Heroic Measures

Hey folks! Welcome to my new blog, where we can discuss anything, but my chief focus will be on my two favorite activities, reading and writing. For my first post, I am honored to share with you my thoughts on a fabulous new novel, Heroic Measures, written by Jo-Ann Powers. This book was provided to me, free of charge, by the publishers via netgalley.com, in exchange for an honest review, so here goes: The main character in this tale, Gwen Spencer, is a nurse hoping to find adventure and purpose on the battlefields of France during World War I. This writer’s prose transports the reader to another time and place, ripe with details. Action truly begins when Spencer is required to care for a man thought to be a German Soldier, due to her limited command of that language, but once our delirious hero comes around, it is soon discovered that he is Captain Adam Fairleigh, a well-respected British officer who risked his life to gather intelligence behind enemy lines. Attraction blooms between the two, despite reluctance on Gwen’s part, and a solid, steamy love story results. A great read, but be forewarned that a smattering of explicit sex and violence exists between these pages, along with some profanity. On the whole, I would rate it 4.5 out of 5 stars, making me eager to see what happens in the next episode of this trilogy. Until we meet again… Happy Reading, Carolyn



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3 responses to “Heroic Measures

  1. Alicia Hixson

    Hey, Carolyn! See? I haven’t forgotten to check out your blog! 🙂
    I’ll have to check this one out; I’m always up for good historical fiction, especially anything set during WWI.

  2. Oh, Carolyn!!!! I am so very delighted that you enjoyed HEROIC MEASURES. Forgive me for not seeing this sooner. (I need to check this email more often!) I am off to publicize it.
    Thank you for the kind words and the promise to review the next two in the series. I am a devoted historical fiction fan and love to impart what I know about certain periods in my own works.
    Do stay in touch!

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