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Five women became fast friends when their husbands were deployed to Afghanistan. But as they welcome the soldiers home, what should be a joyful time soon becomes painful. Kim, who had a baby while her husband was away, knows how to be a mother but has forgotten how to be a wife. Nora, accustomed to taking care of herself during the long years of her husband's absence, resents having to forfeit her independence. Jess's already troubled marriage turns dangerous, while Brenda struggles to manage her husband,s psychological trauma. And Marianne faces her crushing loss, compounded with worry over wayward children. Each woman must draw upon her bond of friendship and faith to find the strength, courage, and insight needed to move forward, proving that even the hardest of trials cannot break this loyal band of sisters.

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Band of Sisters: Coming Home

by Annette Lyon

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Overall Review:  

A few years ago I picked up a copy of Annette Lyon's Band of Sisters. I was instantly impressed by Lyon's strong characterization of five women who become close friends while their husbands serve together in Afghanistan. 


In this gripping sequel, Lyon provides a straightforward, honest and raw look at what soldiers and their families deal with upon reentry. Readers will have a difficult time remembering Coming Home is fiction; Lyon has done impeccable research and her story flows easily. Tears frequently pricked my eyes at the depth of emotion I felt while enjoying this tale. Besides serving as a touching tribute to friendship, Coming Home renewed my appreciation for the countless sacrifices made for my freedom.

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Profanity/Language:  None


Violence/Gore: Report of character cutting herself


Sex/Nudity: Numerous incidences of kissing; a few sexual references; a account of touching; one implied account of sexual activity; a few mentions of pornography.

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War; death of a loved one; post-traumatic stress disorder; emotional abuse; pornography; divorce; alcoholism; smoking.

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A character has an alcohol addiction; a minor tells of taking someone's prescription medication; a minor recalls snorting. 

Reviewed By Rachel
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