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Today Angela from Feeding My Addiction Book Reviews is sharing ➜ Vanguard by C. J. Markusfeld

Review: Vanguard by C. J. MarkusfeldVanguard
Published by Self-Published
on July 17th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 245


Sophie Swenda, a refugee aid expert, is accustomed to saving lives on a grand scale. It becomes more than a job when the person she needs to save is the man she loves.

Michael Nariovsky-Trent, a Baltic-born American doctor, vanished months ago after joining the resistance in the Soviet Republic. Sophie believes he’s trapped inside the fences and barbed wire of a sinister refugee camp, lost in a sea of freezing, starving prisoners of war.

Despite her long-ago failed romance with Michael, Sophie’s always believed their time would come – no matter how unlikely it seems to everyone around them. His blazing temper, her obstinacy, and their shared brilliance and competitiveness have made the road to love a rocky one. More than a decade after they separated, they’re too stubborn to forgive past mistakes … and still too in love to move on.

She embarks on a mission like no other before. Unless Sophie can find him, their long-delayed chance at love will be lost forever. With the world’s security forces deadlocked and the camp’s commander seeking vengeance, Sophie is on her own. She must bargain for the life of the man she loves – and everyone else in the camp – before the commander destroys them all.


Review on Feeding My Addiction, click here.

Everything I want from a book, Vanguard had it in spades! This was a modern-day war story and in my review, I compared this book to The Bronze Horseman, and I think that may have been a mistake. 1) I don’t like it when other people make comparisons and 2) the only similar aspect was a war story…

BUT, this book rocked my world when I read it. It was a beautiful love story with depth and exquisite writing and characters whose essence was captured brilliantly! It was gripping, it was thrilling, it was exceptionally good!

Special note [from my review]

I would be remiss if I didn’t point out for both the author’s benefit and the benefit of future readers, I acknowledge that this book may not be for everyone. As I mentioned before, this is not your typical romance. It is different, it is unique. It is an epic love story. So if you like different, unique atypical romance stories or are willing to try one, then this is the perfect book for you!


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