otterly into youREVIEWED BY J.M. NORTHUP

A Heartwarming Gem!
I didn’t know what to expect from this short story. I’ve just been on a reading jag that includes WWI and WWII material. Thankfully, I found this little gem!!
I absolutely loved this story. It transcends time and retains its validity today – supposed enemies finding a connection surprising ways… beautiful!
What I loved is the simplicity of kindness expressed. The way a mundane moment changed Neil’s perspectives… the trust and friendship between Neil, Mike, and the Slades… moving.
What didn’t I like? That too many live the truth this story depicted about war.
If you enjoy historical fiction – well, if you just want to read a moving and heartwarming tale – I recommend this short story. It’s well worth it!

A Sweet Tale
I saw this book on another blog. Immediately the cover drew me in. On reading the review I knew it would be something I would also enjoy.
I liked the main character Lieutenant Neil Hudson. The camaraderie he had with his troop appealed to me. The banter and jokes made me smile and I could imagine them ribbing each other daily. I really felt for Neil as he struggled with homesickness, during the festive season.
There was nothing I particularly disliked about the story except that it came to an end too quickly. I’d like to have known that he got home to his own family.
Overall, I found it a gentle read. The author took the circumstances of Neil’s predicament and feelings to weave it into this heart-warming tale. Kindness can go a long way, and this story showed that.
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