A Journey Home
Air Force Captain Stephanie Tyler’s sole duty is to fly overseas to war torn areas of the world to retrieve and escort the bodies of fallen soldiers back home to the United States. It is a tough and emotional job but she is honored for the privilege. Her duty also helps her to escape her past and her failed marriage.
But those flights have become increasingly more dangerous and she is forced to have a partner accompany her. Much to Stephanie’s surprise and dismay, she is partnered up with her ex-husband, Captain Douglas ‘DA’ Aston.
From the moment DA enters the scene, he irritates her. It could have something to do with the fact he slept with her best friend while she and DA were married. As they go on several missions together, Stephanie is forced to be courteous and professional with DA even though the very sight of him irritates her beyond comprehension.
Then, Stephanie’s cheating, husband stealing, ex-best friend is killed in Afghanistan and Stephanie and DA must escort her body home. While executing this difficult duty, a myriad of conflicting emotions makes Stephanie ponder how short life really is . . . and to question her own ability to forgive.
Uncaged Review: Sometimes when I read a book, I look at a few of the reviews, and wonder if some of the people reviewing actually read the same book as I did. This is one of those times. If I could give it more than 5 Stars I would.
The author has the readers running a full gamut of emotions with this book. The duty of bringing back fallen soldiers is a tough one, and Captain Stephanie Tyler is one of the best, even though the emotional toll is great, the respect that she gives every soldier she brings home is heartwarming and emotional. But the author doesn’t keep the book in the deep angst – when Stephanie’s ex-husband, Captain Aston is assigned to be her partner – the fun begins. I laughed, cried and cheered this book and the characters. There is also love and hate, betrayal and forgiveness, sadness and laughter. I had a tough time putting this down, and the only reason it took me two sessions to read it, is I couldn’t keep my eyes open at 2:00am. At 9:00am the next morning – I had it open again. Reviewed by Cyrene