Book Two launched August 8th and to celebrate I have lowered the price of Book One for a limited time to 99 cents. I am so excited to have this story in print. It is a soldier’s story, more importantly a story of overcoming hardship.
Some snippets of reviews:
Drawn in from the first chapter, it was easy to see that this would be an adventure filled story, and I couldn’t wait to be along for the ride. I fell in love with the long suffering Tom Tanner – wearing his heart on his sleeve for everyone else to see but him. This little snippet of him feeling ignored cracked me up. “Well I was right here, wasn’t I? Faithful and true like always, burying the dead, delivering the children, drying the tears. So where did she think I was?” His Addie seemed fragile – however she proves to be anything but that as their relationship develops. Very enjoyable from start to finish.
By Janet Lessley on July 5, 2015
People read books for many reasons — to learn, to be entertained, to find comfort, to find one’s self, to escape. It is rare that one comes across a book that satisfies so many aspects of reading, but when that book is found, it is to be treasured, to be cherished. Such is the case with master storyteller Diane Munier’s epic work, My Wounded Solder: Part One: Fight for Glory.
The first in a two part series, My Wounded Soldier: Part One: Fight for Glory is set in the American Midwest, just after the end of the Civi War. A bloodied nation begins to mend, its citizens — soldiers and civilians alike — weary, wounded, if not by bullets then by sorrow. It is against this backdrop that we meet Tom Tanner – an ex-soldier, back to working his family’s farm, wounded in spirit, haunted by his actions on the battlefield, a hero to all but himself. One morning, he hears the panicked call for help by a young boy at a neighboring farm. And upon answering that call, Tom finds another bloodied battlefield, the only survivors the young boy and his now-widowed mother, Addie Varn. And it is here that Tom begins his journey of love, self-discovery, confession and redemption.
Written in a prose that is at times breathtaking, Diane Munier takes us into the heart and mind of Tom, struggling with his inner demons as he heads out to reclaim his life, spurred on by his steadfast love for Addie. In a time when adventure could be found around the next bend, and all a man required was a good horse and a steady aim, Munier keeps the action at an even, but rapid pace, reminiscent of a Larry McMurtry novel. Tanner’s voice is authentic, clear, purposeful — never wavering as he awakens from the numbness of his soul.
Diane uses the most amazing descriptions and expressions from the post-Civil War era that capture the imagination as well as make the reader smile and burst out laughing, and other times make the reader hold their breath in anticipation or cry over moving events.
Tom Tanner is a man of action who gets things done and also a man with strong emotions and sentiments for his family and friends.
The storyline is fresh and interesting and holds the reader’s attention from beginning to end.
This is an outstanding historical romance on an epic scale. This will become an all time favorite for many readers.
By Vicki M