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Monday, January 31, 2011

Small Wars - Giveaway and Review

Some say that when people go away to war they come back completely different, never to return to who they once were. Yet sometimes we fail to see the changes that affect not only the soldier, but the families of those that support them during their absence. Often times it takes such a toll on them as well that the war doesn't stop when the soldier returns home. That may be when the small wars begin.

As Clara marries into the British army to Hal Treherne, she believes that theirs will be a marriage and family that lasts forever. Hal's greatest desire in becoming a soldier is that he will be a part of the war that his father was and be the pride to his family by joining in the ranks of supporting his country.

Yet that isn't the text book scenario for Hal. He spends the majority of his time on the home front conducting interrogations as the war erupts over unification with Greece and not on the battle fields risking his life. Great for Clara and the girls but not so great for Hal. The tension slowly begins as you see the changes that take place between Clara and Hal as one pulls away and the other attempts to draw near.

It isn't until mines are planted on the beach on the base, that will launch Hal into his dream career and forever change the lives of him and Clara. In the newest novel by Sadie Jones, Small Wars, chronicles the lives of Clara and Hal as they attempt to navigate the turbulent waters of war in their own country but the war that is developing between them in their marriage. No amount of military training will prepare Hal for the moral compromise that lie beneath every battle he fights.

I received this book compliments of TLC Book Tours for my honest review and must say I felt I got a front row seat into the lives of what really goes on behind the doors of many military marriages. This one is a captivating 5 out of 5 stars. For more information on this book, the author and where to purchase a copy for yourself, click on the link below:

Thanks to TLC, they are offering a giveaway copy to one lucky follower of this blog. Here are your guidelines to enter.

1. Be a follower of Reviews From The Heart.

2. Must be a resident of the US or have a US shipping address.

3. I need a way to contact you if you are the lucky winner of the giveaway, so please include it with your comment. You can use the words (at) or (dot) instead of the symbols.

4. Leave me a comment and let me know why you'd love to win a copy of the book.

The giveaway will end on February 8th and I will notify the winner via email at that time.


  1. I'm a follower via GFC.

    I'm in MN, USA.

    I would love to win this book. The Viet Nam war was on when I was in my teens. I wanted to marry a man who had already been there, so I wouldn't have to worry about him or be a widow. Now I would like to read your book to help me understand the difficulties of war widows/those separated from their spouses. I spared myself back then, but it hindered me from being able to comfort and empathize today.

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  2. I am a follower. I have a cousin who is deployed and I would like to read this to understand how he will feel when he comes home.

  3. My cousin had two tours in the Viet Nam. I do know that the experience changed him profoundly.
    He was exposed to agent orange had two of his best buddies die and no one knows where he is any more. I am very glad that this book was written and would really love to read it.

    I am a GFC follower.


  4. I am a follower and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest. I would love to win this book.

  5. I am a GFC follower

    This sounds like an interesting story.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  6. I am a follower and a subscriber.

    I live in New York State USA

    My BIL was in Korea and Viet Nam and my Dad and Uncles fought in WWII.
    I had a fellow I Graduated from HS with commit suicide supposedly because of Viet Nam, I know people who have suffered from the effects of that war. I would like to read this book!


  7. I have heard about this book from my sis. would love to win it .. GFC follower

    vidishamun at gmail dot com

  8. Hello - I would absolutely love to be entered into this contest, the book looks like a great read!

    I'm a subscriber and a follower through GFC.
    I live in the US.

    dancealert at aol dot com

  9. 5 out of 5 is definitely saying something! I'm so glad this book was such a hit with you. Thanks so much for being a part of the tour.

  10. would enjoy reading this novel...i like the subject matter...and cover

    i'm a follower

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  11. I'd love to win Small Wars because I've read several great reviews of this book. Please enter me in the giveaway!

    I follow via GFC.

    bookloversarah1 at yahoo dot com

    Sarah E


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