This was such a wonderful and heartbreaking book to listen to at the same time. I thought the narrator did a fine job, but it was the book that touched me so deeply. Have told all my friends that this book is a keeper.
She did a lot of research for this book on the war. It really touched my heart knowing what Jolene and her family went through to bring herself back from all the pain she endured. More people need to know how the war effects our men and woman who fight for our country. Bless them all. Thanks Kristen Hannah for writing this book. It opened my eyes wider then they were before.
This was such an eye opening experience for me regarding our soliders and what they go through. It gives you a new appreciation for the adjustment it takes for a solider from getting the news of deployment to transitioning back to civilian life. Great book!
Within a few minutes of listening, I realized this writer could really capture human emotions and I was hooked. Good story, well researched (I learned alot about military deployments, etc) and a real tear jerker. I will look for more from this author.
Weak storyline - characters not very likeable.
Not high on my list of her books.
I gravitate toward KH's writing but this one left me wanting.
Patriotic. Heartwrenching. Real.
I cried through easily half of this book The portrayl of the family, and especially the pre-teen girl was spot-on! The deployment of a mother and wife to Iraq, leaving her family behind and her husband in charge of everything, was heart-wrenching, as was her return. It is an angst-filled story of heroism, personal growth, change, and love. Could not stop listening. The narrator did a wonderful job with all the characters, but I particularly loved the accent of the mother-in-law perhaps best.
this book takes you right from the start and never lets you go , such a great story with heart warming friendships .. love that goes flat after years of marriage and a heartfelt commitment of a mother and a soldier ... tear jerker for sure ,but very very good !!!!
I haven't read alot of Kristin Hannah's books before but I really liked this one. I will read more and be encouraged if her other books are better than this one.
Yes, it is just done to perfection!
The life of a woman helicopter pilot and her best friend who left family back home and had to go off to Iraq and suffer then return to home life again and not feel like sshe fits in and has terrible nightmares about what happened to her in Iraq and her marriage and family back home!!!
No I have not but I shall get more after listening to this!!
yes, many times, I cried and cried it is all so true! The author Kristin Hannah is now my favorite and I shall now get and listen to all her books.
I just could not put this audio book down...almost 15 hours and was just spellbound by it and all the information and reseach the author put into this book. She is outstanding!...