Something in the Air: A Homecoming Romance by Ben Starling
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
My rating for this book is 4.5 stars, but I'm rounding it up to 5.
This story was a wonderful read for a multitude of reasons. I loved the setting and the time period - in a small town after the Vietnam War ended. I loved the realism, the characters, and the story line. And most of all, I loved the romance.
The author really makes you feel for the characters, which is not always easy to pull off in a short story. Daniel returns home from war, and he reunites with the woman he was with before he left. And even though we never actually meet Daniel's uncle, I really liked his character and was able to get a strong sense for who he was. I also felt that the conversations were well done and realistic.
Not only is this a sad but touching romance story, it also shows the devastation and harm that can be caused by companies motivated by greed.
My only complaint is that I wanted to read more, and I hope the author takes that as a compliment because it is one! This was a well-written short story that I'd definitely recommend to others.
*Disclosure: I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
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