Lieutenant Thomas "Mac" MacDonald pulls three of his unit's soldiers from their burning Humvee when a roadside bomb explodes in Afghanistan. During the rescue he sustains a severe head injury that leaves him believing he's dying-until he wakes up stateside alive but blind.
Beth's life changed forever with one phone call. An accident leaves her ex-husband and daughter fighting for their lives. Putting her life on hold, she spends most of her time in the hospital with her daughter, praying she'll pull through while her ex's condition goes downhill, forcing her to make one of the hardest decisions of her life.
Meeting Beth while volunteering at the hospital after his discharge, Mac is instantly attracted to her. As he struggles to come to grips with what life has dealt him, he finds his thoughts continuously turning to a woman he barely knows.
Despite all odds, these two wounded hearts begin to find a love they both need and deserve. But when Mac's secret comes to light will Beth be blinded by the past or embrace her destiny in Mac's arms?
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About the Author
If Lynne had her way she'd travel all over the world and set a new book in each place she visited. Maybe someday!
Addicted to coffee if she's not at her desk you can usually find her hovering over her Keurig coffee maker waiting for the next cup to be ready.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Not your everyday romance. Not all people have lives that have no bumps and scars. Thank you Lynn.
Loved this book, great love story. Not only soldiers were going through terrible war injures, but also a tween suffered severe burns from an accident. Great how they were brought together to love and help each other. Recommend this author. Too bad can't find book 2 at Barnes and Noble. Mjw
Marie's Tempting Reads ARC Review: A Soldier's Gift is the first book in Lynne St. James's NEW Series, Beyond Valor. I don't usually get into a lot of books featuring soldiers, but with Lynne St. James I knew I will get a good read. I didn't expect however to get MORE though, yet I did with A Soldier's Gift. This story was heartbreaking, sweet, and showed the kind of spirit soldiers have after getting injured. I found myself crying and cheering for Beth and Mac as well as for Beth's daughter. Even though we have some seriously wickedly hot sex, I absolutely ADORED the fact that this story was set around a soldier's recovery as well as the romance between Beth and Mac. I sighed a lot as I was reading and was amazed with Mac's determination and strength as well as Beth's strong character as she fights the loss of her ex, the recovery of her daughter, as well as the love and lust that blooms between herself and the wounded soldier that seems to have stolen her heart. I am also incredibly intrigued with Mac's best friend and fellow wounded soldier, Tag, as well as with Beth's best friend, Julie. I sincerely hope that Tag's and Julie's story is next. I can say for sure that I am addicted 100% to James's new series! I wanted to give this book at least a Seven or Eight Stars, but since they don't have that kind of rating system I gave it the highest there was which is an OUTSTANDING FIVE SHOOTING STARS! Its a fascinating, sweet story with strength, determination, and the fight for both love and life. It's completely breathtaking and definitely puts you in the shoes of wounded soldiers and I was amazed to read such a unique and beautiful story. Bravo Lynne St. James. Bravo.