Forever a Soldier

Forever a Soldier

by Genevieve Turner


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A wounded soldier searching for healing...

Hank Moreno returned home from combat not quite broken but definitely battered. His job now is to recover from his tour of duty and to keep a hundred-year-old house from falling down around his ears. No one calls, no one visits-just as he likes. But then one irrepressible woman invades his sanctuary, hunting the secrets hidden within.

A determined scholar searching for a legend...

Graduate student Lale Pehlivan is investigating a century-old mystery. Unraveling it will guarantee she becomes a star history professor. But one surly former soldier is guarding the family archives-and standing between her and the information she needs.

There's no escape from the person destined to break your heart...

Lale launches a charm attack Hank can't resist, and the sterling honor Lale finds beneath Hank's surliness tunnels under her own defenses. But when Lale threatens to unearth Hank's secrets along with those in the archive, their hearts might not survive the upheaval.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781539712862
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/23/2016
Pages: 388
Product dimensions: 5.24(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.86(d)

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Forever a Soldier 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Cynthia181 More than 1 year ago
Overcoming This is a beautiful story of overcoming a fear you have had all your life and made worse after serving. Hank came home and became a hermit because he had General Anxiety Disorder and being around people was hard. Laila was working on her dissertation and he needed access to his and his cousins family record. They both help each other
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very different storyline, I liked that Hank was the venerable one, and he needed help.. Hank was ex military but didn't rescue the woman. She help him by just being herself. Glad the storyline address another form of mental illness. Definitely worth reading. Can't wait to read more by this author. Mjw
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quick read. A very warm book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I laughed, I cryed and I dreamed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story was hard to read in the beginning because it was so different from the usual cowboy story. Typically the cowboy is a hard working, outspoken, great looking guy who's after the fiesty hard-to-get beautiful girl. However this story is not what you'd expect. I did enjoy Hank's story and you probably would too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GJRA. Very slow beginning, I almost didn't finish al 212 pages. Lots of repeating the same information & not clear on Hank's disability. It was ok but not interested in reading more like this. GJRA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree with others about the slowness in the beginning and the lack of clear definition of what Hank's problem is but the more I got into the story the more I enjoyed it. I loved the history of early California...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good love story with interesting history attached plus insight into a little known medical condition .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story was good, moved a little slow but the story line was different of the two characters involved. Sweet , love story.
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At first I wondered where the story was headed. Hank was such an awkward guy but the novel picks up a and it turns out to be a heartwarming story. I really enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dragged a little in the beginning and would have liked to have more scenes involving Hanks issues but a good read
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DebDiem More than 1 year ago
Forever A Soldier by Genevieve Turner is a fabulous read. Ms. Turner has delivered a well-written story that will pull on your heartstrings. A+ to Ms. Turner for her outstanding characters in this book. I totally love them. Hank is a wounded warrior with an anxiety disorder, not PTSD. Lale is a graduate student digging into Hank's family history. Their story is touching with plenty of drama, sizzle, bits of suspense and humor. I enjoyed every page of this book and look forward to reading more from Genevieve Turner in the future. Forever A Soldier is book 1 of the Always A Cowboy Series but can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.
ytcruz More than 1 year ago
This is the first book of Ms Turner's new series titled Always a Cowboy. It centers around Hank Moreno and Lale Pehlivan. He is a veteran with a mental disorder , isolated from his family and society, and she a graduate student specializing in family history. The story line centers on her research about his family's secrets and in doing the research she discovers not only those secrets but also his. Their relationship is unique and complicated. Though the storyline was interesting, I felt the plot dragged. I would have wanted more insight into his immediate family and friends, his illness, and Hank in general. I will probably be in the minority, but the book didn’t grab me and involved me. It’s more of a 3.5 star for me . I was gifted this book by Netgalley. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
Forever a Soldier by Genevieve Turner Always a Cowboy #1 Such a good book! Genevieve Turner manages to bring stories to life through believable characters and plots and this new series is one I am definitely looking forward to reading! Hank is a recluse – a hermit – a man who avoids even his family – so when his cousin and head of the family tells him that he will be in charge of overseeing a PhD student doing research using the history archives he is in charge of he is challenged in new ways. How will he “maintain” and “deal” and get along? As a veteran he is getting help for his problems through the VA but will that be enough? Lale Pehlivan, an immigrant from Turkey and PhD student, is eager to get into the letters written by Hank’s ancestors. She has a theory and believes she might find out something that will make her doctorate a done deal and perhaps provide fodder for a book or even a movie – if she can find that one key piece of information. Neither Hank nor Lale want a relationship that is casual and don’t see a future together since they are so very different with future goals that are so very dissimilar. That said, they have a difficult time keeping their hands off of one another. The interactions between the two are special and caring and a delight, though painful at times, to read. I have to say that I thought of sharing this book with a family member who has Hank’s “problem” because this book made me so much more aware and thoughtful and understanding. I loved this book and hope you will, too. Thank you to the author for the ARC. This is my honest review. 5 Stars NOTE: for a family tree that might be helpful – check out: