Friday, August 17, 2012

Home Front by Kristin Hannah - Blog by Sandy

This is a hard book to put down.  It is a story about honour, love, tragedy and family life. A troubled marriage is made worse when the wife who flies helicopters is sent to fight in Iraq. The husband, a workaholic lawyer, quickly learns what it takes to run a household and raise children. There is also the friendship between two female pilots that plays a big part in sustaining the characters and showing us two different type of military life styles.  The reader learns a lot about PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and life in military families.


  1. This sounds like a tough read because of the subject matter, but I always like Kristin Hannah's books, so I'm definitely adding this one to my TBR list.

  2. Home Front is the first Kristin Hannah book that I have read that combines her ability to tell a story with a meaningful story. Her portrayal of a soldier before and after going to war is riveting. The characters are real and believable and I feel that I learned what goes through the mind of our female soldiers.

  3. Excellent book - well written story about two related and important subjects - women in the military and the problems faced by returning soldiers with serious injuries. Kristin Hannah is another new writer for me and after "Nightingale" and "Home Front" has been added to my favorites list. Looking forward to reading more of her work.

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