents’ protests. Eliza will find the fun and adventure she desired as well as an unexpected romance with a handsome soldier. Yet all changes overnight as war destroys her tropical paradise. Our heroine must quickly adapt in order to survive the harsh, unforgiving jungle climate, and become a skilled combat nurse on the frontline. The story will take you from the fall of the islands through the terrible conditions endured by those placed in internment camps and their struggle for liberation. Can Eliza find the strength and courage needed to survive such horror and still emerge with her spirit unbroken?

Five Huge Boundless Stars

I have so much to say about this book, but I'll start by saying, honestly it was the best book I have ever read. I have been reading my whole life and I have never fallen in love with a book like I did this one. As a reviewer, I have come across hundreds of books by authors that I have never heard of, but from the very first page I fell in love. This story was a story of love and war. A story of struggle and of triumph. It starts with Eliza, a young woman who wants adventure. She decides to join the Army as a nurse. Soon she finds herself in the 1940's in a paradise and falling in love with a soldier. That paradise is soon shattered by war. From years of fighting and daily struggles of keeping her patients alive, to a life spending years in an intern camp away from her husband, this book had it all. It was descriptive to the point that I felt like I knew the characters, like I was there fighting with them. It was a story so well written and so well thought out that I can't imagine a true story, told by an actual war veteran told any better or more heart felt. While reading this book I have laughed, I have been angry, but most of all I have cried. I cried over the struggles and the death. I cried over the beautiful romance and the wonderful ending.

I really loved this book. I can only rate it a 5, but on a scale of 1 to 100 this book will be a 100. EVERY SINGLE TIME. I have never, before this book, heard of this author, but with writing like this I hope to see so much more in the future.

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