Gather round the bonfire folks and pull up a chair with some s’mores and let’s get this party started!
I have a tremendous respect and gratitude for those who serve in our military and I am pleased to share with you five of my favorite military related books. So let’s get into it!
The Best Man by Grace Livingston Hill
Grace Livingston Hill is one of my favorite authors, and she has a few stories that feature the military, but his is one of the best. The story of a spy, and a woman who helps him reach his objective, all surrounding a wedding will have you on the edge of your seat and turning the pages of this Christ centered book.
Elsie’s Womanhood and Elsie’s Motherhood by Martha Finley
These are two of my favorite Elsie books because they surround the happenings of the Civil war and show what it was like for both sides as the extended family end up fighting on opposing sides. Elsie’s Motherhood surrounds more of the aftermath of the war, but this series actually won awards in it’s day for the historical accuracy with which it approached the war that tore our nation apart.
Rilla of Ingleside
Meet the daughter of one of the worlds favorite fiction heroines. Rilla finds herself fighting World War one from the home front as she prays that the love of her life who is serving his country makes it through the war. A coming of age story grips your heart as it takes you through the trials that Rilla had to endure to grow to be the amazing woman that she was. I wish Rilla had an entire series all her own, but this one book packs enough of a punch all on it’s own. An unsung literary masterpiece that I adored.
The Silver Branch by Rosemary Sutcliff
This book was one of my favorites by Rosemary Sutcliff who is a master (the only one that I know of) of the Roman age. A plot to overthrow the emperor has relatives Justin and Flavius banding together with a group of soldiers to defend the honor of Rome. This tale really is quite fascinating. And I may or may not have had a crush on Flavius.
Trinity: Military War Dog by Ronie Kendig
This book by Ronie Kendig was my favorite of the trilogy and I didn’t really enjoy the others, but this was a gem. I loved getting to know the main characters and the story had me burning the midnight oil trying to finish it as soon as possible! I was so intrigued by how the army used the war dogs and Ronie Kendig writes from a place of experience and knowledge that makes the story incredibly interesting.
What about you? What are some of your favorite military based books? What main characters that serve in the military have been your favorites?
By God’s Grace,