Title: The Soldier’s Homecoming
Author: Donna Alward
Line: Harlequin Romance
Release month: March 2008
The S-Factor: Sweet
A hero for his country—home to win her heart!
Jonas Kirkpatrick left town to be a soldier without ever looking back. But Shannyn saw him every day in her little girl's green eyes.…
Six years later, Jonas has come home, changed utterly from the carefree boy Shannyn once knew. Hardened by war, Jonas can't allow himself to open his heart.
Until he discovers what he left behind—the unbreakable bond with a child he never knew existed, and the enduring love of the only woman who can make him whole again.
If you like the emotive storytelling of Lucy Gordon and Rebecca Winters, you will simply adore Donna Alward’s latest Harlequin Romance, The Soldier’s Homecoming!
Shannyn Smith had fallen head over heels in love with the gorgeous Jonas Fitzpatrick, but when he left town to become a soldier, Shannyn knew that she might never see Jonas ever again. However, Jonas had left her with a token of his love: a baby! Every time she looks at little Emma, Shannyn remembers the passion which she had felt in Jonas’ arms – even though she hasn’t seen him for six years. But when Jonas comes back home, Shannyn realizes that she’s got some explaining to do.
Jonas has changed since the last time she clapped eyes on him – he’s scarred, angry and hardened by war. When he realizes that Emma is his daughter, Jonas is furious that Shannyn kept her a secret, but he’s determined to make up for lost time and to get to know his child.
However, Jonas has got no intention of pursuing a relationship with Shannyn. But the attraction between the two of them has never wavered, however, will Jonas realize that Shannyn is the one woman who can make him whole again?
The Soldier’s Homecoming is one of the most moving romances I’ve ever read! Tender, poignant, dramatic and heartrending, Donna Alward will tug at your heartstrings and make you cry buckets, as she takes you on a wonderfully affecting journey that will simply leave you breathless!
Donna Alward is a bright new jewel in the Harlequin Romance crown and I cannot wait to read more wonderful stories by this talented storyteller!
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Stickability Factor (will they have a happily ever after) ♥♥♥♥♥