The Soldier's Secret Child

The Soldier's Secret Child

by Lee Tobin McClain

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780373899463
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 07/18/2017
Series: Rescue River , #5
Edition description: Original Large Print
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 866,386
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Lee Tobin McClain read Gone With The Wind in the third grade and has been an incurable romantic ever since. When she's not writing emotional love stories with happy endings, she's probably driving around a carload of snarky teen girls, playing with her rescue dog and cat, or teaching aspiring writers in Seton Hill University's MFA program. She is probably not cleaning her house.

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The Soldier's Secret Child 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
HeidiMain More than 1 year ago
Sweet read. Premise grabs from page one. Three-dimensional characters. Lovely secondary characters.......Lee Tobin McClain's latest novel is so sweet. Again, it's all about the premise. In The Soldier's Secret Child, Vito arrives back in his hometown with his foster son, anticipating that he can easily stay away from childhood friend Lacey. Easier said than done as he very quickly discovers that Nonna is living with Lacey because of some health problems and has therefore rented out his childhood home. With nowhere to stay, it quickly becomes obvious that Vito and Charlie should stay in Lacey's guest house with Nonna, except living on Lacey's property is the exact opposite of Vito's plan. The main character's were three-dimensional, they had real issues to overcome that forced them to continue to peel the ugly layers back. I loved how well-thought out Nonna's character was. I adored Charlie and liked that he was a confused kid and at times acted out. The Soldier's Secret Child was an enjoyable read, grab your copy of today!
lsnlj More than 1 year ago
This is a great contemporary romance. Full of twist and turns, hurt, friendship, betrayal, love, family, forgiveness and so much more. This is in the Rescue River series yet is a stand alone book. I loved the way the author allows you to feel both Vito D'Angelo and Lacey McPherson feelings and thoughts. Vito is only trying to keep a promise to a dying friend, yet it may be the only thing that can actually keep him from finding true happiness. Lacey is a strong, fun widow trying to help out anyway she can. When her childhood friend comes to town and needs a place to stay she opens her home but will she also open her heart? I fell in love with many of the characters in Rescue River and look forward to reading more from this series.
Fala19 More than 1 year ago
The Soldier's Secret Child is a lovely contemporary romance. This was the first Rescue River book I've read, but I wasn't lost at all. It can stand alone just fine. Vito's such a wonderful leading man. He's extremely loyal and just an all-around good guy. Lacey's a caring and sweet lady who's had a tough time since the death of her husband. They've been friends since they were young and are so good for each other, but the secret Vito's hiding from Lacey threatens to shatter her world. My heart ached for Charlie and what he had to endure in the past. Nonna was my favorite character; I adored her. Charlie and Nonna's budding friendship was very sweet and a bright spot in this story. The Soldier's Secret Child felt very authentic, like I was getting a glimpse into the lives of actual people. I was completely charmed by the town of Rescue River and it's inhabitants. I can't wait to visit again! I'm definitely going to be checking out the previous books! I received a copy of this book from the author. All thoughts and comments are my own honest opinion.
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
A touching story about trust, loyalty, betrayal, forgiveness, family, and love. The story takes the reader on a deeply emotional journey where honesty and integrity hit the crossroads with promises made and trustworthiness is tested. Vito D'Angelo is in a tough spot. He made a promise to his dying friend, and that promise is about to compromise his own future, his own dreams, desires, and hopes. Vito's integrity, kindness, and caring heart make him an excellent hero, his dilemma with the promises made and where his loyalties lay are understandable and reasonable. Lacey McPherson has put her deceased husband into a high podium where he really doesn't belong. Time has golden her memories of the marriage and mourning for him has become a part of her life. Lacey is a caring, loving, and kind woman. Her complicated feelings towards Vito and her misleading images of the past are coloring the present causing conflicts for her and the future possibilities family and a relationship with Vito. The Soldier's Secret Child is a compelling story with charming, likable characters. The meddling community is entertaining, the interactions between the characters realistic and sensible. The emotions are high, the incidents are life-like, and the strong faith in God that the protagonist declares is the guiding light in their lives. ~ Four Spoons
AnnE42 More than 1 year ago
This is one of those authors that I always looks forward to her next book, and she didn't disappoint with this one. It is a wonderful combination of romance, faith, family secrets and a touch of suspense that had me pulled in from the first pages. I loved the characters, especially Charlie, and thoroughly enjoyed following Lacey and Vito's relationship develop as they tried to overcome the hurts of the past and find a second chance at love. It's also a beautiful story of God's love and forgiveness. I was given a copy of this book by the author, but a positive review was not required. The opinions expressed are my own, and it is one that I definitely recommend to the reader that enjoys a good Christian romance.