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    • #1979
      Dolores Ferrero
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        @dolores

        I read this when it first came out, and I’ve pulled it back off the shelf to reread. I remember *really* connecting with it at the time, but it doesn’t seem to get as much… love as some of Kristin Hannah’s more recent novels. I’m curious both how I’ll respond to it ten years later and if and/or how her voice has changed over the years.

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        Jaimette
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          @jaimettemcculley

          I can’t imagine how emotional it was when it was first published, because I was  so emotional reading it now.   I am not military, but live in a military town and know women who were deployed.  Gratefully not injured, but I never thought how difficult coming back could be.

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          Patty Carroll
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            @pcarroll

            This was a very tense read. I can’t begin to imagine what military families go through and I don’t think anyone returns from war unchanged. I do not think I took a deep breath the whole time I read. That said, I don’t think this is as well written as some of her other books. For me, there was more “telling” than “showing.”

          • #2059
            Julie Schoenberger
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              @bookworm1019

              This book made me really think about what not only a soldier goes through but also their families. Some may not be strong enough to make it through.

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