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Title: Emerald Streets (Wounded Soldiers Book 3)
Author: Felicia Rogers
Rating: 5 stars
About the Book
What if one laugh changed your world?
Raylyn Morrison, a critical care nurse for wounded soldiers, has a problem. She cares too much. Dreams haunt her. The death of her patients leaves her distraught and seeking peace. But temporary peace is not enough. She doesn’t want to leave, but she needs to. Then he comes along.
Staff Sergeant Jack Williams understands loss — physical, emotional, and spiritual. Not only did the war take his leg, but it took his family and his desire to live. But the voice of an angel keeps him going. A voice he dreams about even after he wakes from a coma. Yet when they meet she is nothing like he expected and he wonders if he’s made mistake.
Fate destines them to be together forever, he’s sure of it, but something goes wrong and Raylyn disappears. She leaves a hole that only service can fill.
Emerald Street is the third book in the Wounded Soldier series, but it can read smoothly as a stand-alone story. It does bring back many of the characters from book one, Diamond Mine and book 2 Pearl Valley. I love the tale that has been told of Raylyn Morrison, a critical care nurse working in a military hospital with severely wounded soldiers. She doesn’t just see them as patients, but as people, someone’s father, husband or son. She is accused of caring too much. SSG Jack Williams has been a patient at the hospital and in a coma. He is an amputee with more than just the loss of part of a leg, his injures are not just physical but spiritual and emotional. Deep in his subconscious, he can hear Raylyn reading to him and her laughter, which helps bring him back to the world of the living. As their friendship forms, fate and misunderstandings hamper the friendship and budding relationship. Sometimes when we are afraid, rather than face it head on, we turn and run away.
This story is the journey that both Raylyn and Jack must travel before they can accept, forgive, heal and fall in love. The part of Mexico that they wind up in the mission field is full of corruption, evil and those who want to destroy anyone who is a Christian. You can help but admire these Christian people and their love and sacrifice to serve the truth living God. This story is told in a way that shares the life of Christian people without preaching to an individual about God.
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This review was submitted by: Kathy Heare Watts