Today I am very pleased to participate in the release tour for Tattered Wings, by Kassie Angle. I was happy to be able to read this book! Let’s get to the review.
“Some scars can’t be seen. And some can’t be hidden.
“Layla Trent’s life is pretty much perfect, except for the little matter of a dog of her own—and maybe a brother. So why does a random nightmare of a princess dress, a hospital, and a stranger who’s definitely not her daddy feel more like an aching wound? And can a broken, glassy-eyed puppy somehow help her release the pain she didn’t even know she was carrying?
“Corporal Andrew Reyes has proven he has what it takes to be the best—a US Army Ranger. But when a double tragedy rocks his world, his resolve is shaken to the core. What’s left for a man to live for when he’s lost everything he ever wanted to be? And is the sudden appearance of a teenage girl with a three-legged dog a cruel joke or a divine appointment?
“Some scars can’t be hidden. But some don’t need to be.” ~synopsis
Title: Tattered Wings
Author: Kassie Angle
Genre(s): Christian Military Fiction
Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ (four stars)
Romance Content: N/A
Recommended age range: 12+
FTC disclosure: I was given an ebook copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to give an honest review. All thoughts are my own.
Wow. This was the first book I read by this author, and I’ll have to wait to see which will be my favorite. This one was pretty amazing. I connected with Layla and her confused rambling in her journal somehow, and there was so much emotion packed into the book in general… how did Miss Kassie do that?!?
While this may be the first, if not one of the first, books I’ve read about the army, and I’ve never heard of Rangers, it was pretty cool. I don’t know much about the army at all, but this gave me more sympathy and maybe more understanding of soldiers.
The parallels between Ranger and CPL Reyes were so cool: I know a human author wrote this, but it was amazing how God used Ranger to help CPL Reyes heal!
Although previous parts made me want to cry, this was the quote that actually brought tears to my eyes… though they didn’t overflow (I’m not a huge cryer): “He’d want you to say goodbye.” And also the end was amazingly sweet. ❤
I know this wasn’t a very enthusiastic review… maybe I’m just a little dazed. 😛 But I would enjoy reading this again, I would recommend it to anyone (even those who don’t know much about the army, like me), and I’m looking forward to reading more by Miss Kassie Angle.
Just a note: that I remember, there wasn’t a clear salvation testimony in this book, and at one point, the MC talks to a dead person.
And here’s a quote that I liked:
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The author: Kassie Angle is a teenaged Christian author, cowgirl, therapy dog trainer, stereotypical INFJ, and Army girl to the core. Her first love, i.e. debut novel, O to be Like Thee, swept her unsuspectedly into the world of indie authors. She tries to use her stories to fill the silences in literature, helping more people understand the world of the Army and showing how God heals the broken-hearted. You can find her and more of her writing at SoldierGirlStories.com.