Chrissie Evans has been lonely ever since her husband died in Iraq three years earlier. She is afraid to love a soldier again. But in Colorado Springs, she does not have much chance of finding a non-military man. When a unit returns home, she realizes her neighbor was one of them and she knows he must be lonely because his wife left him while he was gone. She does what any kind person would do and goes to welcome him home with food and wine, not knowing that he blames her for his wife leaving.
Captain Ray Hughs could not believe that his wife left him and took their son to Omaha to stay with his parents. He could not think of what had gone so terribly wrong in their marriage. Because his wife mentioned Chrissie in her emails, he automatically blames her for ruining his marriage. But even through his anger, the attraction he feels for Chrissie will not be denied.
Chrissie tries her best to forget about Ray Hughs. But that is not going to happen. They are neighbors and his son, TJ, loves spending time with her. With the thought of only helping Ray calm his son down one evening, she tells him the truth about her husband. Ray realizes after listening to her, she is not to blame for what Tammy did. As they grow closer together, Chrissie knows that she could love again, even if the man she has fallen for is a soldier. But what will happen to them if he is deployed again? Can she stand the pain of not knowing if he was okay?
Ms. Myers has captured the feelings of pain, loss, and worry that any loved one feels when they send a soldier to war. This story is an outstanding tribute to the men and women who serve our country and their families. I smiled and I cried while reading this story. The emotions are strong and her characters have many conflicts to overcome in order to find happiness again. This book quickly stole my heart and captured my attention. I will be reading this book again and again.
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