Sunday, October 25, 2015

First Impressions: G74 The Review of The Cost of Courage by Joseph Cordaro

Name of Book: The Cost of Courage

Author: Joseph Cordaro

ISBN: 978-1456339951

Publisher: Self-published

Year it was published: 2010


Emily Courtland is a strong and determined woman. But, she will need all of her strength and courage when her husband returns from war.

Naval hero, Lieutenant Commander Charles Courtland, is tormented by terrifying memories of battle and is being destroyed by the severe psychological aftereffects of battle.

The ugly wounds to his body are healing. But the uglier scars on his mind are forcing him to fight the nightmarish demons he cannot speak of.

Emily sees her family being crushed by her husband's erratic and delusional behavior. Most especially, and mysteriously, it is their young son Brent who bears the brunt of his father’s irrational treatment. For the boy it has reached the point of physical abuse.

Emily is forced to choose between standing by the ill husband she loves, and protecting their child from him.

To read the first two chapters go to


Previously I've read book titled In His Stead which is military based, which I did like a little, but unfortunately military things aren't to my reading palate, and I've realized after I tried reading a few pages of this particular book. It is written well, and, I imagine, a vital read for PTSD for those that come after the combat, but its not to my taste.


Although interesting, the book didn't seem to capture my interest as I had hoped.

3 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

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