Scott delivers another sensitive, touching look at the trials and tribulations of modern military life at Fort Hood, Texas with the fourth Coming Home contemporary (after Back to You), tackling military suicides and the macho culture that contributes to them. Sgt. Reza Iaconelli had a drinking problem and a spate of personal demons well before he joined the army, and four deployments only layered on the trauma and damage. Emily Lindberg left her cushy, sheltered life as an East Coast therapist for the rich and privileged, hoping to live a meaningful life helping the army take care of its own. When they're both involved in a tragedy with a soldier who was abused by the system, they're forced to overcome the differences in their experiences to find a better way for the army, and for each other. Scott displays a deft touch with her main and supporting characters, and a realistic, moving development of Reza and Emily's romance. Readers will ache, cheer, and worry in all the right places. Agent: Donna Bagdasarian, Publication Riot Group. (Nov.)
Reviewed on: 05/04/2015 Release date: 11/01/2014 Genre: Fiction
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