Jamison’s superb second novel follows another wounded warrior from Jericho Military Medical Center on his journey past survival, into civilian life. The beauty of this story is its simplicity.
Night nurse Georgia Williams is a patient favorite; even the badly burned Christian Howard is drawn to her warmth and humor. Injured in a rocket attack, Christian’s only aim is to return to active duty. Georgia is one of the few people to make any dent in his armor. She has her own issues. After being assaulted, she became pregnant and was disowned by her preacher father. As Christian and Georgia grow closer they find the elements that are missing from their lives and develop a deep love that heals them both. (KIMANI, Sep., 336 pp., $14.95)