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Title:
The military wife
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9781250145536
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First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2019.

©2019
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337 pages ; 21 cm.
Summary:
Military widow Harper Lee Wilcox finds the possibility of healing in the reappearance of Bennett Caldwell, an ex-Navy SEAL who was wounded on the same mission that made Harper a widow.
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Summary

An emotionally layered novel about family, second chances and what it means to be a military wife. Harper Lee Wilcox has been marking time in her hometown of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina since her husband's death, nearly five years earlier. Moving back to her hometown with her young son has her feeling restless but she is worried that moving on means leaving her husband's memory behind.While visiting a friend who is going through a tough time Harper sees an opportunity to help not only her friend but also a network of other military wives while rebuilding her own life.In pursuit of her dream, Harper crosses paths with Bennett Caldwell, Noah's best friend and SEAL brother. A man who has a promise to keep, entangling their lives in ways neither of them can foresee. Can Harper let go of her grief, build a future for herself and let love in a second time?


Author Notes

Laura Trentham in an award winning romance author. The Military Wife is her debut women's fiction novel. A chemical engineer by training and a lover of books by nature, she lives in South Carolina.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

With pitchperfect prose, plotting, and characterization, Trentham (Slow and Steady Rush) captures the painful, patriotic feelings of military widows and the difficult necessity of moving forward. Harper Lee Wilcox's Navy SEAL husband, Noah, died on a mission shortly before their son, Ben, was born. Five years later, Harper's doing her best to pick up the pieces, living on North Carolina's Outer Banks with her mother and her son. When her closest friend, Allison, is at her wits end dealing with her SEAL husband's PTSD, Harper rushes to Ft. Bragg to help-and after an illuminating visit to an onbase support group, she creates a business project that will provide purpose to other military wives. While putting together funding, Harper meets Bennett Caldwell, Noah's reclusive teammate and best friend, who bears a heavy dose of survivor's guilt. As Harper and Ben burrow into his heart, Bennett struggles with his love for his dead friend's wife and child. Trentham expertly addresses PTSD, survivor's guilt, and falling in love after a tremendous loss with an empathy that rings true. It's impossible to finish this remarkable book without shedding tears. Agent: Kevan Lyon, Marsal Lyon Literary. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.