Reading Linda Ellen’s “Her Blue-Eyed Lieutenant” is like stepping into a wonderful Old Hollywood movie. It’s good and wholesome all the while being entertaining and charming. The third and final book in her delightful Soldiers of Swing series takes readers back to Louisville, Kentucky circa WWП where we get to follow Gary and Julie’s story. We were introduced to Gary and Julie in the first book in the series, “Her Blue-Eyed Sergeant”, and got another sneak peak at them in the second, “Her Blue-Eyed Corporal”, giving us a foundation for when they would get their own book. Gary had lived a life of privilege and wealth growing up, unlike his long-lost brothers, but he always struggled against his loving father’s strong control. World War Two was on and, more than anything, Gary wanted to contribute to the war effort and fly bombers over Germany and Japan. But would he get the opportunity? Julie Banks is a smart, funny, beautiful, and wholesome young woman….. She’s also Gene’s (Gary’s brother) kid sister. Therein lay the problem, would these two ever be more than just friends?
Not only do I highly recommend this book, I also recommend the whole series. I love Linda Ellen’s writing style. She expertly spins a story that draws the reader in, makes them feel like they’re right there with the characters walking through their world, if only for a little while. You can always count on Linda’s books to have an interesting plot, and relatable, well-developed characters, that draw you in immediately. One thing I especially enjoy about Linda’s books is the fact that she always weaves fascinating historical facts, events, and places into her stories, which adds depth and helps the reader get a better understanding of the time period and the characters themselves. From Air Force basic training to USO dances to the tunnel of love, this story is as charming and lovable as Clark Gable. I’m truly sad to see this series end, but I’m excited to see what else Linda Ellen has up her sleeve. ;)
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Liz Austin. Born and raised in Upstate NY. Bibliophile. Writer. I would rather be reading....