Thursday, July 23, 2015
From the author of the acclaimed The Curiosity comes a compelling and moving story of compassion, courage, and redemption.
Deborah Birch is a seasoned hospice nurse whose daily work requires courage and compassion. But her skills and experience are tested in new and dramatic ways when her easygoing husband, Michael, returns from his third deployment to Iraq haunted by nightmares, anxiety, and rage. She is determined to help him heal, and to restore the tender, loving marriage they once had.
At the same time, Deborah’s primary patient is Barclay Reed, a retired history professor and expert in the Pacific Theater of World War II whose career ended in academic scandal. Alone in the world, the embittered professor is dying. As Barclay begrudgingly comes to trust Deborah, he tells her stories from that long-ago war, which help her find a way to help her husband battle his demons.
A touching story written in a way that takes you right to the heart of Deb, a hospice nurse whose husband has returned from duty with a diagnosis of PTSD. Their struggles have put their lives in disarray yet Deb is determined to make it work. A new client helps her to deal with Mark in a unique way.
I felt many emotions as I read through the pages of this sometimes predictable book but it ended with my feeling satisfied and pleased.
I received a copy of this book free from Goodreads in exchange for an honest review.