Risking it all for love and valor . . .
When Corporal Sean MacBranian awakens after being injured in battle, he is sure the luck o’ the Irish has run out on him. Or that he’s died and gone to Heaven. There can be no other explanation for the blond-haired, blue-eyed angel standing before him. But his “angel” is a truehearted lass named Ashlinn, and she wears a nurse’s uniform. Her tender ministrations have brought him back from the brink of death—and have given him a new reason for living.
Ashlinn knows their parting is inevitable; her handsome hero must return to the 69th infantry of the Union army, and there are no guarantees of his safe return. With most of her family already destroyed by the war ravaging America, she is sure she cannot survive another loss. Yet she feels powerless against the draw of Sean’s strong and steady heart. Neither time nor distance nor the danger of battle seems to lessen their bond. But when their secret letters are intercepted, the devoted nurse’s love will face the ultimate test . . .
Overall, I thought Honor Before Heart was a quick and easy read for me. I will admit that it did take me a little bit to get into the story and that is mostly because I am still new to this genre. However, once I got a few chapters in, I found myself sucked into the story. I thought it was written well and I enjoyed the writing style. I felt that it stayed true to the time period. I thought that the characters were interesting and I liked the chemistry between Sean and Ashlinn. The two of them shared an undeniable connection and would be tested in ways neither one of them would be prepared for.
While this isn’t the usual genre that I read, I’m glad that I went out of my comfort zone and checked this book out!
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*