Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Review + Tour GIVEAWAY: The Marine's Return by Rula Sinara

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

The Marine's Return
(From Kenya, with Love #6)
By Rula Sinara
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
January 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming

He can’t be her hero…

But he made a promise to keep her safe

Wounded marine Chad Corallis just wants to be left alone. Until he discovers his best friend’s very pregnant widow is in danger. A dedicated nurse, she refuses to leave her Serengeti medical clinic when it’s threatened by poachers. Chad is honor-bound to protect her, but who will save him from falling for his best friend’s wife?

My Thoughts

Rula Sinara’s From Kenya, with Love series has accomplished something that very few writers are able to achieve … introduced me to a land that I knew very little about, having usually avoided books with this setting, and made me not only fall in love with its vast beauty, but care deeply about its wildlife and people. Compelling and emotionally gripping, The Marine’s Return concludes the epic six-book series that will live on in my memory and that I highly recommend.

Romance fans will be delighted with Chad and Lexi’s story, but The Marine’s Return is so much more than a typical romance. Sinara’s writing flows easily across the page, conveys rich and vivid characters and scenes, and captured me emotionally from the first page. This story focuses on two humanitarian efforts – providing much-needed medical services to outlying villages in the Serengeti and exposing the crime of poaching for the cruel, terroristic act that it is.

There’s also a complexity to the characters that makes them so real and appealing. In an effort to carry on her deceased husband’s legacy, Lexi secures a nursing job at Hope’s clinic. Chad, who lives with physical, mental, and emotional scars from Afghanistan – and also considers himself responsible for the death of Lexi’s husband – reluctantly agrees to help with clinic security until a wounded poacher is captured. I especially connected with Chad emotionally and gained a deeper appreciation for our wounded heroes.

I really can’t say enough about this story and the whole series. Each story can stand alone, but reading the series in order provides greater continuity for characters and needs of the region. While I hate to leave Kenya, I greatly anticipate Sinara’s new Turtleback Beach series that begins in June of 2019.

Highly recommended.

I received a copy of this book through Prism Book Tours. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

Other Books in the Series

About the Author

National and USA Today Bestselling author Rula Sinara lives in rural Virginia with her family and crazy but endearing pets. She loves organic gardening, attracting wildlife to her yard, planting trees, raising backyard chickens and drinking more coffee than she'll ever admit to. Rula's writing has earned her a National Readers Choice Award and HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, among other honors. You can discover more about Rula at her blog A Writer’s Rush, on Twitter, on Facebook as RulaSinaraAuthor or on her website www.RulaSinara.com, where you can also sign up for her newsletter.

Tour Giveaway

- Autographed print copies of the first three books of the ‘From Kenya, With Love’ series – The Promise of Rain, After the Silence and Through the Storm.
- A set of three, 15x15in canvas tote bags featuring the first 3 covers of the ‘From Kenya, With Love’ series.
- A 12x18 Harlequin Heartwarming tote bag
- A ‘Teenie Beanie Baby’ (TY trademark) elephant named ‘Peanut’
- Bookmarks

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  1. I'm interested in learning more about Kenya, and the story sounds intriguing. I'm looking forward to reading it.

  2. i enjoyed reading the excerpt..sounds good.can't wait to read it

  3. Thanks so much for the wonderful review and thanks to everyone for the kind comments!:) I really loved writing this series.