For the Brave by Holly Bush

For the Brave by Holly Bush
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Historical
Length: Full (230 pgs)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rated: 4 stars
Review by Rose

1869 – Matthew Gentry joined the Confederate Army at eighteen years of age after an argument with his father, leaving Paradise, his Virginia home and famed horse breeding stables, for the fields of Gettysburg. Having survived the War Between the States, Gentry is haunted by the violence and inhumanity of the war. He continues to roam the country long after the conflict is over, finding solace in the arms of soiled doves and at the bottom of whiskey bottles. Finally traveling home after learning of a family tragedy, he nearly loses his life in a spring-flooded riverbed.

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Matthew knows he must return to Paradise, to grieve with his family. Will his heart lead him back to Bridgewater and Annie Campbell?

This is the second in Holly Bush’s The Gentrys of Paradise series (book one is the story of the parents that begin the Paradise dynasty), but can certainly be read as a standalone. I’ve already downloaded the first book on my Nook and hope it’s as good as this one.

Although other reviewers at Long and Short Reviews have read and enjoyed Ms. Bush’s work, this is the first time I’ve had the chance to read her– and it definitely won’t be the last. She has a wonderful way of letting you really get to know the characters. Matt and Annie are not perfect, but they are perfect for each other. I have to admit that one of my very favorite people in the book was Ben…I loved him and hope he’s in the first book as well!! The other secondary characters are all well-drawn as well (with the possible exception of the villain of the piece…I found no redeeming features in him whatsoever).

The pacing was spot on.. the book never dragged and during the flooded riverbed scene, I was completely gripped, hoping Matt and Ben would make it through! Also, when Annie is alone at her house… great job ramping up the tension there as well.

I love a tortured hero; Matt and Annie both have their demons to fight and I love how they realize they don’t have to fight them alone. Kudos, Ms. Bush.


  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Thanks very much Rose! I’m thrilled you enjoyed For the Brave!

  3. Lisa Brown says

    I enjoyed getting to know your book and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  4. Thanks for sharing!

  5. James Robert says

    Congrats on the tour and thanks so much for the opportunity to win. I enjoy getting to hear about new books that my family would enjoy reading.

  6. Bernie Wallace says

    Congrats on the book tour. Thank you for hosting the giveaway and giving me an opportunity to win.

  7. Gwendolyn Jordan says

    I like the cover

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