I’d like to give a warm welcome to Jess, my good friend who’s just as big a book nut as I am! Today in Jess Talks, Jess gives us her thoughts on Home Front, by Kristin Hannah:
In Home Front, Jolene Zarkades has spent the last twelve years of her marriage believing that a smile and a positive attitude will fix most problems. Her husband Michael is quite happy to let his wife take the lead in the marriage, parenting and social interactions whilst he throws himself into his work as a defence lawyer. The only sour issue in their relationship is Jolene’s job. See, Jolene flies helicopters for the Army National Guard, an occupation that neither Michael nor Jolene’s eldest daughter Betsy approve of.
When Jolene is suddenly drafted to Iraq for one year the problems in her marriage threaten to overflow. Michael is 100% anti-war and resents Jolene for leaving her family. Jolene can’t fix these problems regardless of how positive she tries to be. Instead she has to trust Michael to step up and be the father her two daughters need and deserve. Leading Each Other Out of the Dark: