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My Wounded Soldier: Book One:  Fight for Glory (My Wounded Soldier - Fight For Glory 1) by [Munier, Diane]
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Living comfortably in the heart of America with the people I love. I live an extroverted life, but I'm a genuine introvert. An urban kid, I spent much of my youth running in various neighborhood establishments. There I met many colorful characters and I learned to love them and be fascinated by them. My love of story comes from them. I learned to sit on a bar stool or a kitchen chair or in a pew and hear story. Hear the voices telling story. See the mouths move and the hands clutching glasses or cigarettes. See and hear the laughter. There is no greater honor than to hear someone's story. If you feel that way about the tales I tell...what more could I ask.

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  • Print Length: 270 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00XLZ3DL4
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I have to say, I think this book is breathtakingly good, wonderfully atmospheric and descriptive. It is written in the prose of the 1860s, which quickly envelops you and transports you back to a dangerous time to live, just after the American civil war. I think Tom Tanner is a great character and he is certainly a Wounded Soldier! The story is emotional and at times grimly realistic as Tom rediscovers himself after the horrors of the war. I was gripped both by the writing style and the plot after just a few pages. As good a historical adventure as I can ever remember reading! I can't wait to read the next book in the series!
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Loved this story. Munier's ability to write period characters is second to none. She manages to capture the feel, sounds and smells of another era, conjuring up people that you feel you know.....and she does it with a remarkable economy of words because each one is perfectly chosen.
Cannot wait for Part 2.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x99d13534) out of 5 stars 21 reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x99ceef78) out of 5 stars So wrapped up in this! 5 July 2015
By Janet L - Published on Amazon.com
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This is my favorite Diane Munier novel by far. Even though I love her others and her style of writing, this book has my heart. Tom has been through so much and has so much pain and anger inside of him and Addie is the only soothing balm for him. Yet he keeps pushing her away! I want to kick his ass so bad! Lol he does finally wake up and the story that Diane tells to get there is amazing! Don't miss this one!!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x99cf21e0) out of 5 stars The Odyssey of Tom Tanner -- 4 July 2015
By Vagabonda Reads - Published on Amazon.com
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People read books for many reasons — to learn, to be entertained, to find comfort, to find one’s self, to escape. It is rare that one comes across a book that satisfies so many aspects of reading, but when that book is found, it is to be treasured, to be cherished. Such is the case with master storyteller Diane Munier’s epic work, My Wounded Solder: Part One: Fight for Glory.

The first in a two part series, My Wounded Soldier: Part One: Fight for Glory is set in the American Midwest, just after the end of the Civi War. A bloodied nation begins to mend, its citizens — soldiers and civilians alike — weary, wounded, if not by bullets then by sorrow. It is against this backdrop that we meet Tom Tanner - an ex-soldier, back to working his family’s farm, wounded in spirit, haunted by his actions on the battlefield, a hero to all but himself. One morning, he hears the panicked call for help by a young boy at a neighboring farm. And upon answering that call, Tom finds another bloodied battlefield, the only survivors the young boy and his now-widowed mother, Addie Varn. And it is here that Tom begins his journey of love, self-discovery, confession and redemption.

Written in a prose that is at times breathtaking, Diane Munier takes us into the heart and mind of Tom, struggling with his inner demons as he heads out to reclaim his life, spurred on by his steadfast love for Addie. In a time when adventure could be found around the next bend, and all a man required was a good horse and a steady aim, Munier keeps the action at an even, but rapid pace, reminiscent of a Larry McMurtry novel. Tanner’s voice is authentic, clear, purposeful — never wavering as he awakens from the numbness of his soul:

“I realized something, and it was a hard thing, but true all the same. It’s going against my own code made me sick. More than anything I went through in the war, or even today. It’s going against my own code made me sickest of all. I was here to lead and protect, I’d always known it. And when I could not...well I wasn’t God, was I? I had to let myself by. I had to let myself live.”

My Wounded Soldier: Part One: Fight for Glory, page 195 (ARC)
Her settings, ancillary characters, are all believable. And through the words and actions of all of these characters, Munier, once again, reveals to her readers the paths to redemption, the necessity of surrender and the power of love.

The only issue this reader found with this book was its seemingly abrupt ending. It’s not a cliffhanger — there is resolution and one could say that it stands on its own — after all, Tom Tanner is not the sort of character who would shake a handful of clay to the heavens, vowing never to be hungry again. You decide.

I was gifted this ARC by the author for an honest review.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x99cf2420) out of 5 stars Adventure/Romance 5 July 2015
By dpennell007 - Published on Amazon.com
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Drawn in from the first chapter, it was easy to see that this would be an adventure filled story, and I couldn't wait to be along for the ride. I fell in love with the long suffering Tom Tanner - wearing his heart on his sleeve for everyone else to see but him. This little snippet of him feeling ignored cracked me up. "Well I was right here, wasn't I? Faithful and true like always, burying the dead, delivering the children, drying the tears. So where did she think I was?" His Addie seemed fragile - however she proves to be anything but that as their relationship develops. Very enjoyable from start to finish.

I'm looking forward to reading Part 2 next month.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x99cf25c4) out of 5 stars A First Rate Story told by a First Rate Storyteller ! 4 July 2015
By Jeanette Belle - Published on Amazon.com
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Get ready to enjoy a story by the first-rate story teller, Diane Munier. This story will transport the reader to another place and time and make the reader feel like they are right in the middle of the romance, the action scenes, the suspense, and the moving emotional times. The reader hears the thoughts of Tom Tanner and goes through his life’s journey with him.
Diane uses the most amazing descriptions and expressions from the post-Civil War era that capture the imagination as well as make the reader smile and burst out laughing, and other times make the reader hold their breath in anticipation or cry over moving events.
Tom Tanner is a man of action who gets things done and also a man with strong emotions and sentiments for his family and friends.
The storyline is fresh and interesting and holds the reader’s attention from beginning to end.
This is an outstanding historical romance on an epic scale. This will become an all time favorite for many readers.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x99cf2498) out of 5 stars Great story 4 July 2015
By Vicki M - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a fabulous story. Loved the attention to detail in this period piece. A must read.
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