“My name’s Bradley. I’m eight and have cancer. I want to meet a Special Forces soldier more than anything. Well, almost anything. Having a family would be nice.”
U.S. Air Force pararescue jumper Joel Montgomery promised to make a sick child’s wish come true. Well, not the family part-not with Joel’s past. And so despite vowing never to set foot back in Refuge, Illinois, Joel parachuted onto the boy’s school lawn to a huge smile. But another smile unexpectedly stole Joel’s heart: that of Bradley’s beautiful teacher, Amber Stanton, who was trying to adopt the boy. And trying to show Joel it was time for new vows.
Cheryl Wyatt’s debut novel is a treat! The romance is engaging, the writing is solid but for me the best part was the depth of characterisation. In just under 240 small pages, Cheryl has created appealing characters living with hope and faith all the while struggling with heartache from their pasts.
Joel exudes capability and strength as an Air Force pararescue jumper yet is humanised by his fear of setting foot in his childhood home. Amber and Bradley are also multi layered and pivotal in Joel’s healing process. If you are looking to relax and enjoy a sparkling romance don’t go past A Soldier’s Promise and be sure to look out for it’s sequel, A Soldier’s Family, releasing March, 2008 from Steeple Hill.