"This is an outstanding collection of stories about veterans of wars. WW I, Nam, WW II, Desert Storm and more. All of them will tug at your heart and make you realize that some vets never get over the traumatic events of war (or their service)." ~ A Navy Vet...VT town (Amazon Top 500 Reviewer)
The stories in this collection explore the physical and psychological effects of combat, both on those who serve and those back home. Told from the points of view of spouses and children as well as the soldiers themselves, the stories tackle eleven different scenarios spanning five American wars. Guilt and acceptance, despair and hope, selfishness and sacrifice, and above all, love, blend together as characters come to realize maybe their feelings aren’t futile after all.
Eleven Stories of What It Means to Love a Soldier:
- A girlfriend explains why she knew her boyfriend wouldn’t come back from the front.
- A stranger reminds a veteran what matters in life.
- A wife struggles to trust her husband with their baby after he returns from deployment.
- Old friends search for a way to reclaim the dreams and plans of their childhood.
- A woman haunted by her experiences finds an unlikely ally.
- One man’s enlistment creates ripple effects for generations as four sons seek to make sense of what they and their fathers are fighting for.
"This anthology of short stories packs a powerful punch. The theme centers on how some soldiers can fail to adjust to their homecomings. For those unlucky veterans, there's no neatly fit back into their former lives. They have difficulty living up to their own expectations as well as those of others. Choices are made, some with long lasting consequences. Fortunately, there are rays of hope here that belies the title of the book. A dog, a childhood friend, a child of a new generation offer keys to unlock the weighty chains of PTSD and unreasonable expectations. In addition, the author has supplied a list of resources for veterans in the back of the book." - M. R. Davidsaver
Evolved Publishing presents a collection of interconnected short stories, focused on the difficulties of maintaining relationships with troubled soldiers who've returned from war, from the author of the literary/women's fiction novel Yours to Keep or Throw Aside. [DRM-Free]
"This is an outstanding collection of stories about veterans of wars. WW I, Nam, WW II, Desert Storm and more. All of them will tug at your heart and make you realize that some vets never get over the traumatic events of war (or their service). Gone but Not Forgotten was my favorite one of all. What could have been...if only... I also appreciated the fact that at the end the author lists some of the resources available to veterans. I had never heard of the Gift from Within organization despite being a vet of the Navy and retired after my 20 years. Most highly recommended and I am going to see what else this author has written." - Serenity (Amazon Top 100 Reviewer)
More Great Literary/Women's Fiction from Evolved Publishing:
- All the Tomorrows by Nillu Nasser
- Cassia by Lanette Kauten
- White Chalk by P.K. Tyler
- Participant by Carmen Kemp
- Between Two Doors by Taya DeVere