5 thoughts on “One Was a Soldier (Rev. Clare Fergusson & Russ Van Alstyne Mysteries, #7)

  1. The title of this book was taken from an Anglican hymn — a children’s classic for All Saints’ Day.

    Here’s my book review, with apologies to Lesbia Scott:

    I sing a song about Russ and Clare,
    Patient and brave and true,
    Who toiled and fought and laughed and cried
    For a love they had cause to rue.
    And Clare was a soldier and also a priest,
    And Russ was a vet and a chief of police.
    And if you liked the first six books, then at least
    I think you’ll like this one, too!

    They loved each other so dear, so dear,

  2. I’m going to do this series a disservice and just babble on here at the current stopping point, instead of talking about each book individually. Even though the individual books are trying a lot of different and interesting things with structure, usually successfully.

    I read these in one sustained gulp through a work slump and summer insomnia. And I kept thinking confusedly “but I don’t like this sort of thing!” as I lunged desperately for the next book.

    “This sort of thing” being improbable serie

  3. How I enjoyed re-reading this great book in one of my favorite series! I love being taken away to the Miller’s Kill world of Reverend Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne. This book had so much going on. The regular great cast of characters was present and part of a compelling storyline. The veterans in the support group, the mystery with its players, and the important events going on with Clare and Russ all add up to a fantastic story!

    Clare Fergusson is back from deployment, but her experience

  4. Those that know me, know that several authors’ new releases cause me to whoop with delight. Julia Spencer Fleming’s release “One Was A Soldier” did more than that. When I received my copy of the book I danced around the house. But while a fan of the Miller’s Kill series I also wanted to review it. To look at it and see where it went right or wrong while trying to stuff the “happy, happy, joy, joy” monster back in place and to try and give you an honest, NO SPOILERS review of this latest offering

  5. I think this book brings us closer to the earlier books in the series, where the mystery is nearly as important as the personal relationships (unlike All Mortal Flesh and I Shall Not Want). The title is a great quote, though misleading because there are five soldiers involved, four of the five connected through earlier events in the series. (view spoiler)[It just now occurred to me, writing that, that Tally McNabb, the one who dies, is the only one who doesn’t have the same connection. I’m not s

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