True Surrender
by Tracy Cramer-Kelly

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011. ISBN 978-1-466-24241-8.
Reviewed by Sharon Wildwind
Posted on 12/30/2012

Fiction: Christian; Fiction: Romance

People come back into our lives in the most unexpected ways. Ten years ago Holly Rossiter and Arron Bricewick broke up. Now Arron has been tortured in Afghanistan and Holly is a member of the rehabilitation team caring for him. His recovery will be long and painful, assuming he survives at all.

Aaron needs her medical skills, but he also needs a friend. Holly can't be both and her dilemma is which one would be best for Aaron, for her, and for her son, Nicholas.

My familiarity with this kind of situation goes back to the Vietnam era. Reading this book, I realized nothing had changed. Yes, it is a different kind of war and medical improvements have happened. The inner struggles are still the same for both returning soldiers and the people who love them, and, in the end, sometimes love accomplishes what high-tech medicine can't.

As well as military and romance themes, this is unabashedly a Christian book. It is also a wonderful story about hope, determination, and the real costs of war.

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Tracey Cramer-Kelly is an author and singer/musician. Two of her novels, Last Chance Rescue and True Surrender, are Indie Book Awards Finalists. True Surrender also won a Gold Medal from the Military Writers Society of America. Tracey's writing draws from her experience as an Army Reserve paramedic and exposure to helicopter medivac. Visit her website.

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