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ONE SEPTEMBER MORNING
ROSALIND NOONAN
ISBN# 978-0-7582-0929-0
January 2009
Kensington Books
850 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022
Paperback
$14.00 U.S./$16.95 Canada
450 Pages
Mainstream Fiction
Rating: 4 Cups

Abby Fitzgerald’s world tumbles when two soldiers approach her door with bad news. Her husband, John, has been killed in Iraq. How will she manage to go on living without him?

Corporal Emjay Brown wonders if he could have done more to save John. Either way, he refuses to speak to anyone about any thoughts of suicide. He only wishes to talk to his friend, John.

After John is killed in Iraq, Abby’s heart is shredded into tiny pieces. Relatives and friends come to mourn and bring food while relaying words of sympathy, but she wants none of it; she wants John home in her arms again. Dr. Charles Jump is the Director of Psychiatrist Services who wants to help Abby through this difficult situation and wants to be closer to her. Abby soon learns the more she is around Emjay and Charles, the bigger the discord.

There were many times I could relate to Abby and the military wives in the story. When the mention of Abby touching the sheet, or the smell of shaving cream, not to mention other little things with John; I could share in her thoughts and pain. The story creates a hardedge and the effects war can have on any human being. From the meltdowns of some of the men, to the broken hearts of those waiting at home, war leaves a devastating blow. There are bone-chilling moments that cut straight to the heart in this masterful read. Ms. Noonan generates a convincing story that numerous can relate to, many will question, while those who have gone through any ordeal, as the one in One September Morning, will understand and hold dear to the heart.

Cherokee
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