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Publisher Description

In Learning to Stand, Alexandra Hargreaves begins to unravel the murky forces behind the attack on the Fey Special Forces Team. Traumatized, Alex attempts to move forward in her life and falls flat on her face. Attacked from all sides, Alex learns to stand on her own against the forces that strive to destroy her. With her family and friends at hand, she takes steps forward in her life.

Back cover copy:

Last year, Major Alexandra “The Fey” Hargreaves lost everything and nearly lost her life. Now, everyone expects her to move on. Everyone, except Alex.

Fragile, lost, and battered, she stumbles and falls.

When a small child’s life is in danger, only Alex can save him. Setting aside her grief, the horror of the past, and betrayal in the present, she finds the strength and courage to rally her team to rescue him.

And Alex learns to stand again.

Learning to Stand is another fast-paced, heartwarming novel in the Alex the Fey thriller series.

Learning to Stand is the second in the Alex the Fey thriller series.

Praise for Learning to Stand:

“The story of The Fey, and Alex, is an exciting roller coaster ride that keeps you turning the pages.” Vickie from Vixen’s Den

“I found out three hours after opening the book, that I could not put it down.” Bobette from Frugal Domestic Goddess

“I would recommend this book to any one that loves a thriller/ military novels. I personally can not wait for the next book in the series “Who I Am” to come out February of 2011.” Asha from Asha’s Butterflys

“This fast-paced novel ends with courage, hope, and love.” Katie from The Frugal Blog

Mysteries & Thrillers
February 5
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Customer Reviews

Sprig Green ,

Learning to Stand

I'm hooked! You will be too! Alex is what every woman is whether they show it on the outside or keep it inside for only a special few to see. Smart, funny, strong, intuitive, and loving (if you deserve it!). I started with "The Fey", thinking I had stumbled over a new Arthurian novel. Boy did I get a good surprise! Read them all and when you're done read about Alex's friends who so lovingly keep her sheltered and warm in the Denver Cereal. After all... What's a bomb or two between friend? Intrigued? Good, start reading!

Sillicacher ,

Great Fictional story.

I personally read this book three times along with the other three and avidly await the fifth book, IN THE GREY coming out in mid-March 2013. Yes, no woman has ever been a real US Army Green Beret in SF etc. but this is fiction people. This author writes a compelling and ever entrancing story line that keeps you salivating for more. Yes, oh I really have read each book three times and am reading them a forth before the fifth comes out!
Maybe some critics feel her details are incorrect but remember this is fiction. Ms, Hall is a gifted author who I would love to meet someday because she's real. I subscribe to her email letters and follow her progress almost daily. Please read these books in the spirit they are written, as fiction. The characters in my opinion are believable, and her details of the struggles injured soldiers suffer are not fiction. Ms. Hall challenges us to realize the damages that combat has on all of our military personnel on active and reserve duty. Our military is preserving our American Freedom as our Constitution mandates and have suffered severely.
Loss of body parts, infections that can and do kill are presented in a way through these stories that anyone can relate to. We send our young people off to fight and forget them when they come home with all the injuries and mental anguish they suffer. Ms. Hall writes fiction but she also writes a compelling series that challenges the American people to stand up for our military personnel, EVERY SINGLE ONE, and their families.
One thing that might seem outrageous to some is the team living together in one household. Well, duh, how many of us have to live with our families due to our own disabilities, financial woes, childcare needs and parents with age related issues we care for. The team living together allows for quick response to do the very important rescues that make the story flow.
Ms. Hall also provides the encouragement and strength of helping one another through our struggles in life. She addresses marital issues, alcoholism, PTSD, amputation, massive infections that zap the life of people, domestic violence, and her characters grow STRONG and overcome their issues. They do not loose them, they deal everyday with them and that makes this authors fictional series of "Alex the Fey" come alive on paper.
I pray this review is allowed because Claudia Hall Christian is a shining star in the fiction world. You will be surprised!!!!!

Odd72849 ,

Learning to Stand

This is such a disjointed story. I'm not following it at all. I'm not happy that I paid money for this poorly written book. I should get a refund!

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