After the War

A Coming Home Novel

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Publisher Description

A touching story about finding forgiveness and love filled with emotional second chances


Army captain Sarah Anders has been running from the worst day of her life ever since the day the chaplain knocked on her door. Throwing herself into her Army career after the loss of her husband, she’s been trying to be a mother to her young daughter and a good soldier. But a freak accident has nearly derailed her career and losing the Army means losing the one thing that keeps her connected to her husband.

 

Army captain Sean Nichols has never been good at commitment but he never forgave himself for letting Sarah slip away all those years ago. But wars have a way of distracting you away from the loneliness of an empty home. For the last decade, he’s been focused on preparing his men for their next deployment and ignoring the quiet longing for something more. The one thing he is not prepared for is a little girl, who wriggles her way into his heart, despite her mother’s resistance. 


When Sean and Sarah are thrown into a new assignment, they come face to face with the past they shared and the man who stands between them, even in death.

GENRE
Romance
RELEASED
2015
May 5
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
275
Pages
PUBLISHER
Jessica Scott
SELLER
Jessica Scott
SIZE
1.4
MB

Customer Reviews

stlgem73 ,

Honest

I applaud this author for not sugar coating the effects of war on our military men & women. It is a world that civilians can never truly understand. Finding that person who can share the things that are demanded is difficult but life saving. This story portrays these aspects well.

Nuts4reading ,

A true look at soldiers affected by war, AND a romance

I read this book on Memorial Day weekend...while it's fiction, this book is certainly based on fact. Reading this book while the news talked about fallen heroes, wounded heroes, and soldiers who returned home changed, made this book all the more real. Then I read the authors notes at the back about how she started writing the book while her husband was deployed, & shed more tears. I've read all of this author's books. Each one is as good as the last, while there's always romance, they're really about soldiers & family, and a little peek at war for those of us who have only witnessed war on the news.

Lovin' Los Libros ,

Beautiful second chance romance with deeper issues

Being a big fan of Jessica Scott's military romances, I knew I would have to give this one a go. I love second chance romances, so it was a no brainer I had to read it. The romance in this one takes a back seat to the actual storyline though. This didn't bother me because I was so engrossed in what was happening and seeing Sean and Sarah deal with the aftermath of a fight between soldiers. Still, what we do get of Sarah and Sean is really well done and I liked the slow building nature of their relationship.

Sarah and Sean have quite the past together and even though time has passed, they still remember the hurt they caused one another when they ended. Now, Sarah has been widowed by a good man whom she loved dearly and now has a daughter to care for. Sarah is hesitant to start something with Sean, as she feels it would be a betrayal to her late husband's memory. She has so much on her plate as it is, with dealing with her confusing feelings for Sean, being a single career mom, and dealing with an unforgiving supervisor. Sean is no different, with both of the fighting men being in his unit. It is hard for him to step back and look at the situation clearly, as he has served downrange with both, and one of which has been with him through some pretty dark times.

These last few books by Scott have been so enlightening as to what goes on between deployments and what it's like to be back on base, trying to acclimate. They are also incredibly heartbreaking, as some of them do not acclimate well and their drinking and drug use really become huge problems for them and their ability to do what is necessary for their jobs.

While the romance in this one is more on the subtle side, I did really like seeing Sarah and Sean find their way back to one another and giving the other some much needed hope that they can move forward and be happy.

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