Saturday, October 6, 2012

Saving the Rifleman by Julie Rowe

Saving the Rifleman
It's the Great War and Maria is a British nurse in  Belgium. Naturally, she sympathizes with the British. When a handsome wounded British soldier appears hiding in a closet of the hospital, she struggles to save them both... He needs to get home with some special information and after getting caught and almost raped by a German officer as she tries to save John, she has to run too.

But John has a wounded leg, Germans are stalking him after the Officer's humiliation, and Maria is falling hard for a man she feels is above her in society. Dare she part with the one thing of value she has on her person...her heart and her female charms?

Things happen in the heat of the moment...

The story was action packed with cute dialogue. There were moments of intense suspense when I thought they were going to die or not get away. The run doesn't stop with leaving the hospital. They have quite a few intense moments as they try to reach the border.

What I didn't like: At times it was TOO easy. I mean, really, the Germans didn't take us war twice and for so long by being stupid. Nobody looks in the closet? The chickens in the coop don't make a bunch of racket and alert the soldiers to the intruders? After his gunshot wound, already sewed up twice is kicked repeatedly, he can walk?

Some things didn't make sense to me, but in all, it's a good story, and the ending was fantastic! I love how Maria handles herself against a cousin. That is all I'll say.

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