Major Jackie Holmes is a career soldier with nearly twenty-one years of service under her. Returning home from Afghanistan injured makes her evaluate her life. After her husband’s strange behaviour, she realises the only people in her life she can count on to help with her recovery are her twins, her parents, and all the medical teams she finds herself surrounded with. Could a chance encounter with an old school friend turn her life around?
As a physiotherapist at a military rehabilitation centre, Carrie Spencer treats all kinds of people and injuries. She just didn’t ever consider running into an old school friend, and end up treating her. In the midst of an abusive relationship, Carrie is struggling to decide how she needs to act to safeguard herself and her boys, Charlie and Richard. Jackie is her bright light in a dark place, and Carrie begins to rely on her friend more and more as she comes to terms with what she must do.
Everything comes to a head at a party held at Jackie’s house…the only question is—Will Carrie do the right thing and turn her back on her relationship, or will she follow her lover and suffer more of her abuse?
When a friendship turns to more and two hearts beat as one, is it possible for that bond to be torn apart?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I love this book so much I can't even put into words how much. As veteran it alone makes me proud to read any military story, but as the former spouse of veteran who suffers from PTSD and TBI it hit home a little more. These stories are good for everyone to read so they can learn and get a glimpse of what they suffer through on daily basis. Jackie is a hero for saving Davis life and then coming home and learning how to live life to the fullest again even though she wasn't whole. She was dealt a blow that unfortunately a lot of service members like her are faced with when down range or fighting to come back to their love ones after injury. This book is beautifully written and I enjoyed reading it.
I'm glad to see a book about women vets. It shows the real angst and fears that all our veterans face after severe injury and the difficulty of the transition back to a non combative role on the home front, and the fear of not fulfilling responsibilities like employment and family care, whether those responsibilities are real or self imposed. I think the other thing I was glad to see was the struggle with self image that happens when one is severely injured or loses some physical part of their body. That is a part of the reality of war and too many spouses/partners are not prepared for what that means and how their reactions will affect the self image and mental state of their military family member. PTSD is also a reality of war and many of the veterans from previous conflicts still suffer from it. Glad to see it as part of the story. Bravo to Ronnie for this wonderful book. I would love to see more of her work available to Kindle e-book readers in the US. Loved the characters,...
This is such a beautifully written story. Ronni's attention to details and her respect in the way she handled the injuries and the wartime flashbacks of Jack to the emotional and physical turmoil that Carrie endures shows what a talented writer she truly is. I really enjoyed this book and I loved the fact that these woman were strong, mature and family oriented.
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