For This We Are Soldiers

by Carla Kelly

For this we are soldiers

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From master storyteller Carla Kelly comes this collection of frontier tales that take you behind typical army lines and into the hearts of ordinary men and women who perform extraordinary acts of bravery. From handsome hospital stewards and dashing soldiers to courageous children and wives who will pull at your heartstrings, there's something for everyone's fancy.

Product Details

Pages240
Size4 x 7
ISBN9781462119240
PublishedCedar Fort 2016

About the Author

Carla Kelly

Carla Kelly is a veteran of the New York and international publishing world. The author of more than thirty novels and novellas for Donald I. Fine Co., Signet, and Harlequin, Carla is the recipient of two Rita Awards (think Oscars for romance writing) from Romance Writers of America and two Spur Awards (think Oscars for western fiction) from Western Writers of America. She is also a recipient of a Whitney Award for Borrowed Light, My Loving Vigil Keeping, and Softly Falling.

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Reviews

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(based upon 4 reviews)

Nice Historical Fiction
By , Submitted on 2016-10-25

(3.5 Stars) My favorite way to learn some new facts about history is to pick up a great historical fiction and Carla Kelly really knows her stuff. This book is a collection of short stories that all revolve around soldiers and life in the army. Although the characters, situations, and details are realistic and sordid, each story is told in a way that is gentle and certainly warms the heart.

As I previously mentioned, details were brought to my attention through each story that I hadn't thought of before. Specifically, the roles that women played during different wars. Am I ever grateful to live when and where I do!

Some of the stories were quite short and just ended. I wanted more--more details, more development...just more. Others were a little longer and fulfilled some of that desire for more. While I was left wanting, I still enjoyed each story and loved getting to see a snippet into the lives of these characters during their times in history.

Content: very mild war violence; very mild romance. Clean!

*I received a copy through the publisher, which in no way affected my review. All thoughts and opinions are solely my own and I wasn't compensated for them.*

LOVED IT!
By , Submitted on 2016-10-15

This book is WONDERFUL! War stories like you have never read before-- These tales are not of the battlefield, but are behind the scenes of the war, and yet they are oh. so. powerful. You will read of officers' wives, hospital personnel, children being left with a charge to watch over their families, soldiers helping soldiers, and much more. And even as each are living in the most difficult of circumstances-- the heart is still a tender thing and life has a way of just going on. ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS COLLECTION OF STORIES!


By , Submitted on 2016-10-14

This is a collection of short stories about life as a soldier, or a woman working with soldiers on the frontier. The first story about a wife learning how to make do in Fort Laramie while her husband is away for several months drew me in. I marveled at her sense of humor in a tough situation. Later on in the book, the story about Mary Murphy broke my heart and had me wanting much more from that story. That's the thing with collections of short stories - there's just not enough room for much detail. Some of these stories I would have liked to delve in to more, to come to know the characters and their circumstances better.

Nice collection of short stories and novellas
By , Submitted on 2016-10-12

I'm a huge fan of Carla Kelly's writing style. She has a way of including the gritty and sometimes grim facts of life from the historical eras her stories are set in that only adds to the intensity and realism of the plot and romance while allowing the subtle humor of her characters to bring a lighter and hopeful tone. I love that her characters are regular, everyday working people. She is a great researcher and I can trust that her stories are historically accurate. This collection of stories is a nod to the women who sacrificed a great deal during their lives serving with the army in the wilderness of the western frontier. Some are short stories that provide a vignette, while others are longer novellas with a fuller story arc. My favorite was "Take a Memo" with the shy Corporal Ted Sheppard and his opportunity to get closer to sweet Millie while following orders to get to the bottom of who is responsible for wandering cows and missing milk. This is a collection not to miss for fans of western historical fiction and sweet romance.

(Thank you to Cedar Fort Publishing for a copy of the book; this is my honest review)

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