Two Hearts Find Christmas

Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance Book 5

Romance - Contemporary
263 Pages
Reviewed on 08/06/2018
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Author Biography

Writing steamy yet sweet compassionate stories of fate that are wonderfully romantic, Tamara Ferguson is the multi-award winning, Amazon Top 100 & #1 International Bestselling Author of the Tales of the Dragonfly Romance Suspense Series, the Kissed By Fate Series, the Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance Series, the Daydreams & Dragonflies Sweet Romance Series & the Tales From Dragonfly Pointe Short Story Series.

Her wounded warrior romances have won fourteen awards including five Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards with Two Hearts Unbroken earning the Bronze (2018), Two Hearts Unspoken earning the Silver (2016) & Two Hearts Find Christmas earning the GOLD Medal in Military Fiction (2018.) Two Hearts’ Christmas Wish is the #13 BEST INDIE BOOK of 2017 as well a 2017 IAN Book of the Year Finalist, along with A Kiss Upon A Star.

Two Hearts Surrendered was also a New Apple Romance Selection for excellence in Indie Publishing. Two Hearts Unbroken & Two Hearts Surrendered are currently 2018 TOP SHELF finalists.

Along with the 2015 Romance Reviews Readers’ Choice Award Winner That Unforgettable Kiss, Two Hearts Surrendered & Two Hearts Unspoken were also finalists for the 2016 IAN Book of The Year. Tales of the Dragonfly In Tandem was a romance finalist in the Indie Excellence Awards, while Tales of the Dragonfly In Flight was a romance suspense winner at the Readers' Favorite International Book Awards.

A member of the RWA, the Authors' Billboard and the Independent Authors' Book Network, her stories have been included in several #1 bestselling anthologies.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite

A wounded veteran, blinded while on an overseas mission, comes back to the home he left in disgrace to find himself being nursed by the girl he secretly loved so many years before in the thrilling romance novel, Two Hearts Find Christmas (Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance Book 5) by Tamara Ferguson. When Josh rescues young Nina from two men who have assaulted her, they share a magical moment at the mystical, legendary Dragonfly Pointe. The next day, Josh helps the authorities capture his father in criminal activities and goes into witness protection, leaving Crystal Cove and never expecting to return. Nina's mother dies soon after, leaving Nina to fend for herself. Over a decade later, Nina is a nurse at the Wounded Warriors facility at Crystal Cove, tending those who dedicated their lives to their country and need to recover from injuries or help to reenter society. Right before the Christmas holidays, Nina is surprised to discover her long ago crush, Josh, is her new patient being transferred from Washington, D.C. Will he remember her?

The exciting and heart-warming romantic novel Two Hearts Find Christmas by Tamara Ferguson has an unexpected military aspect that is enlightening as well as entrancing. As the story unfolds, some of the dilemmas the soldiers have to face when they return is brought to the surface and lightly addressed. It is a touching and unforgettable tale of a damaged body and soul learning to thrive and love. The romantic facet of the plot is delicately woven into a web of suspense tinged with a sense of danger, giving the reader a feeling of excitement and mystery. Love and suspense are combined with the menace of an unknown threat, making this novel a gripping and spectacular read for those who are romance fans. Because of the somewhat explicit sensual scenes, this is more suitable for mature readers.

Grant Leishman

There is a legend in Crystal Rock, Wisconsin that a kiss shared in the Crystal Rock Cave is a kiss for all eternity. When Josh kissed Nina, as frightened teenagers, little did either of them realise that many years later their lives would again be thrown together, and the possibility of the legend coming true would be manifest. Josh returns to his home town just before Christmas, a wounded hero from Iraq, a wounded warrior, no less. When he enters the Crystal Rock Wounded Warrior’s Rehabilitation Centre, he is reunited with Nina, now a nurse. Can either of them rise above their troubled childhoods and find true love, despite the past that keeps returning to haunt them? This is the premise of Two Hearts Find Christmas by Tamara Ferguson. This is the fifth book in the series based around Crystal Rock, former FBI Special Agent Jake Loughlin, and his family and friends.

This is not the first Tamara Ferguson novella I’ve read and, indeed, not the first Wounded Warrior novella either. Different characters within the group that make up the Jake Loughlin circle of family and friends are explored in each of these stories. Josh and Nina, as characters, were easy to identify with and to root for. Both had had difficult, traumatic childhoods and Ferguson dealt with some potentially horrific subject matter with sensitivity and grace. Some might argue the romance plot is fairly formulaic, but Ferguson gives much more depth to the stories with her complicated backstory and continuity of history through the years. Definitely Two Hearts Find Christmas is a chilling reminder of the evil that does exist out there among us, but also a sweet reminder of the sanctity and power of true love, plus the indomitable human spirit that triumphs over adversity and works for good. Although I’m not American, it was perhaps appropriate that I read this tale over Memorial Day weekend, as Americans honour the many fallen as well as the multitude of wounded warriors.

Jack Magnus

Two Hearts Find Christmas: Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance, Book 5 is a contemporary military romance novel written by Tamara Ferguson. While this is the fifth book in Ferguson’s series, each of these novels can be read on its own. That said, this series is so excellent, I’d recommend reading every one of them, as I have. Josh Turner grew up as the stereotypical bad boy; one of the guys good girls knew to stay far away from. His dad was a violent and abusive man who kept Josh and his little brother Luke living in a continual state of fear. Nina Chandler and Josh had several things in common. While Josh’s mother had left when he was young, Nina’s dad had died in service, and her mom was ill throughout her teen years. Nina somehow managed to combine being her mom’s caregiver while going to school, but it was a struggle. Both of them left Crystal Rock, Wisconsin when they were young adults. Josh was recruited to be part of an elite covert military team, and Nina went to nursing school. Their paths would somehow lead them both back to Crystal Rock some fifteen years later. Nina had been hired at the Crystal Rock Wounded Warrior Home as an R.N. She was excited and concerned to read that Josh would be arriving there soon. Nina had always had a crush on Josh when she was growing up. Reading about his extensive injuries, especially his blindness, made her wonder how she would be able to help him recover.

Two Hearts Find Christmas is a well-written and engrossing story that combines romance and the holidays with some serious issues including PTSD, war injuries and child abuse. I’ve enjoyed every one of the Two Hearts Wounded Warrior books and was pleased to have the opportunity to read and review this one. As with the others, I soon found myself happily involved with life in Crystal Rock and Dragonfly Pointe, and the remarkable people who live there and work to help returning veterans heal and start new lives. Josh, his brother, Luke, and Nina are marvelous main characters and learning of their early struggles and challenges gets the reader deeply involved in their present day lives and aware of the problems adults, who still bear the scars of abuse, face in living fully. I also loved seeing how Josh finds his dog, Ralph, who, while not entirely suitable as a service dog, seems to succeed quite well in making his new human companion smile. I’m looking forward to the next Wounded Warrior military romance book. Two Hearts Find Christmas: Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance, Book 5 is most highly recommended.