John Bishop is a Green Beret Special Forces war hero who has just arrived home after being discharged with plans to marry his high school sweetheart until the war follows him home when he conveniently finds himself in the same park as two suicide bombers. Not the description used for the book but it was the best way I could describe it without giving away any spoilers. Now if you’ve read this or aren’t bothered by spoilers, please continue reading and if you are the opposite, grab yourself a copy and then come back because it’s gonna get real spoiler-ry.
Kindle – https://www.amazon.com/Bishops-War-Bishop-Book-1-ebook/dp/B01C3NDZQC/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1522536263&sr=1-3&keywords=bishop%27s+war
Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/Bishops-War-Rafael-Amadeus-Hines/dp/0997091916/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1522536263&sr=1-3
Now onto the discussion…
Okay, so it took me a while to finish this book but I blame that on my full-time job. If I had the time I would have flown through this. Except for the few times I had to put it down because I couldn’t see through my tears.
Can we talk about the fact that this book made me cry five times? FIVE times. That is unheard of for me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a crier but I don’t typically cry while reading books (if you’re thinking about Black by TL Smith that was an exception). This may have something to do with that fact that I typically read fluffy romances. In those books you don’t get a young guy who joins the army because he looks up to his cousin only to find himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when a suicide bomber strikes and said cousin has to amputate his leg and then he survives surgery has a general promote him to special forces in the hospital, gets a visit from the president who lets him know how proud of him he was, only to die moments after. That was a major spoiler. PS I’m fighting back tears as I write this.
I’m not the action girl, but I was all in with this book. This author had me so invested in these characters and I didn’t want it to stop. Okay, I did but that’s for a different reason.
It was graphic at points but I felt like it worked with the story. It’s a book about war so death is expected but I read this book with so much trepidation. I prayed over and over again that the author wouldn’t kill Chris (the younger cousin) and neither the author or God heard my prayers and that wasn’t even the first death that rocked me.
I honestly don’t even know how to put how I feel about this book into words. I loved the story. The authors writing style drew me right in. He made me love certain characters and hate others.
He made me cry. There are only two books on my ‘books that made me cry’ shelf and I’ve read a lot of books.
There was action, romance, humor, emotion. If this were a movie I would watch it again.
Plus, I never thought I would be happy about reading about someone getting eaten by a lion. I am not the violent type. Violence never solves anything, two wrongs don’t make a right, turn the other cheek and all that jazz. I subscribe to all of that but the scene where Meecham (very evil) gets his may have been one of my favorite scenes.
I easily gave this story five stars. This is just the first book in the series and as much as I loved this one I don’t think I will be able to read the second one. With the number of deaths I had to endure in this book, I just know that the author isn’t going to let up on me and I don’t think I can emotionally take it.
That’s all. I can’t go on because of the tears.
The next book up for discussion is…
Kindle – https://www.amazon.com/Alien-Delta-Thankful-Strother-ebook/dp/B00CF7LEWY/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1527206142&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=alien+in+the+delta&psc=1
Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/Alien-Delta-Thankful-Strother/dp/1479139025/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1527206142&sr=1-1-spons
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