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Book ç Your Gift to Me Å 270 pages Download ↠ Moneyexpresscard Æ Set primarily in Hawaii this Military SuperRomance celebrates the redemptive powers of love and laughter Nearly ten years after Emily Ann Meade's husband died in a fiery Special Operations helicopter crash in the Gulf War grief stiE Emily to be like smoke smoke that surrounds and envelopes him but that he can't uite grasp He is intrigued by the first woman who has made him feel alive since his wife died of breast cancer Allowing her mind to wander through fields of dreams on which she can't afford the emotional mortgage Emily lowers her barriers and discovers Ted's greatest virtue He makes the ordinary feel sublime Healing in shared confidences solidifies their relationship As Emily becomes the vivacious woman she was before her husband's death devastated her spirit her worst fear resurfaces Ted's suadron suffers a third mysterious F 16 crash Te Although YOUR GIFT TO ME by Bonnie B Latino and Bob Vale is classified as a military romance this book breaks the boundaries of genre It’s not what anyone would expect to find when searching the bookstore shelves for a romance novel or a warrior’s tale This is a love story that will resonate with anyone who lives in a dangerous world Those in the military and all whose work takes them where life is virtually all about Life and Death will understand the implications inherent in these pages perhaps better than the rest of us but one cannot help but feel the intensity underpinning this story Air Force widow Emily Meade and F 16 Viper pilot Colonel Ted Foley are two of the most refreshing characters I've met in the past few years of reading popular fiction Are they challenged by what life has thrown at them? Oh yes Deeply so But do they succumb to the deep dark doubts that often plague us all? No they don't No matter how much smoke stings their eyes and deadens their senses Ted and Emily make their way to the nearest exit breathe deeply and learn to love intensely in the moment given that anticipation of another day may not be possible I was impressed by how well they worked their way—together— through dark times—with class and humor And when it comes to humor who can resist that colorful character N'awlins? She constantly outdoes herself I do hope the authors will have a say when the time comes to cast this movie role because ueen Latifa would be perfect for the part I think the thing I liked most about this story is how both Em and Ted gradually enhance each others perceptions of their respective worlds I love how Ted gently brushes away Em's pain and gradually helps her to re build her own self confidence and I admire how Emily helps Ted reconstruct a true sense of himself Like the tiny origami boxes full of hopes and dreams that Ted gives to Em Bonnie Latino and Bob Vale fill this story with perfect moments Just as these two unforgettable characters selflessly give tender gifts to one another the authors offer us layer upon layer of personal enrichment and a deeper emotional understanding of the human condition YOUR GIFT TO ME explores Duty Honor Country Intrigue and Love A love so profound that its embrace heals two deeply wounded hearts

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Set primarily in Hawaii this Military SuperRomance celebrates the redemptive powers of love and laughter Nearly ten years after Emily Ann Meade's husband died in a fiery Special Operations helicopter crash in the Gulf War grief still follows her like a second skin shadow Still single and emotionally guarded she clings to her vow never to get involved with another man committed to a dangerous profession until she meets charismatic F 16 Viper pilot Colonel Ted Foley in Hawaii Although she is attracted to Ted he is assigned to a fighter wing that has recently lost two pilots in unexplained air crashes Ted finds the elusiv This is the first book I have read by Ms Latino and Bob Vale I was very impressed with their writing style character development and story line The romantic development between Emily and Ted was poignantly beautiful especially in the way they helped each other cope with the grief of the loss of their first spouses Their use of imagery to give themselves a place of peace was beautifully written Look forward to reading another book from this writing team

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Your Gift to MeRrified that his life could be in danger and she will be left to suffer the emotional conseuences she pushes him away again Their relationship shatters Emily must find a path through her emotional minefields or risk never discovering that she's rejecting the only type of man to whom she is genuinely attracted and a man whose life could be in danger Ultimately Ted and Emily discover that grief like joy is finite but love is infinite Written from alternate he saidshe said points of view this full length novel will appeal to anyone age eighteen to eighty who reuires both entertainment and substance in their leisure readin Kindle Edition 5 Star – some spoilers The Prologue propelled me into the story which opens with Major Gary Meade in his Pave Hawk helicopter on that fateful January 1991 Surface to air missiles “widow makers” are all around him and his prayerful plea is “Lord don’t let any of our guys go down tonight” LOC 157 At the same time Emily is at their home near Hurlburt Field watching CNN’s live coverage of the Gulf War as many of us were and sees the horror that is all around She closes her eyes and whispers “Please God keep Gary safe” LOC 170 At the end of the prologue we read that the helicopter’s main rotor blade cute the cockpit in half and Gary was gone The next day when the officers come to tell her of Gary’s death she isn’t surprised she already knows Yes this was a story that centers around the military but really it is much It is about life love death grief surviving and loving again in the middle of living life The body of this story centers on two people learning to live again; Air Force pilot Ted a widower who lost his wife to cancer a year previous and Emily the widow of deceased Air Force pilot Gary As readers we meet this couple on their first blind date we connect to them as they also grow closer to each other via their email communications Emily is a columnist accustomed to delicately draping words around; Ted is pilot with the heart of a poet as he weaves magical healing to Emily’s heart and slips love in between each line In one email he writes Emily about an article she wrote “I’ve read your story several timesWith only a few words you captured the emotions that Chief Roset’s death generated in his son You are an artist with an ear for language and an eye for the colors in which you paint vivid word pictures” LOC 1252 He then writes her about his last trip to Arlington National Cemetery “The repetition of identical graves struck me as sterile but as I walked among the markers I knew that buried beneath each one lay a uniue story of a lifeThe graves form a collective celebration of men and women who fought and served” LOC 1264 1271 Emily’s response to this beautiful melding of meaning and imagery written by Ted was her “resentment of Arlington fell away” and that Gary’s grave became a part of history LOC 1271 The email communications weave through the story I thought the email snippet in chapter fourteen was romantic Ted asks Emily to look for one perfect flower when she is out jogging He tells her to “kiss the bloom but leave it on the stem for others to enjoy” LOC 1461 The story has a mystery concerning unexplained plane crashes which also precipitates a cooling of the relationship between Ted and Emily Emily is reminded once again that being married to a pilot is hazardous In the last few chapters we see a resolution in the mystery restoration in Emily as she comes to peace concerning her past and rests in God’s plans and ways as well as a discerning refinement in Ted as he understands the full extent of what Emily lost ten years ago As Emily is sitting in the Memorial Service for her late husband Major Gary Meade and his men she hears the chaplain’s message as a balm to her soul “Grief is a pilgrimage on which we must each trek at our individual pace Some of us take longer to reach the ultimate destinationGod sometimes sends a special person into our lives to help us achieve itwhen we need them most One person can be the spark that begins the healing process” LOC 4641 4647 With tears in her eyes Emily realizes Ted was that person The end of Chapter 24 and into 25 made for a powerful denouement After glowing praise for this book I have to express my annoyance with the character of N’awlins I did not enjoy her vocabulary her personality or demeanor That said there was one funny exchange between Emily N’awlins When N’awlins is invited on a date to a banuet by a professional man whom she really likes she comes to Emily for advice because of her concern about her ability to fit in with his colleagues Emily tells her “Don’t show any cleavage cracks or crevices” LOC 2924 A solid beautiful story that lingers even after you are finished