Title: When she came home
Author: Drusilla Campbell
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing, 2013
Summary/Review: Francine (Frankie) Byrne Tennyson stunned her family when she decided to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps. Frankie is a 25 year old married woman with a baby who is not even two years old. Frankie’s husband believes her enlistment is because she is still trying to get her father to love her. Frankie’s father cannot accept his daughter’s decision to serve in spite of his own career as a brigadier general. Frankie comes back home after a tour in Iraq and finds that her husband is still harboring feelings of abandonment and their marriage is in jeopardy. Her daughter is confused, alienated and being traumatized by bullies. In therapy, Frankie begins to deal with memories of an incident in Iraq which has threatened to destroy her sanity. In order to save everything in her life that is most important to her, she must face the toughest battle of her life. This novel brings you into the heart, soul and mind of a very courageous woman. You will celebrate her freedom of choice to make her own decisions.
Recommended by: Beverly D., Branch Circulation Coordinator
Who will like this book? It should have special relevance to military women and their families, as well as, those who seek insight into PTSD.
If you like this, try this: Little Girl Gone also by Drusilla Campbell. This author continues to portray strong women finding their voices.
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