I love Kristin Hannah. No one is able to evoke pathos better. This book is one of my favorites. In it, a couple are facing marital difficulties as they struggle with children, bills, careers and chores. Wife, Jolene, is a soldier, husband, Michael, a defense attorney. When an unexpected deployment sends Jolene to Afghanistan, she agonizes about leaving her family but knows her duty as a soldier. Michael, a busy attorney, must pick up the slack at home. Jolene shields her family from the truth about life on the front lines until she is wounded in combat and returns home a changed person. Can they pick up the pieces and keep their family from disintegrating?