Written by Jasinda and Jack Wilder
Published August 12, 2014
Love is never easy. It’s especially difficult when you love a career Marine. I knew the risk when I said “I do”, but I chose to love Thomas anyway.
War took him from me, and now I’m alone. Struggling and desperate. There’s no hope, no future. Just the endless cycle of day-to-day survival. But a letter returned will change all of that.
Hope and companionship, and even love, often come from the last place you’d think to look, when you least expect it.
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I was a lost, broken soul, a Marine tortured by the memories of what I’d endured. When I visited that old farmhouse in rural Texas, all I wanted to do was return the letter. Keep a promise.
What I got was healing. Understanding. The chance to find a measure of peace when all I’ve ever known is war.
We both lost everything. But in each other, we found something worth fighting for.
I find writing this review to be one of the hardest I have ever written. I’m not sure my words can do this book the justice it so greatly deserves. I will admit, I read Wounded, and fell instantly in love with the war hero and heroine, and yes – I was a little nervous to pick this book up. I wanted it to live up to my expectations, although I had no idea how high they were until I started reading this book, but I am so happy I swallowed my fears and decided to take the chance. Captured not only lived up to my expectations, but exceeded them to the point I’m not sure if I will be able to pick up another “military” themed book and not use this as the highest possible expectations around.
This book grabbed me from the start, and through all the emotional turmoil that I went through, I only wish I could read this all over again (which I will undoubtedly do) without knowing what will come next. There are a few books I have read that have made me wish I could turn back time, just so I could read the book for the “first” time over and over, and this is one of them.
The hero in this story is just that, a hero. He is the type of hero we all look at and wish we could do more than just say thank you (at least I do). And the heroine, is the type of woman I wish I could be, strong, faithful, hopeful…..and still human, still having doubts and fears, but not running from anything. The Wilder’s are a terrific writing duo, and this book is testament to that.
If you are looking for a book that will have you laughing, crying, rooting for the characters, and yet not wanting to reach the end of the book because you know it will be over and you don’t want it to end……I recommend this book, I only wish I could shout from the highest rooftop to let you all know, just how much I loved this book. I’m sure you are wondering, where my review is…..the truth is, I can’t write one, I don’t have the words to be able to express everything this book made me feel. I will say, if I ever get a chance to meet a “Derek” or a “Reagan” I will without a doubt, give them my biggest heartfelt thanks, and a bone crushing hug……and for that I have to also say the same for Jasinda and Jack, a hug and a thank you is in order when I get the chance to meet up with you wonderful writers.
5 Stars just isn’t enough for this book!!!!
You’ll often find Jack drinking beer and eating Cheez-Its