A Lieutenant’s Love
Author: Red Haircrow
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Characters: Lieutenant Jarryd Alyt, Arin
POV: 3rd Person
Setting: A battlefield
Genre: Historical Romance
Lieutenant Jarryd Alyt has given blood and soul in service to the Duke, yet suffering the loss of a beloved companion drives him near the brink of despair. Disillusioned though still loyal, when new recruit Arin arrives, Jarryd is struck by the youth’s innocence and beauty. But will the horror of war strike before Jarryd summons the courage to love again?
Lieutenant Jarryd Alyt has spent nearly twelve years in service to the Duke, winning battles but losing love amidst the violence of war.
Arin is a young man who is forsaken by his father and rejected by his village. With no means of support, he joins the Duke’s army, weakened in both body and spirit, welcoming the possibility of death to erase his pain.
Love and war are juxtaposed in A Lieutenant’s Love; the contrasts of awakening passion set against the frenzy of battle are exposed in this eloquent and touching short story of two men who embrace the gift of perfect intimacy under imperfect circumstances.
A poignant ending and a gift for expressive language and imagery are the hallmarks of this brief but deeply romantic tale, which left me wanting for nothing more than a continuation of the story for these two characters. This story reaches for the emotions of those who love a good romance and succeeds in tugging at the heartstrings.
Reviewed By: Lisa