Chic Lit Cafe Review

The Relentless American by Sarina Rose

Alt="The Relentless American"The Relentless American by Sarina Rose

Synopsis:

The Relentless American is the story of Hannah, Daniel, and Sal. In some way or another, all three are victims of the Vietnam War. Will the wounds they suffer hinder a chance for Romance?

Chick Lit Cafe’s Review:

Insightful, Meaningful & Intriguing!

Love during the time of war.
The Vietnam age is creatively brought to life in this wonderful story written by Sarina Rose. With that era being full of anxiety, fear, wrongdoing and disaster, our author captures the essence of the life experience for many during that time.

The main character Hannah O’Brian, is a zealous anti-war advocate and protester. After college, she receives a marriage proposal from her friend Daniel MacIntyre, who is in the military reserve forces. When Hannah declines Daniel’s proposal, he walks away and enlists to serve in the army in a hospital in Japan. But instead, he finds himself in Vietnam amongst the heavy fire.

The main plot surrounds around the life of Hannah and the love that she has for the two men in her life, Daniel and Sal. As their lives become entwined, due to the war, readers will be turning the pages quickly and hungrily, seeking to find out what will happen next.
Hannah does have a slight air of entitlement and she is a bit spoiled. She can be somewhat unkind. But as she grows and matures, she becomes a well-loved character in the story. Readers will enjoy seeing her as she grows more mature and understanding. I loved the way Sarina Rose developed the character Hannah. She is a very realistic character. The reader will enjoy her, and the changes she goes through along the way, as the story progresses.

All of the main characters are very attractive and appealing in their personalities and actions.
Together, and individually, they each must face difficulties and make choices that are extremely hard to decide upon. The emotions in this novel run extremely high as we follow along with the lives of the characters and the sensational plot. Readers will find themselves experiencing, perhaps the familiar, feelings of loss, desire, love and hope.

Set in the early 70’s, during the Vietnam War, older readers will be moved by this story as they recall the events and memories of that time. For younger readers, not only will they get a very interesting history lesson, but they will be thrilled by the storyline and the satisfying ending.

This the first book that I have read by Sarina Rose, and it won’t be the last.
I found her writing to be very insightful and delightful. She has a unique experienced way of pulling the plot together and weaving the characters within.

Chick Lit Cafe highly recommends this wonderful period piece of realistic and outstanding fiction.

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Newly found World War II Pillow Sham

A perfect gift I wish I had as an accompaniment to THE RELENTLESS BRIT
http://amzn.to/1DUA8t6

I cannot buy the sham, but you can buy the novel that starts in 1941 just before U.S. entered the war after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Don Lamoureux: In this photo taken, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, Don Lamoureux displays a World War II era pillow sham at a senior center in Millville, Mass., which his son purchased from an online auction site. Dominic O’Gara had mailed the elaborate pillow sham from his U.S. Army base in California to his mother in Millville in 1942. The Lamoureux's tried to find the soldier’s relatives to give it to them, but were unable to find any. The plan now is to put the sham on display in the town’s senior center, just yards from the house where the O’Gara family once lived.

In this photo taken, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, Don Lamoureux displays a World War II era pillow sham at a senior center in Millville, Mass., which his son purchased from an online auction site. Dominic O’Gara had mailed the elaborate pillow sham from his U.S. Army base in California to his mother in Millville in 1942. The Lamoureux’s tried to find the soldier’s relatives to give it to them, but were unable to find any. The plan now is to put the sham on display in the town’s senior center, just yards from the house where the O’Gara family once lived.

Don Lamoureux: In this photo taken, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, Don Lamoureux, of Millville, Mass., displays a World War II era postal envelope at a senior center, in Millville, Mass., that contained a pillow sham, which his son purchased from an online auction site. Dominic O’Gara had mailed the pillow cover from his U.S. Army base in California to his mother in Millville in 1942. The Lamoureux's tried to find the soldier’s relatives to give it to them, but were unable to find any. The plan now is to put the sham on display in the town’s senior center, just yards from the house where the O’Gara family once lived.

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By MARK PRATT, Associated Press