I'll Be Home For Christmas (Coming Home #2.6) by Jessica Scott gives you all the grit and glory of love.
There's nothing in the world Army Sergeant Vic Carponti loves more than his wife and his country. Smart-mouthed and easy tempered, he takes everything as a joke...except his promise to come home to his wife, Nicole, for Christmas. As he prepares to leave for his latest deployment into Iraq, Vic will do everything he can to shield his beautiful, supportive wife from the realities of war...and from his own darkest fears.
As a career army wife, Nicole Carponti knows just what to expect from her husband's tour of duty: loneliness, relentless worry, and a seemingly endless countdown until the moment Vic walks through the door again. But when the unthinkable happens, Nicole and Vic's bond is tested like never before and changes everything they believe to be true about the power of love and the simple beauty of being home for the holidays.
NOTE: You don't have to read this book as part of the series. But once you read it, you'll want to read the other full length books. And although this is a Christmas-themed book, it can be enjoyed year round because it doesn't focus on the holiday exclusively.
REVIEW: It's clear Jessica Scott knows what she writes. She has a talent for layering the military elements of the story with all the necessary emotional elements that come along with a romance story. The story flows smoothly and feels authentic with just enough military lingo to keep it real but not confuse non-military readers. There's a poignancy to the story because it reflects on the sacrifices and challenges of military families. She's creates stories where these struggles play a role but don't overshadow the very basic boy loves girl romance. The emotion leaks out of every scene and threatens to spill tears during some of the tougher moments. This love story is beautiful. Reading it at Christmas makes you pray for a world when every soldier could find their way home to their families.
RATING: 5 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
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