Secrets of a Soldier

Secrets of a Soldier

Author: Murray Dopking

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781525503658

Category: Fiction

Page: 148

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Secrets of a Soldier explores the wartime history of one remarkable family through the dramatic story of Paul Bonenfant, a soldier in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces during World War One. Paul bravely serves in many brutal battles, including the battle of Vimy Ridge, and becomes a skilled and decorated war hero. He reconnects with his brother, Joey, who has become an influential military personage with shadowy connections to a powerful covert international organization and, on a brief leave, meets beautiful, adventurous Bea and falls in love with her. Paul and Bea get married despite the uncertainties of his life as a soldier and Paul finds strength in his love for her as he struggles through the hell of war. They welcome a baby girl and Paul’s happiness seems complete. Soon after, however, he is unexpectedly called to a dangerous top-secret mission that no one seems to think he’ll survive. He returns to a nightmare of betrayal and struggles with the aftermath of combat and painful upheavals in his relationships with those closest to him. Paul will carry the mental and emotional scars of battle for the rest of his life; must he suffer a similar fate with his family? Can he ever truly move on and find happiness and lasting love? This tale of bravery, honour, lies, lust, and deception conveys powerful messages about the power of love and hope in a wartime world gone mad.

Ike the Soldier

Ike the Soldier

Author: Merle Miller

Publisher: Rosetta Books

ISBN: 9780795351303

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1409

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From the bestselling author of Plain Speaking and Lyndon comes this “vivid and consistently absorbing record of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s military career” (Kirkus Reviews). Bringing together thousands of hours of interviews with the men and women who were closest to him, Merle Miller has constructed a revealing and personal biography of the man who would become the supreme commander. From his childhood in Kansas to West Point, World War I, and Europe where he led the Allied Forces to a hard-won victory in World War II, Ike the Soldier goes behind the historic battles and into the heart and mind of Ike Eisenhower. Miller has crafted the defining biography on the life of the thirty-fourth president, bringing more depth to the man many thought they knew. His strained relationships with his father, brothers, and son are brought into focus; as well as his love affair with his wife Mamie, and his relationship with Kay Summersby—his driver turned companion and confidante during WWII. “An informed and balanced tribute to a world-class leader whose remarkable character gains greater luster with the passage of time.” —Kirkus Reviews “This is a highly enjoyable look at Ike’s personal and official relationships with the people most important to him during the first 55 years of his life, including family, Army and Allied colleagues and heads of state.” —Publishers Weekly

The Soldier's Unexpected Family

The Soldier's Unexpected Family

Author: Tanya Agler

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781488074509

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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He had a plan… She changed it all!Major Aidan Murphy arrives in the charming small town of Hollydale to take full guardianship of his six-year-old nephew. Only there’s a slight problem—his vivacious, fiery co-guardian. School teacher Natalie Harrison has no intention of letting Aidan take her best friend’s heartbroken little boy away. Now Aidan must convince Natalie that blood is stronger than love…even if his heart tells him otherwise.