The Rigel Affair, L.M. Hedrick

Action & Adventure, Historical Fiction, Military Fiction, Romance

Abandoned by his part-Cherokee Ma, Charlie Kincaid escapes servitude with his uncle. He jumps a boxcar, accompanied by his schoolmate Roxy, who is escaping troubles of her own. Charlie becomes a US Navy Diver.Mattie Blanc is from a genteel New Zealand family. But when her brother’s friend persuades her to take a ride, it all goes horribly wrong. Desperate, she flees her family’s stifling expectations for a new life in Auckland.After the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack, Charlie sets sail for Auckland aboard the USS Rigel. And there she is, the girl of his dreams. Mattie is everything that Roxy isn’t— sophisticated, tender, and patient. But the war intervenes… Rigel embarks for the Pacific war zones.Charlie’s letters are sporadic. Mattie is tormented by doubts; did he truly love her, or was it only a dream? The Rigel Affair produces a rip-roaring wartime romance and chilling danger unknown to most.

The Rigel Affair is an exceptional novel that has to be one of the best military fiction novels I have ever had the pleasure of reading. The Rigel Affair is a thrilling and poignant novel that is the perfect novel for those looking to be taken on an adventure full of compelling and emotive moments. The story the reader will encounter in The Rigel Affair is unique as well as sensational and is a novel that readers will struggle to put down.

The Rigel Affair for me was thrilling, captivating and addictive right from the start and I felt this from beginning to end thanks to the bewitching literature courtesy of the author, L.M. Hedrick who from the start hooked me with her compelling story. Already I would recommend that you lovely readers have a read of The Rigel Affair however if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more about the sensational The Rigel Affair.

Charlie Kincaid and his schoolmate Roxy jump a boxcar leaving Falkner, Mississippi, and their troubles, behind. Charlie fled a life of servitude with his uncle, taken in after a fire at his orphanage and abandoned by his part-Cherokee mother, Charlie was forced into a life of misery. Roxy was escaping her own dire circumstances.

Mattie Blanc has known a happy life of wealth and comfort with her privileged family in Duneland, New Zealand. She had a wonderful life until her brother’s friend persuaded her to take a ride with him that had devastating consequences. Breaking free from her family’s suffocating expectations following the incident,  Mattie moves to Aukland, where her brother and his wife live, to become a hairdresser and carve a new future for herself.

After a brief stint working on cargo ships, Charlie joins the Navy as a diver. Charlie sails to Aukland, New Zealand aboard the USS Rigel having just witnessed and survived the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Mattie has just graduated at the top of her class and is working as a hairdresser when she meets Charlie. It is kismet. They devote all of their free time to one another,  but in times of war, time is finite. The USS Rigel is ordered to the Pacific Theater and Charlie with them.

In-love and separated by the beckoning of a raging war, Charlie and Mattie desperately try to keep their love alive and hope in their hearts through the letters they pen one another. Delivery is unreliable and sporadic during wartime and Mattie is haunted by uncertainty, is their love real or was it all just a dream?

The story of The Rigel Affair is well-developed with many layers that are all intricately well-developed as well as intriguing which will keep readers hooked from start to finish. L.M. Hedrick is an incredible author because she manages to pull the reader into the novel, captivate them and compel them to read from beginning to end quickly and Hedrick does this by lacing twists and turns throughout her book which will keep readers on edge and left wanting more. I tried to predict the plot many times, but Hedrick’s story is so unpredictable that I could never once guess it correctly! The fact that the plot is so unpredictable makes it enthralling from beginning to end, and this is all thanks to the genius writer L.M. Hedrick.

The Rigel Affair is incredibly captivating thanks to its incredible story and the author’s book stellar writing. L.M. Hedrick can only be described as a literary talent as she knows how to captivate her readers from the start. Hedrick is a writer who does not hold back, she thrusts her reader into the thick of the drama very early on, and she keeps them turning the pages thanks to her impeccable descriptive powers. Hedrick perfectly describes the scenes in her book as well as her characters, and this correctly places the reader in the thick of the story as the reader can imagine every place and event perfectly.

L.M. Hedrick is soon becoming a favorite author of mine, and this is thanks to her gorgeous, and rich literature that will perfectly enthrall a reader. The literature laced throughout this book can only be described as compelling thanks to the glorious descriptions of the places and the characters the reader encounters. The readability of Hedrick’s book is terrific, and the reader will find themselves turning the pages into the early hours of the morning… I know I did!

Overall The Rigel Affair is a stunning piece of fiction that will thrill and excite its readers, and so I have no choice but to award this brilliant book five stars! If you are a reader who is looking to get lost in a fascinating historical tale mixed with themes of military and romance then The Rigel Affair is for you! The Rigel Affair is not available just yet however it is being released January 3rd so be sure to grab a copy then!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much, I love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please comment below and let me know your thoughts on The Rigel Affair. Do you see yourself reading this book? Do you love the genre? Please let me know your brilliant thoughts below and I will be sure to comment back. Thank you so much again for reading!

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