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by Sharon Wildwind

eBook Some Welcome Home: An Elizabeth Pepperhawk/Avivah Rosen Mystery ePub
Author: Sharon Wildwind
Language: English
ISBN: 1594142750
ISBN13: 978-1594142758
Publisher: Five Star; 1 edition (February 21, 2005)
Pages: 376
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 224
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ePub file: 1203 kb
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Avivah Rosen is a fellow Vietnam veteran. 4 primary works, 4 total works. Elizabeth Pepperhawk is an ex-Army Captain. Avivah Rosen is a fellow Vietnam veteran. Book 1. Some Welcome Home.

Avivah Rosen is a fellow Vietnam veteran. Captain Elizabeth Pepperhawk survived Vietnam, b. ore.

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SOME WELCOME HOME by Sharon Wildwind puts a face on the aftermath of the Vietnam War. Wildwind writes from experience as an army nurse in Vietnam in the early 1970s and a year as head nurse on an orthopedic unit at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where this novel is set. Her experiences and insights give the book authenticity. Nothing seems pasted on. It's the real deal. Opening line: "Through the slit in the closed drapes, a thin bar of afternoon sunlight fell across the soldier's chest, highlighting the dark, small bullet hole

First book in the Elizabeth Pepperhawk/Avivah Rosen Viet Nam veteran mystery series.

First book in the Elizabeth Pepperhawk/Avivah Rosen Viet Nam veteran mystery series. Captain Elizabeth Pepperhawk survived Vietnam, but will she survive Fort Bragg? Whoever dressed a body in a World War II uniform, and put it in her bed at Normandy House, wants to shorten not only her military career, but her life. A man, wearing an MP helmet and side arm, and carrying a walkie-talkie, hurried through the front door, letting the screen bang behind him. He demanded of the desk clerk. Which room belongs to Captain Pepperhawk? The clerk, a thin, young woman in a black skirt and cream blouse, pointed in her direction.

PEPPERHAWK, AVIVAH ROSEN MYSTERY Series: Main Characters: Elizabeth Pepper Pepperhawk: Army Nurse returning from Vietnam, Avivah Rosen: . military police) Captain, and Benny Kirkpatrick: Green Beret.

Six years after publishing her memoir, Wildwind published Some Welcome Home. A year later, she published First Murder in Advent. Both books are part of the "Elizabeth Pepperhawk/Avivah Rosen Mystery" series, which features dual protagonists Elizabeth Pepperhawk and Avivah Rosen. Elizabeth is a military nurse in Vietnam, and Avivah is the first female military police officer to serve in Vietnam. The third novel in the series, Soldier on the Porch, was published in 2007. The story begins in Asheville, North Carolina, in 1973, as a local veteran's hospital is bombed.

The author, who spent a year in Vietnam as an officer in the U. S. Army Nurse Corps, says she can still remember exactly where she was the day that Saigon fell. That’s not unusual for a Vietnam veteran

1) Elizabeth Pepperhawk is an ex-Army Captain.

Series: Elizabeth Pepperhawk, Avivah Rosen (1). Title. Publisher, Format, Date, List Price, ISBN. 1) Elizabeth Pepperhawk is an ex-Army Captain. Page Author: Lance Wright.

an Elizabeth Pepperhawk/Avivah Rosen mystery. 1st ed. by Sharon Grant Wildwind. Published 2005 by Five Star in Waterville, Me. Written in English. Vietnam, Fort Bragg (.

Captain Elizabeth Pepperhawk survived Vietnam, but will she survive Fort Bragg? Whoever dressed a body in a World War II uniform and put it in her bed in the Transient Officers Quarters wants to shorten not only her career, but her life. The Army's Criminal Investigation Division identifies the victim as Dermid Hagan. According to Army records, Specialist Hagan died in a traffic accident in Saigon, two years earlier. Pepper becomes friends with her neighbors, Avivah Rosen, a military police captain, and Benny Kirkpatrick, a green beret. They all have problems with the Army. Pepper has a drinking problem acquired in Vietnam. Avivah's repeated requests for a position in Southeast Asia have been turned down because she's female. Benny loves a woman whose husband is missing in action. The three friends band together to help one another survive and to investigate the murder. They soon discover that Womack Army Hospital holds more than one secret . . . When Pepper persists in asking too many questions in the wrong places, she places several people in danger. As the investigation spins out of control, and with Pepper's life at stake, Benny and Avivah must work together to catch a determined, cold-blooded killer who has Pepper in his sights.

Sharon Wildwind, a native of Louisiana, is a former Army nurse. Sharon is now a Certified Gerontological Nurse, working with the elderly. She spends her time orbiting between her computer and quilting table because the colors and patterns help produce the words and vice versa. She also teaches mystery appreciation workshops and, through memoir writing, encourages older women to write the true stories of their lives.

