Author: Kim Fielding
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Catt Ford
Rating: 3.0 of 5 Stars
Injured in a war that has stretched on for years, Sergeant John Peterson guards a lonely border. Aside from passing contact with railship captains, the only person he sees is the enemy: the man who guards the other side of the border. A bad fall places John’s life in the other soldier’s hands. He’s wary of his rescuer, First Lieutenant Thomas Fellowes, but over time he finds himself drawn to his new companion. Both soldiers carry the war in their souls, but they might find peace in each other.
Optimist ♰King’s Wench♰’s View:
The Border is a sweet, feel-good, quick read from Ms. Fielding about two guys stuck in a war they don’t even know why they’re fighting anymore who form their own personal truce while guarding the border between East and West.
John should’ve been a builder and Tom should’ve been a farmer and would’ve been were it not for this incessant, godforsaken war. Both have experienced the horrors of war and have the internal and external scars to verify as much. Both are just trying to survive under miserable circumstances. Both are lonely and tired. One is cynical to the other’s hopeful optimism when an accident brings them together and bridges the divide between East and West making them just two largely forgotten soldiers protecting a border however they see fit.
Ms. Fielding is excellent at wrenching emotion from her readers. There just wasn’t enough page time for a bond to form between me and these two characters. I found the worldbuilding to be lacking as well. Aside from those two quibbles, it was a nice read which is something I’ve come to expect from this author. Great for a Sunday comfort read maybe with some cocoa.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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