Home Front is our current SheKnows Book Club pick for 2012, and we're thrilled to give you the chance to chat with New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah live on Facebook this week.
Join Kristin and the SheKnows Book Club bloggers on Facebook on Thursday, March 1, at 5 p.m. PST (8 p.m. EST). For 1 hour. Kristin Hannah will respond to your questions and comments on the SheKnows Facebook page. Come by and chat with this beloved author, ask her questions about Home Front, or just tell her how much you adore her many wonderful novels.
Jolene Zarkades had a difficult childhood. As soon as she was old enough, she joined the military, and through them, found a new family. Now, Jolene is married to Michael and they have two wonderful daughters, but Jolene has never let go of the first group that truly embraced her. Up in the air, at the controls of the helicopter, life is focused and sharp. It's on the ground that things are much more muddled.
Michael doesn't understand Jolene's commitment to the military. Their marriage has been going through a rough patch since Michael's father's death and Jolene no longer knows how to connect with him. She pours herself into her family, but nothing seems to be enough. Then Jolene receives some shocking news: Her National Guard unit is being deployed to Iraq. All of a sudden, the gulf separating Jolene and Michael becomes an impassable chasm. Jolene must leave her family and friends, facing danger on a daily basis, and she doesn't know if she'll return.
After Jolene's departure, Michael must become father and mother to his two daughters, a role completely foreign to him. As he barely copes with his new duties, he begins to appreciate Jolene more and see her in an entirely new light. But has the break between Michael and Jolene become irreparable? Will Jolene ever be able to return home to the family that she so loves?
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