This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Grant Leishman for Readers' Favorite
Bond of Brothers: Danger Close by Robert James Saniscalchi is unapologetically a novella that focuses on the bonds that are formed in times of war and on the armed forces of the United States. When seventeen-year-old Emma Sincol was contemplating life after high school in small-town Maryland, one of the colleges she was considering was St. John’s College in Annapolis, where her high school friend Linda was going. As she sat in her room contemplating her future, the thought struck her that she could enlist in the armed forces, like her father, who had met her mother whilst he was serving in the Navy. The Air Force, however, had more appeal and she dreamed of the possibilities of learning to fly and possibly flying fighter jets. Meanwhile, at the Army Special Forces Training Camp at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, U.S. Army Corporal Jason Patrick, an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran, had decided to make the Army his career and was about to embark on the grueling journey of attempting to qualify for the Army’s Special Forces unit. Both Emma and Jason would find their paths in life bringing them together in the white-hot environment of Afghanistan, where they would be part of the coalition fighting against Iranian state-sponsored, terrorism.
Bond of Brothers: Danger Close is as realistic a portrayal I have read thus far of the extremes of calm and frantic action that define a conflict in today’s modern, highly-mechanized armed services. Author Robert James Saniscalchi has created a set of characters that are real, believable, and as prone to doubt as any normal person but who also believe they owe a greater duty to their fellow combatants, their missions, and their country as a whole. The author’s no-nonsense, tell it as it happens style of delivery is easy to read and absolutely riveting. That he also manages to incorporate a sweet romance and love story into the action-packed adventure is a real credit to both his research and his obvious extensive base knowledge of military procedures and protocols. I particularly appreciated that he presented the military actions of the “heroes” in this story with little to no hyperbole and did not shy away from the idea that in war even good people can die. For me, the book was a single sit-down read as each chapter begged the reader to see where this went next. That there is excellent character development of Emma and Jason despite the brevity of the novella is again a credit to the author. I really enjoyed this story and only wished it had been longer. This is a book that I can highly recommend and will definitely be seeking out more of this author’s work.