The Day He Went Away
Jennifer Millikin, author
It took 20 years for perfectionist PR pro Kate Masters to fall for her best friend, Army scout Ethan Shepherd, but only seconds for their lives to shatter. When an ill-fated deployment cuts short Ethan’s life and their future, Kate struggles to reconstruct her world. She abandons who she is for a reckless and dangerous existence. Army medic Nick Hunter made a promise to Ethan, his brother-in-arms, before tragedy ripped his friend away. Upon leaving the military, Nick moves to Ethan’s hometown, his determination to uphold his promise as strong as his need to heal his own broken heart. What he finds when he arrives isn’t at all what he thought he was getting into. Kate isn’t interested in healing, making it impossible for Nick to keep his promise. Neither of them could have predicted what happens next, but maybe that was the point all along… The Day He Went Away is a second chance romance novel that explores the devastation of loss, the beauty in losing yourself, and the transcendent power of grief.