A Marine for Christmas

Author: Beth Andrews
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781426875243
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Growing up in her perfect sister's shadow wasn't easy. Especially because JC Montgomery had been in love with Liz's boyfriend for as long as she could remember. Brady Sheppard, a guy who thought of her as only the kid sister. But that all changed when Liz married somebody else and Brady ended up in bed with JC! It was like a dream come true. Except now JC's pregnant. And Brady's a wounded marine, so it's going to be difficult for him to get down on one knee and tell her she's his reason for living…. But he will. Because she still believes in Santa Claus.

Christmas with the Marine

Author: Candace Havens
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1488000409
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Subject: Major Ben Hawthorne Mission: To make one sexy civvy's Christmas wish come true Christmas is almost here, and guys are the last thing on personal shopper Ainsley Garrett's list. But her icy resolution melts when she sees an incredibly hot Marine shopping for toys. A man in uniform with a hot bod and a heart of gold? Maybe a gal can believe in Santa after all… Major Ben Hawthorne has his career to think about, but when it comes to Ainsley, he's willing to break his own rules, at least for one night—provided they can get this insanely wicked attraction out of their systems. Only, once isn't enough. Now Ainsley's checking her list twice…before she falls for a Marine who's naughty and nice.

The Marine s Christmas Wedding

Author: Jacki Delecki
Publisher: Doe Bay Publishing LLC
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Their pretend marriage—cover for a top-secret military assignment—turned into something real. Maddy and Hunter have completed their assignment, but neither wants their roles as husband and wife to end. They’re ready to exchange vows, but their plans for a quickie ceremony at the courthouse unravel when Grayce Walters and company decide the two Marines deserve a real wedding. Overwhelmed by the generous attention of her new circle of family and friends, loner Maddy realizes falling in love with Hunter comes with big changes. Worried that the next assignment might separate him from the woman he can’t live without, Hunter struggles not to ruin his fiancée’s pleasure at getting her dream wedding. But it’s Christmas—the season of miracles. Tough-as-nails Major Hunter Hines and fiercely independent Second Lieutenant Maddy Jeffers will soon discover Christmas wishes can come true.

Chronicles of a Marine Rifleman

Author: Herb Brewer
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1453510753
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is a captivating account of a Marine Rifle Squad as it prepared for deployment to Vietnam, and establishing the enclave south of Da Nang, Vietnam. Mentored by Korean Veterans, the Marine Riflemen become veterans tested in the rice paddies at Da Nang, Phu Bai, and the highlands of Khe Sanh. They walked from Khe Sanh to Dong Ha, Vietnam, one of the first units to do so since the fall of the French at Dien Bien Phu, 1954. They become Marine Riflemen ready to pick up their rifle and accomplish their mission under any physical conditions.

Killer Colton Christmas

Author: Regan Black
Publisher: Coltons of Shadow Creek
ISBN: 9780373402373
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Coltons of Shadow Creek series comes to a shocking Christmas climax in two heart-pounding stories Special Agent Cowboy by Regan Black When hackers strike Colton, Inc., they put executive Marie Meyers in their crosshairs. FBI agent Emiliano Ortega is charged with protecting the beautiful city girl on his ranch. But keeping their mutual attraction professional under the mistletoe is impossible... The Marine's Christmas Case by Lara Lacombe When Dario Ortega meets Felicity Grant, the lovely marine-turned-PI spurns his advances. Instead, Dario offers his tech expertise to help Felicity solve the Colton, Inc., hacking. Working the case together softens Felicity's steely heart and makes Dario rethink bachelorhood. But can they catch a killer Colton in time for Christmas?

Why Marines Fight

Author: James Brady
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 142992263X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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United States Marines, for more than two centuries, have been among the world's fiercest and most admired of warriors. They have fought from the Revolutionary War to Afghanistan and Iraq, in famous battles become bone and sinew of American lore. But why do Marines fight? Why fight so well? Why run toward the guns? Now comes a thrilling new book, pounding and magnificent in scope, by the author some Marines consider the unofficial "poet laureate" of their Corps. James Brady interviews combat Marines from wars ranging from World War II to Afghanistan, their replies in their own individual voices unique and powerful, an authentically American story of a country at war, as seen through the eyes of its warriors. Culling his own correspondence and comradeship with hundreds of fellow Marines, Brady compiles a story---lyrical and historical---of the motivations and emotions behind this compelling question. Included are the accounts of Senator James Webb and his lance corporal son, Jim; New York City police commissioner Ray Kelly; Yankee second baseman (and Marine fighter pilot) Jerry Coleman, and of teachers, firemen, authors, cops, Harvard football players, and just plain grunts, as well as the unforgettable story of Jack Rowe, who lost an eye and other parts and now grows avocados and chases rattlesnakes. Their stories poignantly and profoundly illustrate the lives and legacies of battlefront Marines. Why Marines Fight is a ruthlessly candid book about professional killers not ashamed to recall their doubts as well as exult in their savagely triumphant battle cries. A book of weight and heft that Marines, and Americans everywhere, will want to read, and may find impossible to forget. Praise for James Brady The Scariest Place in the World "[A] graceful, even elegant, and always eloquent tribute to men at arms in a war that, in a way, never ended." ---Kirkus Reviews "James Brady has done it again. A riveting and illuminating insight into a dark corner of the world." ---Tim Russert, NBC's Meet the Press The Coldest War "His story reads like a novel, but it is war reporting at its best---a graphic depiction, in all its horrors, of the war we've almost forgotten." ---Walter Cronkite "A marvelous memoir. A sensitive and superbly written narrative that eventually explodes off the pages like a grenade in the gut . . .taut, tight, and telling." ---Dan Rather The Marine "In The Marine, James Brady again gives us a novel in which history is a leading character, sharing the stage in this case with a man as surely born to be a gallant warrior as any knight in sixth-century Camelot." ---Kurt Vonnegut The Marines of Autumn "Mr. Brady knows war, the smell and the feel of it." ---The New York Times

