This sequel to Even Now is an emotional book that will hit close to home for many. With a plot that revolves around the war in Iraq, this story will touch you on some level. Keep a box of tissues handy; they'll be needed.

Emily has found her biological parents and is now in college and working at Fort Lewis, where she meets a young soldier, Justin Baker. Love grows between them, and as they plan their future together, Justin is called to Iraq. Emily knows he wants to go, and she's certain that their strong beliefs and love will see them through.

Meanwhile, Emily's mother knows she cannot marry Emily's dad because of differing views on the Iraq war. So she returns to her job as a news correspondent covering the war in Afghanistan. When tragedy strikes, each of them will be changed. (Zondervan, Jan., 370 pp., $14.99)

Reviewed by: 
Patsy Glans