The world is filled with people destined to help and to serve. Doctors, nurses, police, and firefighters—each and every day, these special people work to help others in times of need. Often, this means putting their own lives at risk in order to do their jobs. They give of themselves to benefit society, and they do it without any expectation of thanks.
And then there is the military…
These are the men and women who don’t head home to their families and safe homes to relax at the end of a shift. They are on the front lines, far from home and often fighting someone else’s battles because it is the right thing to do. Military families struggle to cope with the constant worry and the long periods of separation, staying strong to support those who serve in everything they do, and often are left to pick up the pieces when the highest price is paid.
Servicemen and women are heroes in the purest sense of the word. Even when the world’s gone mad and their hearts are breaking, one thing remains unchanged.
They have honour.
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A grieving woman's memories. A solider's decision. A husband's duty to his country. A family's letters to their solider. A father's legacy. A hero's welcome. Six short glimpses into the lives of the world's military and the lives of the people who love them.
Through these short stories told from a variety of view points, M.B. Feeney is able to convey the true emotions of each character. I was able to experience those feelings with each word. Grief, loss, love, and triumph wrapped up in only 122 pages. Each story is a small victory for Feeney and the ability to tell these stories in a unique conglomeration of ways.
After each heart tugging story, I had to take a breather to get each conveyed sentiment under control. If Feeney can elicit these responses from these short stories, I can't wait to read any other stories this author has to offer.
Thanks so much to M.B. Feeney for granting me with a copy of "Honour" in exchange for an honest review.
M. B. Feeney is an army brat who finally settled down in Birmingham, UK with her other half, two kids and a dog. Currently at university studying for her BA (Hons) in primary teaching, she procrastinates on her assignments by listening to music of all genres and trying to get ‘just one more paragraph’ written on whichever WIP is open. She is also a serious doodler and chocoholic. Writing has been her one true love ever since she could spell, and publishing is the final culmination of her hard work and ambition.Her publishing career began with two novellas, and she currently has a novel under way whilst Honour, a compilation of her own military based shorts, is due for release 1st November 2013. Always having something on the go can often lead to block which eventually gets dissolved by good music and an even better book.