For Liberty by Rene Folsom


5 Stars


Meg's Review:

This was a heart warming super quick read that I am glad I got the chance to read. Rene knocked it out of the park with this one. I wish this it was a full length novel, for the sole purpose of getting more of these fantastic characters. Rene has a talent for taking a story that would need hundreds of pages to be told, and giving it to you in a nice small package. She manages this without lacking in any areas of the story. Magic. This novel is a short that follows Liberty and Maximus. While Maximus is deployed on a mission that limits communication, Liberty is home waiting for him. The only communication she gets are redacted letters from him sporadically. Without any idea of when he will truly return home, she awaits holding a secret that will rock his world. Rene did a phenomenal job with this. Her depiction of finally getting to hold your spouse after those long months away? Perfect. I definitely recommend this for a light and uplifting read. Thanks Rene!


While deployed overseas, his mission classified, the heartfelt letters Maximus writes are the only bits of communication Liberty receives during the year he is away. Her memories of him, along with a box full of letters, become her most prized possessions—that and the life growing inside her. It’s not until communication stops, and the scheduled return of her Army hero comes and goes, that Libby begins to freak out. Her worry for his welfare, along with concern over her current situation, wreaks havoc on her once-solid nerves. While she’s waiting for his return with bated breath, she clings to hope and remembers the words he once wrote: “A soldier doesn't fight because he hates what is in front of him. A soldier fights because he loves what he left behind.” The infamous quote is a constant reminder of why he chooses to fight: For Liberty.