Disclaimer: The Attic Life received the book ‘Combats and Kisses’ from the Faye Rogers Authoright in exchange for a review.
I have been a fan of Victorian-era writings however, historical fiction hasn’t been my cup of tea. Combats and Kisses though, an amalgamation of romance and historical fiction, didn’t seem fit with my literary taste buds.
This ARC turned into a DNF (did not finish) for me. I tried to work my way through the plotline but failed miserably to cross the 30% threshold.
However, let’s understand that my review in no way denotes the fact that this book is a NO READ. For someone who enjoys slow reads that has a classy mix of contemporary fiction, Victorian-era + Scandinavian setting – Combats and Kisses would simply do a fabulous job.
Read along to know more about the book.
There comes a time (race against time phrase) in life when you have to walk away from your family and surround yourself with people who will be your everlasting friends, people who will be there for you in times of need, and people that will never let you suffer alone. As a sixteen-year-old lad, and still attached to my mother’s apron strings, I decided to fulfil my teenage dreams and join the Army. This is a true in-depth encounter spanning over ten years of military service. How the next ten years unfolded is something I felt I needed to share with the world. Basic training, military pranks, letters from our loved ones, the endless civil war in Northern Ireland, heartache, bullying, and last but not least, our fallen heroes. Feeling all alone as I waited for the train to arrive to take (take with a grain of salt idiom) me away from my family and friends is a day I shall never forget.
Information about the Book
Title: Combats & Kisses
Author: P. W. Wolfendale
Release Date: 7th May 2019
Page Count: 634
Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45162858-combats-kisses
Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Combats-Kisses-P-W-Wolfendale-ebook/dp/B07QL3T11S
About the Author:
P.W. Wolfendale was brought up in the town of Nantwich Cheshire and now lives a few miles away in Shavington Crewe. He works as a Driving Instructor, and has done so for the last 27 years. He is married with four grown up children, and one of them ironically lives in N’Ireland close to Londonderry. Combats and Kisses is his second book. His first book, Driving to L and Back is a collection of small stories with comedy sketches.
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