Friday, February 1, 2019

Friday Memes: The Military Wife by Laura Trentham

Happy Friday everybody!
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Winters in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, were temperamental. The sunshine and a temperate southerly breeze that started a day could turn into biting, salt-tinged snow flurries by afternoon. But one thing Harper Lee Wilcox could count on was that winter along the Outer Banks was quiet.
Friday 56:
He took a moment to process what she'd admitted. Hecouldn't deny the spike of satisfaction, but neither could he deny the very real issue of Noah's ghost between them. "You'll never forget him. Neither will I."
This week I am spotlighting The Military Wife: Heart of a Hero by Laura Trentham. I got this eARC from NetGalley. Here is the description from Amazon:
A young widow embraces a second chance at life when she reconnects with those who understand the sacrifices made by American soldiers and their families in award-winning author Laura Trentham’s The Military Wife.

Harper Lee Wilcox has been marking time in her hometown of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina since her husband, Noah Wilcox’s death, nearly five years earlier. With her son Ben turning five and living at home with her mother, Harper fights a growing restlessness, worried that moving on means leaving the memory of her husband behind.

Her best friend, Allison Teague, is dealing with struggles of her own. Her husband, a former SEAL that served with Noah, was injured while deployed and has come home physically healed but fighting PTSD. With three children underfoot and unable to help her husband, Allison is at her wit’s end.

In an effort to reenergize her own life, Harper sees an opportunity to help not only Allison but a network of other military wives eager to support her idea of starting a string of coffee houses close to military bases around the country.

In her 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. As her business grows so does an unexpected relationship with Bennett. Can Harper let go of her grief and build a future with Bennett even as the man they both loved haunts their pasts?


  1. So tempting! Great excerpts. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: ”COME FIND ME”

  2. Oh man. As a former military wife (husband spent five years in the Marines) I don't think I could read this book. That's your worst fear when he's deployed - that he won't come back. Lived near that area of North Carolina for two years, too. Yeah, this book would hit far too close to home for me. It sounds really good though!

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  3. This sounds like a good read. Here's my Friday post:

  4. Sounds like an awesome read. Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

  5. Great cover. I do enjoy military read now and then.

  6. This sounds like an interesting book. Enjoy your current read!

  7. I'm a pushover for stories like this. I hope you enjoy it:)

    My Friday 56 from Match Me If You Can

  8. Sounds like a wonderful book. Happy weekend!

  9. I've read another book from this author and really enjoyed it. This sounds wonderful.

  10. I haven't heard too much about this one, and appreciate your featuring it today. It's one I think I might like. I hope you have a great weekend, Kathy.

  11. Probably not one I'd reach for myself, but I do hope you enjoy it.

  12. Sounds like a book heavy with emotion. I hope you end up enjoying your weekend!

  13. This one is already on my wishlist. It looks great. Hope you have a great weekend!

  14. New to me book. Thanks for the post.


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