My Brother Stevie A Marine s Untold Story

Author: Marianne Kelsey Orestis
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1496930479
Format: PDF, ePub
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Lieutenant Straughan Downing Kelsey, Jr. was my only and older brother. He was the family's Protector. When he was Killed In Action, June 2, 1967 in Quang Tin Province, Vietnam the family died with him. My younger sister and I survive. We are all that is left of a once glorious family. I wish that the gifts the Lord blessed him with will not be forgotten nor his courage, valor and compassion. He was a gifted athlete, artist, musician and intellect. He graduated from Princeton University in June of 1965 and entered the Marine Corps almost immediately. It was his lifelong dream. This book is his story and legacy. It is the story of the times he lived in when America went from watching Howdy Doody to civil rights race riots and war at home and Vietnam. America lost her innocence but Stevie never wavered in his devotion to his country and the Marine Corps. Press Release : My Brother Stevie: A Marine’s Untold Story: Vietnam 1967 By Marianne Kelsey Orestis In recognition of her book, My Brother Stevie: A Marine’s Untold Story: Vietnam 1967 and tireless work in promoting patriotism while honoring the sacrifice and service of all Veterans and their families, The Department of Defense recently awarded Authorhouse author, Marianne Kelsey Orestis, the prestigious Vietnam War Commemoration Award. Orestis represented the great State of Maine and the Topsham-Brunswick Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, DC on June 30, 2017 at a ceremony celebrating her commitment to keeping the stories alive of Vietnam Veterans in her book. This tome is a story of courage and sacrifice of not only her brother but of all Marines, especially those who lost their lives at the massacre of Operation Union II on June 2, 1967. The battle was fought in the Quang Tin Province of Vietnam at the village of Ving Huy near the Mekong Delta where the An Hoa Marine Combat Field Base was located. This massacre resulted in the greatest loss of Marine riflemen throughout the entire war in a single day. Orestis reaches deep into their lives to tell the stories of this harrowing battle so replete with uncommon valor. In this personal account, Orestis chronicles not only the life of the Lieutenant but of the times he lived in paying respect to the lives of those who gave their utmost. Orestis received the Department of Defense Certificate in appreciation of her dedication to the educating of those who came afterward by telling the stories of service, honor and sacrifice of the Veterans and their families in her biography.

Winterm rchen in Virgin River

Author: Robyn Carr
Publisher: MIRA Taschenbuch
ISBN: 395576737X
Format: PDF
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Letzte Weihnachten verlor Marcie Sullivan ihren geliebten Mann Bobby. Dieses Jahr sucht sie nach dem Menschen, der es ihr ermöglichte, sich von Bobby zu verabschieden. Im verschneiten Virgin River spürt sie Ian Buchanan auf. Obwohl der Empfang frostig ist, lässt Marcie sich nicht so leicht in die Flucht schlagen. Offenbar hat auch Ian Schlimmes erlebt und trägt eine schwere Last mit sich herum. Können sie gemeinsam die Vergangenheit bewältigen? Immerhin werden in Virgin River manchmal Weihnachtswunder wahr ... "Alle Helden und Zutaten dieser lebensbejahenden, herzerwärmenden Serie sind wieder versammelt." - Booklist "Für großartig erzählte Geschichten und wunderbar gezeichnete Charaktere tauchen Sie ein in Robyn Carrs Welt." - Susan Elizabeth Phillips, New York Times-Bestsellerautorin

1968 Vietnam Letters and Memories of a Marine

Author: Marlene Marchaesi
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469116685
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Anything is pretty much possible if you dream it, you can have it. That is, unless war is a factor. This is a narrative, true story of a young girl who grew up in a poor, dysfunctional family in Upstate New York, and lives mostly in a dream world as a means to escape her mundane life. Probably not such a unique story. But she is unique in that she does something about it she doesnt wait for things to happen, or anyone else to be in control of her destiny --she takes the reins. Through enthusiasm and guts, she manages to live the life shes always dreamed about -- to travel, to see the world. Its 1967 and at the inexperienced age of 20, she leaves her home in New York to work in Great Britain as a domestic, where she stays for nearly two years. She gets there on a one-way ticket, working papers, $100, and the determination to see what the real Europe is like -- not through the eyes of a tourist who only visits for a couple of weeks. She comes out of this experience not only with an education that she otherwise never would have had, but some great stories shell be able to pass on to family and friends. But before she leaves on her adventure of a lifetime, she becomes a friend and lover to Peter. He is her first real love and memories of our first usually remain forever. This was no different for Marlene, and she chronicles the way her and Peter kept in touch in 1967 and 1968 with their letters. And after experiencing some great highs during her two years abroad, she returns home with a heavy heart, as Peter has become a casualty of the Vietnam War the day the letters stopped. A starry-eyed, adventurous young girl, still rather nave when she left home, returns having aged a lot more than she bargained for. In the end however, she would come to realize that certain people enter your life for a reason. She was lucky enough to let Peter into hers, as he has been such a positive influence for over 40 years. This book contains the actual letters Peter wrote to Marlene and her recollections of what she wrote back to him, with no embellishments. Although the book deals with the Vietnam Era, anyone who has friends or relatives serving in the military today will relate to the story.