The Way Home by Cindy Gerard
Description from Amazon: (I realize there is something missing, a flaw with the Amazon book uploads sometimes cuts out part of the description with the cover photo)
for a soldier’s wife. Jess Albert has been living with them for four years, since the death of her husband in Afghanistan. Finding blessed numbness in routine, she doesn’t dare to look ahead, any more than she can bear to look back. Then Tyler Brown, a former special-ops warrior, shows up at her small general store in Minnesota North Woods, jarring her back to life. Jess knows better than to fall in love with another man who places duty to his country before love of his wife- but there’s no denying the longing and the hope for a future that Ty makes her feel.
A world away, a man ravaged by years of captivity and torture, a man with no memories, finally escapes- clinging to life and sanity in a hostile land. In his darkest hour, he awakes in a lantern-lit cave to find a woman at his side. Dark-haired and dark-eyes, her touch is caring, despite the resentment he hears in her voice and sees on her face. Rabia is bound by honor to save the lost American soldier in her keeping, this broken warrior from a war that has brought so much devastation to her land. But is it honor igniting her compassion for her enemy, or is it something more?
While a Black Ops team plans a daring rescue mission to bring the solider home, two women on opposite sides of the world walk a dangerous path between betrayal and honor, and must find for themselves where to draw the lines between duty and love.
This book contains love stories on many levels. Jess marries her high school sweetheart and becomes a reluctant military wife, hoping JR would eventually put his military career behind him. When she loses him to his patriotic endeavors, she grieves and holds strong to his memory, which makes her hesitant to love again. I don't want to spoil the story with too many facts about the plot, but the book made me feel the loss and regrets that Jess waded through, and it was a rich thought provoking experience. Did she settle down too young? Was her love for JR juvenile and not enough to withstand the years had he not been killed? Was her real soul mate yet to be discovered? Then there was JR's story. Some of the military stuff was over my head, but a lot of it was very interesting, edge of your seat kind of action. His romantic tale was heart capturing as well. So, romance, suspense, and action are all rolled into this book very well. I enjoyed it very much.
I was given a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
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