Laura Trentham leaves Cottonbloom, MS and her excellent Cottonbloom series to take on this stand-alone novel set in Kitty Hawk, NC. When the story begins, we are introduced to Harper Lee Wilcox. Harper lives with her five year old son and her mother after losing her husband in Afghanistan. Harper decides to go to Ft. Bragg to visit a friend and to try to find out information about how her husband Noah was killed. She is led to another Army friend of Noah’s, Bennett Caldwell, to find out vital information about his last maneuver. Bennett leads a solitary life and runs a wilderness survival company. The story revolves around the story of Harper and Bennett but there is another subplot about her friend Allison and her husband dealing with his PTSD. I appreciated how the author presented the topic of PTSD. She was thorough and thoughtful in the havoc that this disorder can cause. Ms. Trentham also showed her unchanging expertise for writing a tender, sensitive love story. She has once again written a terrific story that will be a great addition to the military fiction/contemporary romance genres.
The Military Wife by Laura Trentham will be available February 5, 2019 from St. Martin’s Griffin, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press. An egalley of this book was made available from the publisher in exchange for a honest review.