Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Battlefield of the Heart by E.A. West

Battlefield of the Heart by EA West
Contemporary Inspirational Romance
Length: 285 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-62135-144-3

What started out as a bit of research for a sociology paper quickly turns into much more than Cindy ever expected. But can she survive Danny’s PTSD long enough to form a relationship with him?

Cindy Waymire, a college senior in search for a topic for an upcoming sociology paper, finds more than a topic when she meets Army veteran and college freshman Danny Flynn outside the student union. An undeniable attraction to this troubled veteran leads her on a difficult and winding path that brings her to a crossroads — get into a relationship with a man who has serious mental health problems or turn her back on one of the best men she’s ever met.

Can Cindy set her fears aside and follow her heart, or will the ghosts haunting Danny’s mind end their relationship before it begins?

Have I ever mentioned how much I enjoy Astraea Press?  They sure do put out a lot of good, clean fiction.  Secular, Inspirational, they've got it all.  I'm happy to be a part of their review system and be able to share lots of good, clean books with you.  :)

This book was interesting to me because it shed some must needed light on a serious mental health problem that many people do not understand.  PTSD is a very real thing for so many people.  I personally do not have much experience dealing with this so for me, this book was enlightening and made me think about the very difficult path people with PTSD face.

Of course, along with this, I would be simply ungrateful if I didn't send a huge shout out to the men and women of our country's armed forces.  You have my most sincere thanks and respect for what you do to protect and represent our country.  I am living the life I do because of you.  Thank you for the sacrifices you make for me.

This is a inspirational or Christian romance.  I would say as far as these kind of books go, it was on the more mild side and not too preachy.

I thought this was a good book.  Cindy and Danny have an interesting beginning to their relationship.  It was a good attention grabber.

Cindy is a good sort of gal.  So patient and empathetic.  She is smart and does her research on PTSD so she knows more about what Danny is dealing with.  I like her.  Plain and simple.

For me, the last third of the book started to drag.  It got a little too bogged down in the mental and physical drama and it was hard to push through.  I got to the point where I just wanted to be at the end already.  That's not to say that overall I didn't enjoy the book because I really did.  It just got to be a bit long and overdone to me.

My thanks to the author for writing a book that must have required a lot of research and emotional understanding.  It seemed very real to me.  And, as usual, my thanks to Astraea Press for allowing me to be a part of the reviews for this book.

You can buy Battlefield of the Heart at Amazon.

About the Author:
E.A. West, author of sweet and inspirational romance, is a lifelong lover of books and storytelling. In high school, she discovered the wonders of sharing her stories with others through writing. She picked up her pen in a creative writing class and hasn't laid it down yet. Her love of writing encompasses not only the romance genre but also a variety fiction and non-fiction styles.

Born and raised in Indiana, she still resides there today with her family and a small zoo of pets that includes the typical dogs and cats, and the more unusual African water frogs and a ribbon snake. Her interests are as varied as her critters. She has been known to carry on conversations about everything from politics and current events to gardening and theology. When she's not writing, you can usually find her working on her latest knitting or crochet project.

1 comment:

  1. So glad you have shed a light on this very important illness!


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