I’ve been following Lorraine Frost Sandone (Rain) on Curl Up and Read for some time now. She’s a former social worker from California and for her, “reading is . . . oxygen”. Her pen name is Laurel-Rain Snow and she has written a book called Interior Designs which I hope to read soon. Her review of Hour of Need by Melinda Leigh has made me add this novel to my TBR list. I hope you enjoy my Sunday reblog!
When Lee and Kate Barrett head out for a night to celebrate their 10th anniversary, they are each thinking of some of the obstacles in their lives. Even a year ago, they weren’t sure the marriage would continue. So the night is bittersweet.
At home, their two children, Carson, 6, and Faith, 4 months, are with the teenage babysitter, Julia, who lives next door.
Before the night is over, the two of them will be dead, shot by an unknown assailant.
In Afghanistan, Major Grant Barrett, Lee’s brother, receives the call that sends him back home to Scarlet Falls, NY, to help pick up the pieces. He finds that handling the traumatized children is a huge challenge…but he also discovers help from Ellie Ross, Julia’s mother, and eventually from his siblings Hannah and Mac.
But none of them are really equipped to handle the long term care of the children…
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