It’s that time of year! I love the FFF Blog Linkup and I’m excited to participate again this year!
First of all, be sure and head over to Kate Willis’ blog to find all the blog stops (a free book will be offered each day)! Second, be sure to enter the giveaway! Third, read on!
Disclaimer: I don’t endorse every book mentioned on the blogs in this tour. I haven’t read them all 😊 But if you have any questions about one, feel free to ask. If I’ve read it, I will let you know my thoughts and if not, I’ll get you what information I can!
Today we are talking about those precious thrifted gems that we took a chance on and ended up loving! And y'all, I've got some winners!
Bataan Death March by James Bollich
This book is one of the first books I grabbed at our local Goodwill! I loved it so much...it was sad, heartbreaking...and all you want to do at the end of the autobiography is find this elderly man and give him a hug... There were two words toward the end that I remember. And excellent addition to every family's collection.
Semper Fido by C. Alexander London
This was another early thrift pick. I was so surprised and delighted, I bought the whole series! (book 4 is a bust, don't bother XD) There are a few mistakes in the details (an experienced vet might find more, I just found some obvious ones XD) but otherwise, this was an excellent read! It's a great way to introduce young readers to the military and help them appreciate their service!
Blood in the Water by C. Alexander London
A series about SEALs and the Marine Mammal program, for kids? Yes please! I personally preferred the first two book, because the last two had some underlined anti-service animal vibes I did not appreciate. They hinted at it in book one (above) and two, but it was heavier in the last two. Anyway! This series is more on the hypothetical side, as the author makes clear, but it's an excellent series none the less!
Behind Enemy Lines: Under Fire in the Middle East by Bill Doyle
Somebody apparently wanted to clear out their military collection, cause this is yet another of my early finds XD This book covers true events from the Gulf War to the War on Terror. It's an excellent eye witness collection and great for 12-16 year olds!
War Heroes: Voices from Iraq/Battle Heroes: Voices from Afghanistan by Allan Zullo
Apparently I hit the jackpot with this book! This particular edition was a flip book, ten stories on each side and y'all, it's my favorite of all the ones I've mentioned so far! It's eye opening, honest and honestly gripping. All true stories and written in a similar style to the Behind Enemy Lines!
Goodreads Links (Iraq) (Afghanistan)
Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for more book recs!
Have Blessed Day!
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