I could not pull myself away from this book from about a quarter of the way into it. I felt it started off a bit slow in comparison to many others by this same author. Once into it about three or four chapters, it took off, and I could not put it down until I finished. Get the tissue box out because you are going to need it! Awesome story about those who make sacrifices both at home and abroad!
i thought that this was a wonderful book, even though i cried right through the end. still, to me the end didn't feel quite right. That was not what was supposed to happen! i won't give anything away, but the ending was not what i thought it should be. If you dislike books that make you cry, i would suggest staying away from this one! on the other hand, it's that kind of book that stays with you for days after you close the cover.
I liked this better than the first one. It was moving and quite sad but it reminded me what an anchor God is even in life's biggest storms. It painted a strong picture of American patriotism and how Iraq has affected the lives of many Americans- especially those with loved ones in the crossfire. While I wish things turned out a little less tragic I've come to accept that life does deal harsh cards sometimes- and Kingsbury tells us that having God in such times makes all the difference. A hard but more than worthwhile read.