Home Front - Kristin Hannah

Home Front

By Kristin Hannah

  • Release Date: 2012-01-31
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,276 Ratings

Description

In her bestselling novels Kristin Hannah has plumbed the depths of friendship, the loyalty of sisters, and the secrets mothers keep. Now, in her most emotionally powerful story yet, she explores the intimate landscape of a troubled marriage with this provocative and timely portrait of a husband and wife, in love and at war.

All marriages have a breaking point. All families have wounds. All wars have a cost. . . .

Like many couples, Michael and Jolene Zarkades have to face the pressures of everyday life---children, careers, bills, chores---even as their twelve-year marriage is falling apart. Then an unexpected deployment sends Jolene deep into harm's way and leaves defense attorney Michael at home, unaccustomed to being a single parent to their two girls. As a mother, it agonizes Jolene to leave her family, but as a solider she has always understood the true meaning of duty. In her letters home, she paints a rose-colored version of her life on the front lines, shielding her family from the truth. But war will change Jolene in ways that none of them could have foreseen. When tragedy strikes, Michael must face his darkest fear and fight a battle of his own---for everything that matters to his family.

At once a profoundly honest look at modern marriage and a dramatic exploration of the toll war takes on an ordinary American family, Home Front is a story of love, loss, heroism, honor, and ultimately, hope.

Reviews

  • Home Front

    5
    By STompkins66
    Loved the story of a mom called to serve in war time. A Love story of husband and wife finding love again after her service. Also the effects of PTSD after war.
  • Soso good!

    4
    By angelaherring1967
    I just get Hannah! I’ve read every book and I love her. She tells every part of the story and allows us to come inside for a sit by the fire!
  • Great

    5
    By zxovg
    Excellent writing, great read. Hannah never disappoints with any of her books. Look forward to your next endeavor!
  • Feelings are strong!

    4
    By Mu5icLu66er
    I love Kristen Hannah’s books. The characters come alive on the page. One small part dragged in the middle. However, overall, she made you FEEL the characters. Great writing!
  • Home Front

    4
    By Burry R
    Good Read
  • Weak writing!

    1
    By Danielle Liger
    I really enjoyed Nightingale and decided to try another Hannah book. I was surprised that the quality was so poor, like a high school student's writing style! The plot was predictable, the characters were fairly hollow, and the linguistic quirks were irritating. Don't know where her editor was on vacation... She seemed to have researched just enough about this subject to think she sounded authentic, but it really fell flat. The story was a really good idea but the result, though there were a few touching parts, was just corny. And the 4/5 year old behaved like she was about 2, so that was also odd. Book fail all around.
  • Home Front

    3
    By BPF72
    This was a quick, engaging read that shed a lot of light on what our soldiers go through. I felt like Part 2 dragged a little bit and I really couldn't stand the daughters - their personalities were really over the top to me. Other than that, an emotional, worth-while read.
  • Awesome!

    4
    By Angel6204
    Couldn't put this book down!
  • Home Front

    5
    By Mummay's
    One of the best books I have read in a very long time. Hannah really brought the characters to life and I was there every step of the way. I can't wait to read another one from this author
  • Woohoo!!

    5
    By LinzNelly
    Another fantastic, "can't put it down" book by Kristin Hannah!