Book Review: Ashley's War, The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

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Ashley's War:  The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is a non-fiction book published in April 2015.  The story follows several women and their quest to become the first women to be in combat along the Green Berets and Army Rangers. This is a book that was selected in my workplace for discussion between women and/or veterans.  The book discussion was broken into three parts much like how the story was broken up.  It garnered great conversations. Some of the things that happened in the book didn't surprise me, such as how physically demanding the tryouts were to be part of the special operations.  It's a demanding job that requires people to be not only physically strong but mentally strong.     What did shock me was that it took the military so long to allow women to fight along men on the battlefield.  Another thing that astonished me were how accepting most of the men in the Army Rangers were of the women fight

Book Review: Racing the Light (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike, #19) by Robert Crais

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Racing the Light (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike, #19) by Robert Crais is a thriller where Elvis Cole is contacted by a worried mother named Adele Schumacher because her podcaster son, Josh Shoe, is missing. She brings along bodyguards and is full of conspiracy stories of why her son is missing. Elvis figures this will be an open and shut case but quickly learns he isn't the only one looking for Josh.

First of all, I'd like to thank NetGalley, Penguin Group Putnam, and G.P. Putnam's Sons for the Advanced Readers Copy (ARC). I was thrilled and honored to be chosen to read Racing the Light by Robert Crais.

Well written, fast paced, and unputdownable is how I would describe Racing the Light (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike, #19) by Robert Crais. I would've stayed up all night long reading this book if I didn't have to work the next day. This is the first book I've read by this author, and I wasn't disappointed at all.

Situations from previous books in the series were mentioned, but it didn't detract from this book, and it still flowed well. There was plenty of twists and turns as well as some humorous bits that had me laughing out loud. It even had a little romance in it. In all honesty, there isn't one negative thing I could say about this book. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, and Robert Crais has a new fan in me. 

Five out of five stars is what I give Racing the Light (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike, #19) by Robert Crais. I will be purchasing and reading all the books that came before this book in the series, and I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.


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