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about Sharon Wildwind 2011-02-08 09:23:05
Hi, Sharon here. This comment contains a short blurb on each book in the series.
Some Welcome Home, 2005
Captain Elizabeth Pepperhawk survived Vietnam, but will she survive Fort Bragg? Whoever dressed a dead body in a World War II uniform, and put it in her bed at Normandy House, wants to shorten not only her military career, but her life.
First Murder in Advent, 2006
Ex-Captain Elizabeth Pepperhawk should have stayed in the army. She knew she wasn't convent material. Now, she can't decide which will kill her first, the nuns, hypothermia, or the ravages of a guilty conscience.
Soldier on the Porch, Five Star, 2007
If only the hospital hadn't exploded. Two men wouldn't be dead. Ex-Army Nurse Elizabeth Pepperhawk wouldn't be in trouble for coming to work intoxicated. Pepper’s friend and fellow Vietnam veteran, Avivah Rosen, wouldn't be face-to-face with her worst nightmare. When civilian life collapses around them, Pepper, Avivah, and their friend, Benny, organize their own private squad and go on patrol. That way lies murder.
Missing, Presumed Wed, 2009
Ex-Special Forces Sergeant Benny Kirkpatrick is one week away from marrying and, as he puts it, "I've seen courts martial that required less preparation than this wedding." While meeting relatives arriving for the wedding, Benny’s mother is abducted. Her abductor's body is discovered in the trunk of his car. Benny, Avivah and Pepper must put their romantic entanglements aside to find a killer. Will the price of justice tear Benny's family apart forever?
Loved Honor More - final book in the series (Currently with the publisher)
about Missing, Presumed Wed by Sharon Wildwind 2011-02-08 09:16:35
Sharon Wildwind has captured me for several hours once again. It is 1974. Her heroes, Avivah, the cop, and Pepper, the nurse, are sharing a house with their good friend Benny whose marriage to Lorraine is due to take place during the upcoming weekend. Wildwind is a master at creating characters who are psychologically complex and unfailingly interesting. She makes us aware of the tensions Viet Nam vets felt when returning to the States after the unpopular ending of an unpopular war.
~Judith Helburn, Story Circle Book Reviews
about Soldier on the Porch by Sharon Wildwind 2011-02-08 09:14:35
I thought this was terrific story with a solid cast of characters, all flawed in some way, but likeable. As the author spent time in Viet Nam as an army nurse herself, she offers an intriguing insider's view to this world, with just the right amount of detail. In Soldier on the Porch, Pepper is struggling with personal problems that may cost her job. Being Pepper, this doesn't stop her nosing into the death of an elderly patient at the veteran's hospital where she works. Their lives are further disrupted as a dark secret from the war returns to haunt Avivah and threaten her life and that of her friends.
~Mary Jane Maffani, Posted on DorothyL
about First Murder in Advent by Sharon Wildwind 2007-02-12 12:18:17
On the surface, the plot of First Murder in Advent may remind readers of an Agatha Christie whodunit, with a small group of suspects within a confined area and a murder or murders to solve. But First Murder in Advent story is much darker, with more complex and troubled characters, occasional coarse language, and a harder edge. Sharon Wildwind does an absolutely stunning job of creating a sense of place and time – a Catholic convent about to close and the Vietnam War era with its confusing politics and horrible heartbreak. That’s to be expected as the author herself is a nurse and served a tour of duty in Vietnam.
Sharon Wildwind has a talent for writing a top-notch mystery. First Murder in Advent is the second in a planned five-book series. Although I hadn’t read the first, it easily stood alone – and made me want to read more of Pepper’s, Avivah’s and Benny’s adventures.
By Diana. First published in the Cozy Library December 13, 2006
about Some Welcome Home by Sharon Wildwind 2007-02-12 12:15:39
Fans of the highly acclaimed 1980s TV series China Beach were treated to intimate views of the Vietnam War through the eyes of a compelling army nurse. Wildwind's amazing debut again brings that era to life-and in a remarkably captivating manner. An army nurse who served in Vietnam, Wildwind brings palpable authenticity to the setting and the characters. Wildwind evokes atmosphere beautifully--readers will feel the North Carolina heat and starched uniform collars--and she handles emotional nuance with
equal aplomb. An original, heart-wrenching, brilliantly told story that will leave readers aching for the next installment. -Jenny McLarin, Feb 1, 2005 Booklist