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A Soldier’s Return, by Judy Christenberry

An American Romance from Harlequin, A Soldier’s Return is my first novel by Ms Christenberry, and the fourth title in her Children of Texas miniseries. I am not sure why, but I had truly high expectations for this book. Sadly, this is one of those times when the execution just doesn’t live up to the premise.

I disregarded the (oh man so awfully inaccurate!) back cover blurb, because… well, honestly, how often are they anything but awful and inaccurate?

Children of Texas

Coming Home…

Ever since he was a kid and his orphaned family split, sending him into foster care, Captain James Barlow knew he was a jinx to anyone he loves. He’d hidden out safely in the marines… until a detective found him and most of his siblings. The captain had seen battle, but no enemy made him uneasy like his newfound family—and the beautiful Carrie Rand.

Even before Jim walked into her Dallas P.I. office, Carrie had fallen for his photo. The square-jawed hunk she’d sought had starred nightly in her fantasies… until the real thing put the dream lover to shame. But how could Carrie transform the stoic ex-marine into a hot blooded man?

Heart, Home and Happiness—American Romance