A Marine of Plenty

A Marine of Plenty

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by Heather Long
     
 

Serving overseas is a lonely duty…

Captain Charlie Sparks faces an impossible task—assigned to a security detail for the sister of a fallen Marine. The last thing Charlie wants is this beautiful woman in the middle of a base in Afghanistan no matter what holiday she plans to help them celebrate. But no one asked for his opinion, and worse,…  See more details below

Overview

Serving overseas is a lonely duty…

Captain Charlie Sparks faces an impossible task—assigned to a security detail for the sister of a fallen Marine. The last thing Charlie wants is this beautiful woman in the middle of a base in Afghanistan no matter what holiday she plans to help them celebrate. But no one asked for his opinion, and worse, she’s everything he adores in a woman and more…

Mourning what might have been is a terrible burden…

Jana Grimaldi had a plan—a plan to help her brother when he came home, but his death in Afghanistan left a hole in her heart and a desperate desire to do something. With the help of Congressman Sparks, she heads to Afghanistan to bring Thanksgiving to the men and women who served with her brother. Nervous and uneasy, she finds an unexpected—and familiar ally in Captain Sparks…

Not all wounds heal…

Charlie was one of the first people to reach out to Jana, communicating via email when her brother died—but coming face to face in the lonely desolation of the holiday connects these two wounded souls…

Can Charlie and Jana find hope amidst the heartbreak this Thanksgiving?

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Editorial Reviews

Reviewer - Ms. HKMD7
"I recommend this short, quick holiday read. Jana (in an attempt to get over the death of her brother, a Marine in Afghanistan) coordinates and arranges to make and have a real Thanksgiving dinner for the men at the base where he was deployed. Captain Charlie Sparks is assigned to her security detail. Charlie and Jana have been corresponding since her brother's death. This short story was filled with emotional highs and lows..."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148663461
Publisher:
Decadent Publishing Company, LLC
Publication date:
10/10/2013
Series:
Always a Marine , #17
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
497,903
File size:
235 KB

Meet the Author

Heather Long lives in Texas with her family and their menagerie of animals. As a child, Heather skipped picture books and enjoyed the Harlequin romance novels by Penny Jordan and Nora Roberts that her grandmother read to her. Heather believes that laughter is as important to life as breathing and that the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus are very real. In the meanwhile, she is hard at work on her next novel.

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A Marine of Plenty 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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rn-writes More than 1 year ago
A great, quick read that takes you to the sands of Afghanistan where the sister of a fallen Marine coordinates a Thanksgiving dinner at the base where he had been deployed. Jana's emotional reactions were so real, there were moments I felt like sharing a good cry with her. The quick attraction between Jana and Charlie, who had communicated through letters, and their one intense night together leave you with a "feel good" hope for something more in the future.
SheriV More than 1 year ago
This is a great story. Jana wants to do something to honor her fallen brother so she puts together and jumps through all the hoops to get all the fixings for a Thanksgiving dinner and get to serve it to the Marines that her brother served with. I enjoyed the glimpse of what Afghanistan might be really like, and the instant attraction between Jana and Charlie. They meet and it's this instant thing, but they only have 48 hours, so it's romance sped up but it works. They have the foundation to go forward to something beautiful. I really recommend this story. Also as another note, a portion of the proceeds go to Toys for Tots. I received an ARC from the author. I was not compensted for my review.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Oh my. Heather Long has done it again. Though this isn’t a very long story it will have your emotions pinging the entire gamut from laughter to tears and everything in between. You definitely feel Ms. Long’s love for her subject. This book, this series, is pro service member without the preaching you get in some other books. Politics aside, every American owes their freedom to the men & women of our armed forces. Heather Long gets that. In this book we get a quick peek at life in a war zone over Thanksgiving and in doing so it reminds us all what we have to be thankful for.
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