The Courage to Love

The Courage to Love

by E. E. Montgomery

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Overview

The Courage to Love by E. E. Montgomery

Sequel to Between Love and Honor

In 1915, after his beloved Carl died from a vicious beating, David Harrison enlisted in the Army and went to war. He returns home to find a world seemingly unchanged, while he will never be the same. At Mrs. Gill’s boarding house, he meets Bernard Donnelly, a young man suffering the aftereffects of his own war experiences. David finds himself increasingly attracted to Bernard, but that terrifies him. He blames himself for Carl’s horrific death and fears he isn’t strong enough to lose another love to violence.

Bernard needs David to help him face each day and find a way they can be together without stigma—and without putting them in legal and physical danger—but David clings to his idea that the only way to keep a lover safe is not to have one. His fears threaten to destroy everything, unless he learns that sometimes the risk is worth it and finds the courage to love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623809430
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: 08/23/2013
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

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Courage to Love 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
MaraJ73 More than 1 year ago
This story is so powerful and emotions are all over the place.  I'll admit that the first few shell shock induced nightmare scenes are a little confusing but afterwards, I realized that the mild confusion I felt only added to the severity of what both David and Bernard were dealing with.  I've always been a bit of a history buff, so this is not my first story surrounding World War 1 veterans but the author still managed to tug at my heart when dealing with the shell shock.  Some people might see the continued nightmares and David's reluctance to open his heart again after losing Carl as repetitious but I see them as showing how far they've actually come and at the same time reminding us that it's not a clear cut scenario that can be bad one day and completely fixed the next, it's ongoing.  David and Bernard and even the memory of Carl, David's first love, are the main focus of the story but those around them are so important to story.  Mrs. Gill is amazing, she's the mother that David should have had, she's caring but she's also right to the point.  As for David's mother? She's not actually in the story much but she certainly leaves a lasting impression and it's not a nice one either. This is the first time I've read E.E. Montgomery but it won't be the last.