Awene
I could not find this series in my local library or libraries in my area. Since thee book was not really expensive I decided to buy a copy. The book was good.
e.parker
Steep
Author Sharon Wildwind is a former Army nurse who served in Vietnam as well as Fort Bragg. She's writing what she knows, and that knowledge glows on the page. Some Welcome Home does an excellent job of showing military personnel adjusting to life stateside, and it also takes a good look inside the military police, nursing, and the prevailing attitude in 1971 toward women in the military.

Besides that insider knowledge, another strength of this book is its three main characters. Pepper is a good nurse, but doubts herself too much and has a tendency to sink into a bottle if things go wrong. Benny has fallen in love with a woman whose husband is missing in action. Avivah is one sharp investigator and a good soldier; however, her repeated requests to serve in Vietnam are always turned down.

Wildwind's mystery is excellent and extremely difficult to solve. If I found any weakness at all in this book it was in the action scenes. They weren't quite up to the standard of the rest of the book; however, that's a small complaint. The setting, the characters, and the story all make me want to read the next book in the series as quickly as possible.

(My copy of this book was obtained through my membership in Paperback Swap.)
Xisyaco
SOME WELCOME HOME by Sharon Wildwind puts a face on the aftermath of the Vietnam War. Wildwind writes from experience as an army nurse in Vietnam in the early 1970s and a year as head nurse on an orthopedic unit at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where this novel is set. Her experiences and insights give the book authenticity. Nothing seems pasted on. It's the real deal.

Opening line: "Through the slit in the closed drapes, a thin bar of afternoon sunlight fell across the soldier's chest, highlighting the dark, small bullet hole."

Such is Captain Elizabeth "Pepper" Pepperhawk's "welcome" to the Transient Officers' Quarters at Fort Bragg. The body is wearing a World War 2 uniform but his hair is long. She thinks: "Maybe he wasn't a soldier; maybe someone dressed him in a uniform. But there was something about him, even in death, that said 'soldier.' He was one of us ..."

I was reminded of Shakespeare's "band of brothers" as I read. This emotional bond, this shared experience, runs through Wildwind's story. It also drives a key character who keeps applying for combat service, convinced that her request is routinely denied because she's a woman.

The story is told through three main characters. There's army nurse Pepperhawk, who survived Vietnam but is troubled by flashbacks. There's Benny Kirkpatrick, a Green Beret just returned from the Panamanian jungle, who wants to chuck it all, get married and raise a family. There's Captain Avivah Rosen of the military police, who envies their bond and wants to share it.

So who is the dead man on Pepper's bed? We get pieces of the puzzle one at a time. The investigation begins with a World War 2 veteran who reports a stolen uniform, and leads to three lifelong friends who served in Vietnam and swore to look after one another, no matter what.

How many of those now stationed at Fort Bragg could have been in a certain location in Saigon on January 20, 1969? Quite a few, as it turns out. A crime committed then and there has finally come to light a world away.

As Pepper, Benny and Avivah track the clues to a small mountain community, Pepper finds herself drawn into the lives of those who thought they had put Vietnam behind them. Wildwind writes with a sure hand of both the military community and the civilian community, and the arrest of a high-ranking, well-connected officer takes this complex mystery to a suspenseful ending.

SOME WELCOME HOME is the first in a planned five-book series. I enjoyed it from beginning to end, and look forward to the next one.
Qus
Nurse Corps Captain Elizabeth Pepperhawk has returned to the states after a tour of duty in Viet Nam. Her latest assignment is at Fort Bragg where she will head up a wing at Womack Army Hospital. However, her stay in guest quarters is SOME WELCOME HOME when she finds a corpse wearing a World War II uniform inside her room. She calls the MPs who inform the Criminal Investigation Division of a possible homicide. All military law enforcement is jittery as the MacDonald fiasco still lingers here at Bragg. MP Captain Avivah Rosen and CID Captain Delaney arrive with other military police.

The case takes a surprise spin when the victim turns out to be Dermid Hagan, who officially died in Nam two years ago. As Avivah and Elizabeth become friends and neighbors along with a third compatriot Benny Kirkpatrick, each has a personal problem to cope with. Elizabeth begins digging into what happened finding a tenuous link to the hospital; this endangers her, her friends, and others from a trained killer who will murder to keep secrets hidden.

This is a superb historical military police procedural that grips the audience from the moment Elizabeth finds a body in her room and never slows down until the final good-byes. Besides a strong murder mystery, the tale provides insight into the minds of career officers struggling at a time when the Viet Nam War has begun to look helpless with no exit strategy (sound familiar?). The key to the tale is three buddies and the support cast that sheds more light on three protagonists. They provide an insightful look 1971 military life inside a terrific who-done-it.

Harriet Klausner
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