THE MARINE'S KISS
Major Sergeant Nate Dole is back in Mercy on an honorable discharge after enemy fire took out both his knee and his career. He sees a newspaper photo of his first love, Jenny Wright, kissing a pig. Jenny's spontaneity and unusual teaching methods have landed her in trouble. She is unable to say no to her principal's idea that Nate spend a week in Jenny's third grade classroom during their project on heroes. Sparks fly. The humor in Shirley Jump's latest makes it a must-read. You'll laugh out loud as the Heimlich maneuver that Nate performs on Mr. Body erupts into chaos. With engaging leads and sparkling wit, The Marine's Kiss (4.5) is a winner.
Vera Lisa Smetzer