Image of Promise the Moon

PROMISE THE MOON

Image of Promise the Moon

The bestselling author of Pieces of
My Sister's Life
returns with a heart-wrenching story of a widowed mother and her two children. While there have been a vast number of stories about
the Iraq war and the toll it's taken on American soldiers, Arnold takes these effects one step further. For anyone left dealing with the aftermath of what they witnessed as well as the families who must try to understand, cope and help them get through it all, this story will certainly hit home. Even for readers without first-hand experience, it is still a story of love, faith and healing.

The life of a soldier's wife means you must always be prepared for the difficulties of war, but nothing could have prepared Natalie for the way she lost her husband, Josh. Now faced with moving her two children away from their military family as well as with trying to help them cope with the death of their father, she tries something desperate to heal their hearts: She begins leaving letters from Josh.

But when her daughter confesses she's been speaking to her dad in heaven and shares stories only Josh would know, Natalie must uncover the secrets her husband left behind. (Bantam, Jun., 450 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kristen Foley