Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Because of You by Jessica Scott

Last night I finished Because of You due the fact I couldn't sleep. A lot of it has to do with, we were in a tornado watch. Let me just say I don't do well with that. I'm surprise how well I handle the north west part of Louisiana when we lived there. However, I need to write about what I thought about the book.

In the story we meet we meet  Sergeant First Class Shane Garrison, he's about ready to head back to Iraq and he wants to go. He pretty much has nothing left in the states until he meets Jen St. James the night before he leaves for his assignment. Instant sparks between them. While he's over there, a mission goes completely wrong and he comes back to the states not the same person. Shane and Jen have issues from there past that they need to overcome before they can move forward.

I really liked this book. I personally, think that it gave a perfect description what happens on both ends of war. You have Shane over in the sand box fighting for what he believes will make a difference. Then you have Jen who is stateside trying to help friends in need, because they need that extra support. At times we are at a lost of what a family might be going through while a love one is away. Truly a fantastic read and glimpse in military life. 

On a personal note, no matter what branch of the military these families might be serving in, they each have there own trials. However, the trials might vary from branch to branch. It truly takes a special person to live with the demands that may come with the service of ones country. I'm thankful for all the men and women who serve this country. Even my husband; even thou I don't tell him often. But I think he gets the picture, because I'm willing to support him.


  1. Oh I agree. Scott did a great job with the book and giving such a realistic look into what military families go through. Loved Shane and Jen :)