“Home Front” is the newest novel by one of my favorite authors, Kristin Hannah. I have been waiting for this book to released for months now, and I even had it written in my calendar – and circle in red pen.
And you KNOW things are important when they are circled in red pen!
“Home Front” is about Jolene and Michael Zarkades. They have been married for about twelve years and have two daughters. Their marriage is falling apart, because things are just so overwhelming– bills, careers, and raising a pre-teen daughter. Michael is a defense attorney, and Jolene is a military helicopter pilot (which Michael hates) in the National Guard.
Jolene gets deployed unexpectedly, and their home and family life are turned upside down.
Without giving any of the story away, this books really does a great job of showing the heavy toll war can take on this everyday family. The author does a fantastic job of making everything seem so realistic, and I couldn’t bear to put this one down. I finished it VERY quickly, and can’t wait for her next book.
This is a very emotional book. Really, all of Kristin Hannah’s books are emotional, but this was a completely different level than I am used to from her.
I definitely recommend this book!