Tuesday, May 5, 2015

ARC REVIEW After the War by Jessica Scott

After The War is book two in Jessica Scott's Homefront series and is probably the most emotional book I've read and still loved with all my heart. I hate crying it gives me a migraine but with Jessica Scott books, which always make me cry, I don't mind. With every book of hers I review I always say how wonderful of a writer she is and this book is just another one to love. In Jessica Scott's facebook post and in the author's note at the end she explains how hard this book was for her to write because of how close to home it hits and you can tell.

I find the blurb on Goodreads is one of the best summaries for a book I have read.

A terrible loss…

Captain Sarah Anders lost her husband to the Iraq war and has nearly lost the career she loves. Sent to Fort Hood, she only wants to do her job and take care of the daughter she’s raising on her own. She never counted on running straight into a memory she’d tried to forget. 

A love he never forgot...

Captain Sean Nichols never got over Sarah. He simply tried to forget her amidst the war and the chaos of combat. But when she’s assigned to investigate his unit, he comes face to face with the woman no war or any amount of time could make him forget. 

A dark secret…

As Sarah gets closer to the truth, Sean must accept that actions he took during the war may end the tentative love building between them. And even if Sarah can forgive him, Sean may never be able to forgive himself.

Jessica Scott does not glamorize the military, and it's hard to read sometimes because you know how much truth she puts into her stories. I look up to moms like Jessica Scott and the character Sarah because they do what they do best and even if it means making hard sacrifices. I love Sarah Anders because the type of person she is the mom she is and choices she has had to make. The relationship between Sarah and Sean is hopeful; and you continue to hope for their continued HEA.     

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