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Reviewed by Foluso Falaye for Readers' Favorite
Avoiding Muddy Foxholes by Jim Loveless is an inspiring, against-all-odds story about a bombardier who escaped death narrowly in different situations while fighting for the US in World War II. Dick, Jim's father, was in the early stages of his relationship with beautiful Mary when he answered the call to fight for his country. In the camp of the enemy, Dick's love for golf, his faith in God, and his cheerful spirit kept him from losing all hope. While some letters got delivered and others weren't, he hoped to get back to his family in one piece. The journey, however, was fraught with loss, physically challenging paths, and emotional turmoil. From a heartwarming engagement and a frightening first date marked by an intimidating father to a terrible plane crash and becoming a prisoner of war, Jim's book is a rollercoaster of ups and downs.
Jim Loveless takes time to develop the themes, allowing readers to get familiar with them and enjoy the story's smooth progression. The horrors of war and the sweetness of love merge like the yin and yang symbols to create a rich and deeply immersing account. I was seriously emotional when Dick received news about his daughter while facing the possibility of death. Though told from a third-person perspective, the book is highly captivating, as the author recreates the protagonist's real-time experience. Avoiding Muddy Foxholes is one of those true stories that's so amazing it feels like a movie. If you enjoy historical books and nonfiction tales about war, you will love this one. I can't get over its grand feel and the sensational love story left me speechless and smiling like I'd won the lottery long after I'd finished reading it.