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LACE AND HONOR
SAMMIE WARD
ISBN#: 978-0984107629
October 2009
Lady Leo
P.O. Box 14283, Silver Spring, MD 20911
Trade Paperback
$6.99
292 Pages
Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4 Cups

Kayla is a Sergeant in the Army. She hopes to use the Green to Gold program to get into nursing school. She had to quit college when she ran out of money and this program is a good way to get an education. She has a little bit of a crush on her boss, but besides it being against the rules, she has to concentrate on her education and career right now.

Paul is a medic in the orthopaedic unit at Walter Reed Hospital. He likes his job, but he has always dreamed of entering the Special Forces like his cousin. He is waiting for word that he has been accepted.

Neither Kayla nor Paul are in the right time or place to start a relationship, but love has other plans for them. Despite her misgivings and her crush on another man, Paul works his way into her heart. They are both heading in opposite directions however, and Kayla is not sure that their love is strong enough to survive separation or worse.

This is a very good story about the lives of the men and women in the military. The author seems to have a good grasp of the details of their lives and a gift for describing them. Paul and Kayla are very realistic people that you will feel you know personally; their very emotional story is quite gripping. The two subplots of Timothy and Liz and their impending child, and Marissa and her less than happy love life, add another dimension to the story. There are some ethnic and musical references that are directed at African American readers, but they only detracted a little from the story. I really enjoyed Paul and Kayla’s story, meeting their friends, and getting a little insight into the lives of military personnel.

Maura
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