Sep 17, 2015

Book Review: Brides of War by June Tate

Review by Suze

Gracie and Valerie are both war brides who are on their way to America to be reunited with their husbands. Gracie married Jeff who's living in Barton, a small mountain town. They move in with his parents, because Jeff doesn't have enough money for a place of their own yet. Valerie married Ross, who's working for his father's law firm in New York. They move into a beautiful luxurious apartment. Soon the two women find out that nothing is as it seems and life with their new husbands might not be as ideal as they initially thought...

Gracie is such a sweet girl and I didn't want anything to happen to her. She doesn't deserve what's coming to her at all. I felt so bad for her and was glad that although most things weren't all right some good things were happening as well. Valerie is much more talented than she thought and she soon discovers she can have a life of her own in America. Her husband isn't very supportive, but I knew she would be all right. Both women have to go through a lot. Life isn't just sunshine and happiness and I liked that June Tate didn't avoid the bad moments. She never sugarcoated them or let them be balanced with an exact amount of good. Still the book isn't negative at all.

I found a few editing mistakes, but not enough to be bothered. I liked the story so much that I looked past them and continued enjoying the story. I loved that it isn't heavy and that the story is fast paced. A lot happens at once and Brides of War is never boring. The friendship between Gracie and Valerie is beautiful and that special connection makes the story even better. They both go their different ways, but they never forget each other. I think War Brides is a wonderful read about life, relationships, friendship, finding yourself and difficult but necessary decisions.


  1. Sounds really good. Love a book that is not boring. Keeps you wanting to go on. Thanks for the review

  2. I'm so glad you are feeling better. I have missed your posts :)


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