I am not a soldier but I work for the Police and everyday is a little tiny sniper of war....this book shows the ravages of PTSD...or as we are saying now PTSI as we are realising its an injury to our brains from overexposure to unspeakable horror. The beautiful character development and the darkness of this book made me son and cheer and face a few hard realities. The darkness of the relationships and the beautiful character development were glorious. I can't recommend this highly enough. Buy th book. It's beautiful, heartbreaking and sucks you in. Thank you for telling a story that so needed to be heard from a female perspective.
WOW!! what a story! What an AMAZING author! I have read thousands of books..back to back ..but I haven't started another one for 24 hours! I need to savour the contents of this one. This the third Kristen Hannah novel I have read and she is now one of my top 5 writers. This novel is un-put-downable. I have not read a story like it before. It has made me think a great deal about our women who go to war ... I've read hundreds about MEN going to War.. This story is set in present times and is about a family...each member so perfectly described in every way that you feel as if you know them personally. It is a book about what happens in a family when a wife and mother goes to war, and the effect it has on everyone. I cried several times reading this book ...I was so impressed with the knowledge and compassion of this writer, it was as if she lived this experience ( she did not of course) Do yourself a favour and read this beautiful novel featuring Joelene the Black Hawk Pilot and her beloved family, each one so believable ! But I could have happily slapped the selfish, rude , disrespectful 12 year old daughter Bestsy....my lovely daughters never spoke to my husband and I like that..and their children don't speak to them like that either. Is this a sign of the times? where you can't say NO to children , or expect respect ?