"Friendly fire" killed Megan Juddman's husband during the Gulf War. Now bitterness over a suspected cover-up---and guilt over a shameful secret---threaten to consume her. Escaping to her hometown of Twisp, Washington, she befriends decorated veteran Tharon Marsh. But when his painful secrets and her tragic past collide as the events of 9/11 rock the country, can Megan relinquish anger and embrace forgiveness? 400 pages, softcover from Howard.
When Megan Juddman learns that "friendly fire" killed her husband in the Gulf War, guilt and bitterness consume her -- guilt over a shameful secret she harbors and bitterness over a suspected government cover-up. After escaping to her hometown, Twisp, in eastern Washington, she meets Tharon Marsh, a decorated officer in the Gulf War who has also come to the valley to bury a painful past. Their friendship grows towards something deeper until Megan discovers Tharon's terrible secret: he ordered the fire that killed her husband. Their personal turmoil increases when the disasters of the September11, World Trade Center attacks, thrust the country into a new war and Tharon is recalled to active duty. Tension reaches the breaking point when, over Megan's protests, her troubled eighteen-year-old son enlists. Will Megan be able to relinquish her hold on the past and find a way to forgive?
Doris Elaine Fell holds a B.A. in education, a B.S. in nursing, has pursued graduate studies in education, and has studied Bible and Journalism at Multnomah Bible College. She is the author of sixteen novels, two nonfiction books, and articles in secular and inspirational publications. Her multifaceted career has taken her all over the world and has inspired a six-book seasons of Intrigue series, as well as Long Awaited Wedding and The Wedding Jewel. She presently lives in Huntington Beach, California.
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