Saturday, November 23, 2013

Have Yourself a Marine Christmas (Always a Marine #20) by Heather Long

Rebel with a holiday…

Ryan Edward Brun—Rebel to his friends—has always loved Christmas. Whether raising money for Toys for Tots, delivering presents dressed up like Santa Claus or driving his platoon crazy with Christmas ‘surprises.’ He never lacked for Christmas spirit—until he lost his legs to an IED.

Operation Good Cheer…

Noël Torres has watched over Rebel for months, holding his hand when he wanted to give up, and bullying him when he got lazy. But with Christmas right around the corner and decorations filling every room in their wing of Mike’s Place, the barren oasis Rebel surrounds himself in breaks her heart. He won’t call his family, he’s not sending out cards, he won’t pull any pranks—she decides to get this Marine back into the holiday action.

An elf on a mission…

With the help of some kids, a few good Marines, and Santa Claus and Noël is determined to give Rebel a very Marine Christmas…

This is a holiday story with spirit.  Losing his legs to an IED couldn’t keep Rebel down but associated memories have played havoc with his love for the holiday.  Can Noël help him find his way back or will it take a little Chrissy Carol?  Like all of Heather Long’s Always A Marine stories this one will make you feel and think and laugh and sigh.  Take a stubborn Marine and an even more stubborn nurse add in some chemistry and some seasonal spirit and you have Have Yourself a Marine Christmas.  If this book doesn’t get you in the Christmas spirit, check your pulse.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Toys For Tots.  I was lucky enough to have received an advanced copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.  I will donate a toy to make up for that.  

This book goes on sale November 24th.  

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