Jan 22, 2015

Always Faithful, Always Yours by Lorraine Britt Review

Landry Phillips and Madeline Ponder were lifelong best friends.  They had seen each other through every day of their young lives, until Landry joined the Marines and was deployed to Afghanistan.  Madeline waited, and worried, until the one late night phone call she had prayed she would never receive. In that one instant their lives changed forever.  Could Madeline help Landry find his way through the darkness that threatened to swallow him whole?  Or would he be lost to her before he realized she had truly been his from the very beginning?

Maddy and Landry have been friends ever since childhood, when Landry came to live with his grandparents. Maddy was Landry’s best friend through every up and down and even when he joined the marines. The one night Maddy received a phone call that she had been scared to receive…Landry was hurt and one his way to Germany. So Maddy drops everything and goes to Germany to be by his side. And there they both start a journey that plunges them into the deepest darkest hell, where past hurts surface and where they may never recover from.
I honest think that within the first sentence I started to cry, and proceeded throughout the book. I warn you that this book will tear you apart and shake you to your core. The characters in this book from Maddy and Landry to Papa Gene and Mike are detailed and while not fully whole, I can honestly say that there is not a character in this book that I dislike. I will warn you that there are flashbacks in this book and while we all know I am NOT a fan of flashbacks in anyway, the author has written them in such a way that it completely flows, so that I actually enjoyed them, which is something that has never happened before.
The writing is smooth and while the main characters are detailed, there are large chunks of their lives that are missing, which I think if filled in would have added to the story.
This is NOT a light hearted romance, so if that’s what you are looking for, this is not the book for you. If you are looking for a book that an amazing tale that deals with real life issues…this is perfect.
I give Always Faithful, Always Yours 9 out of 10.

Lorraine Britt is a fourth generation Native Texan who is also immensely proud of her Louisiana heritage and solid Southern roots.  As an enthusiastic lover of the written word, inspiration struck Lorraine and she began to bubble over with her own ideas.  Grasping hold of her lifelong dreams, it wasn’t long before she was putting pen to paper and letting her fingers fly over a keyboard to bring her own characters to life.  When she isn’t busy scribbling notes for her next idea you might find her whipping up delicious creations in the kitchen or putting miles on her car on road trip adventures.  Lorraine is equally passionate about music, movies and sports.  You’ll no doubt find these familiar themes woven throughout her books.  Lorraine and her family currently make their home in northeast Texas. 

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