After the War
Jessica Scott, author
A terrible loss… Captain Sarah Anders lost her husband to the Iraq war and has nearly lost the career she loves. Sent to Fort Hood, she only wants to do her job and take care of the daughter she’s raising on her own. She never counted on running straight into a memory she’d tried to forget. A love he never forgot... Captain Sean Nichols never got over Sarah. He simply tried to forget her amidst the war and the chaos of combat. But when she’s assigned to investigate his unit, he comes face to face with the woman no war or any amount of time could make him forget. A dark secret… As Sarah gets closer to the truth, Sean must accept that actions he took during the war may end the tentative love building between them. And even if Sarah can forgive him, Sean may never be able to forgive himself.
Scott’s realistic second Fort Hood military contemporary (after Homefront) brings a soldier and war widow face to face with her ex-fiancé. Capt. Sarah Anders was fired from a previous assignment and is now stationed at Fort Hood. She is tasked with investigating an ongoing fight between a lieutenant and his sergeant. Unfortunately, the captain of their unit is Sean Nichols, the man who broke her heart almost a decade before. As Sarah begins her investigation, she and Sean are forced into close proximity, and she soon realizes that he is not the same man he used to be. But Sarah feels that by following her feelings for Sean, she’d be betraying her deceased husband, Jack, and she’s worried about how her new romance would affect her young daughter, Anna. Scott reveals the hard truths of how combat affects those who are left behind in ways that some can never fully overcome. The love story between Sean and Sarah is complex and uplifting, carefully juxtaposed against the brutal reality that life for those in combat is a very precious commodity. (BookLife)