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True valor [text (large print)] / Dee Henderson.

By: Henderson, Dee.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Uncommon heroes: 2.Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2004Description: 483 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1594150362(lg. print).Other title: True valour.Subject(s): Americans -- Euphrates River Valley -- Fiction | Euphrates River Valley -- Fiction | Air pilots, Military -- Fiction | Women air pilots -- FictionGenre/Form: Christian fiction. | Romance fiction.DDC classification:
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Lieutenant Grace "Gracie" Yates spent her deployment catapulting off the deck of the USS George Washington in an F/A-18 Hornet. A self-assured naval aviator, she was flying to keep the peace while being ready for war. Major Bruce "Striker" Stanton, Air Force Pararescue Jumper, had been pulling pilots and Special Forces soldiers from behind enemy lines for twelve years. Bruce knew Grace was too good a pilot not to draw the tough flight assignments. She was on the front lines. If she got in trouble, his unit would get the call. With demanding jobs, deployed to different locations, they kept their relationship alive by writing love letters. In the face of danger, they both leaned on the truth that God is sufficient no matter what the circumstances.

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Publishers Weekly Review

If timing is everything, Henderson has it in spades as she launches the second novel in her inspirational suspense/romance series Uncommon Heroes, spotlighting military maneuvers in the Middle East. Navy Lt. Grace "Gracie" Yates is a tough, blue-eyed brunette who has a passion for flying harrowing missions. She's on the radar screen of Air Force Maj. Bruce "Striker" Stanton, who is looking for a long-term relationship despite his and Gracie's military careers, which separate them for long stretches. Henderson avoids mushy romantic cliches almost to a fault her characters are chaste, even by conservative standards, and Bruce and Gracie's first kiss is as lukewarm as old dishwater. But fresh touches of humor mixed with hair-raising rescue scenes keep readers involved, and there's enough Scripture and God talk to please the CBA market. The characterizations are wonderfully done, right down to Bruce's elderly hound dog, Emily, although overlong stretches of dialogue dilute the quality of some of the writing. The pace is often mired in incomprehensible military jargon ("She'd been given vectors to a KC-135 tanker on angels 12 as a backup, but there wasn't a bright billboard to tell her where it was in its pattern"), but readers can bail themselves out by using the glossary provided, which will be well-thumbed by the final page. Henderson's military themes and her strong, career-minded female characters are fairly original for the CBA market, and this latest installment should help build steam for the series. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved