Reading is one of the best things your can do for yourself. There have been many studies done to prove mentally stimulated or reading can slow can slow the progress of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Not to mention reading can reduce stress, help bring a sense of tranquility to your life all while expanding your vocabulary. I wanted to give you a fresh new list of Lesbian Military Themed books. Its been a couple of years since I created a new blog post list for you to enjoy.
Check out my original blog post 10 Lesbian Military Themed E-Books to Read Any Time for more great books to dive into. I really love Amazon you can basically find anything you want have it shipped to your door or download a game or E-book for your the Kindle or App. I am sure my list of Lesbian Military Themed books will capture your attention, share an adventure or romance, all while you are cozy at home. Remember reading makes you smarter. Get to reading!
1. Dear Taylor (Letters to War) (Volume 1)
Synopsis: Taylor Phillips was working as a barista in NYC the day the twin towers came crashing down. Seeing her city in shambles, coated in ash, and American lives lost, she enlisted to fight the War on Terror. Daniella Melo, a Rhode Island American History teacher, challenges her class to write letters to soldiers fighting overseas. With one name left and a student short, Daniella takes it upon herself to write letters to Private Taylor Phillips stationed in Afghanistan. Over the next two years, the women exchange letters, sharing stories of their daily lives: Daniella trailing after her rambunctious daughter, Jackie, and dealing with overeager seniors planning prom while Taylor trudges through sand and dirt, driving her humvee in cold deserts. Their friendship continues to grow until it becomes something so much more than either women expect.
Synopsis: Lance Corporal Lara Grayson, or Gray to her brothers, has been stationed at a base camp in Jelawur, Afghanistan. She’s a dog handler, her partner, a German Shepard named Zabba, tracks down Taliban insurgent fighters and IEDs. They take daily patrols, and when engaged in a firefight, they’re usually short lived. But not everyone on either side will come out alive. Tabatha Steel, a war reporter has been captured by the Taliban, and when the patrol rescue her and her cameraman, tension builds. Their meeting is a game changer in more ways than one. Their mission is to ruin the enemy maneuvering from place to place and setting up IEDs and to catch them in the act, and to establish friendships with the locals.
3. When Love Wins
Synopsis: A story about two female Airman stationed at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, one, Tyler, is gay, the other, Shenin, is straight. They are members of the same security force at the base and are friends long before Shenin finds out that Tyler is gay. Shenin finds she is not surprised by this news, and even though she has always dated men, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to Tyler. The story takes place in a time when Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) was still firmly in place, and because of that gays in the military have to be very careful. Tyler is hyper-aware of any impropriety that could cause her to lose her hard won military career; she also finds that it becomes more important to her to protect Shenin from not only getting into trouble with the military, but from traveling a path that could lead to disaster for them both.
4. Ask, Tell
Synopsis: Where can you turn when you’re caught in a crossfire of war and passion?Captain Sabine Fleischer is a skilled and dedicated U.S. Army surgeon deployed to a combat hospital in Afghanistan. She is also one of the thousands of troops who are forced to serve in silence because of the military’s anti-gay policy of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT).” Usually driven and focused, Sabine finds that battles raging both inside and outside the perimeter walls are making it more and more difficult for her to deal with her emotions. Dealing with loss and mortality, lack of privacy, sleep deprivation, loneliness and the isolation forced on her by “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” are all taking their toll. Plus, her long-term relationship with a civilian back home is quickly becoming another casualty of war.
Colonel Rebecca Keane is an enigmatic career officer who runs the surgical unit like clockwork. Well liked and respected by those who work with and under her, she walks a fine line to preserve the military’s chain of command while connecting with those under her care and supervision. Sabine knows the Colonel is way off-limits, but can’t help fantasizing about her. Especially when she starts picking up unspoken cues—a stolen glance, a secret smile, an “accidental” brush of hands. Or is it just wishful thinking? After all, Rebecca’s wedding ring shines almost as brightly as her deep blue eyes…
Synopsis: Major Jackie Holmes is a career soldier with nearly twenty-one years of service under her. Returning home from Afghanistan injured makes her evaluate her life. After her husband’s strange behavior, she realizes the only people in her life she can count on to help with her recovery are her twins, her parents, and all the medical teams she finds herself surrounded with. Could a chance encounter with an old school friend turn her life around?
As a physiotherapist at a military rehabilitation center, Carrie Spencer treats all kinds of people and injuries. She just didn’t ever consider running into an old school friend, and end up treating her. In the midst of an abusive relationship, Carrie is struggling to decide how she needs to act to safeguard herself and her boys, Charlie and Richard. Jackie is her bright light in a dark place, and Carrie begins to rely on her friend more and more as she comes to terms with what she must do.
Everything comes to a head at a party held at Jackie’s house…the only question is—Will Carrie do the right thing and turn her back on her relationship, or will she follow her lover and suffer more of her abuse?
When a friendship turns to more and two hearts beat as one, is it possible for that bond to be torn apart?
6. The Sniper’s Kiss
Synopsis: It is 1944, and vast armies drive each other back and forth over blood-drenched Europe. In the midst of it, two radically different women meet, one a Russian speaking American on a failed diplomatic mission and the other a Soviet sniper. The American, fleeing a sordid past worthy of Dostoyevsky, has murder in her heart but has injured no man. The other, a once-saintly believer, has killed a hundred of them for Stalin. Their politics are worlds apart, but a reckless drunken kiss has tied them together, through church and trench, incense and the smoke of battle. If they survive the war, can they survive the peace?
Synopsis: Wendy Cleary is moving at a mad pace in order to forget. First as an ER doctor in a busy urban hospital then as a volunteer in a combat zone. Wendy is a lesbian who lost her wife and the last thing on her mind is finding love again in Afghanistan.
Lily Bailey is embarking on her second tour of duty in Afghanistan. As a medical transport specialist she will be helping move doctors and supplies where they’re needed. The last thing on her mind is romance because she hasn’t had luck with boyfriends in the past.
Two compassionate women collide and find what neither was expecting. Wendy and Lily find love in each other although the obstacles to their happiness are many. A friend’s death, a critical injury and a world that isn’t quite ready for their type of love, add up. Can these two fierce women prove that love really does conquer all?
8. Dead Shot
Synopsis: McKenzie is a soldier and her girlfriend, Katie, is a contractor with the United Nations peacekeeping force. McKenzie’s squad has named her Dead Shot for her uncanny ability with weapons. When her unit is ambushed, will her skills be enough?
9. Never Let Go
Synopsis: For Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer, Finley Morris, life is good. She loves her job, is well respected by her peers, and has been given an opportunity to take her career to the next level. The only thing missing is the love of her life, who walked out, taking their daughter with her, seven years earlier. When Finley gets a call from her ex, saying their teenage daughter is coming to spend the summer with her, she’s floored. While spending more time with her daughter, whom she doesn’t get to see often, and learning to be a full-time parent, Finley quickly realizes she has not, and will never, let go of what is important.
10. Second Chance
Synopsis: After an tragic attack on her convoy, Marine Corps Staff Sergeant, Darien Hollister, must learn to live without her sight. When an experimental procedure allows her to see again, opening up the possibility for her to go back to the career that is deeply ingrained in her, Darien is torn, knowing someone had to die in order for this to happen. She embarks on a journey to personally thank the donor’s family, but is too stunned to tell them the truth. Mixed emotions stir inside of her as she slowly gets to the know the people that feel like so much more than strangers to her. When the truth finally comes out, Darien walks away, taking the second chance that she’s been given to go back to the only life she’s ever known, but she’s not the only one with a second chance at life.
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