I was sitting on the edge of my seat a few time during this read as my emotions were fighting for the safe and happy ending. This is my first read by this author Rebecca Hartt, Christian romance is not my goto genre but this one had my total interest from the start to the very end. It was full of sweetness, grief, forgiveness, hope, danger, doubt, trust, military, suspense but most of all love.
Jonah Mills has literally returned from the dead after being missing for the last year after a Navy Seal op that went completely wrong. But he is returning home to a home he can not remember, a Wife he can not remember, a step-father to a daughter he can not remember and a dog he can not remember. But his wife can remember all too well the man he was when he went missing and presumed dead.
Eden Mills is not completely over the moon that her husband has been found safe and sound as she has come to realise that during the past year with him being gone that her marriage but not in a great place. She promises to give herself one year to help him to recover from his captivity and hoping to retain his memory before she asks for a separation.
Jonah can not remember what type of husband he was but he can guess from his wife that he was not the model husband. He may not be able to remember her but he knows he is a home with her and Miriam. He may have PTSD or just brain damage but he must remember the missing two years to be able to return to the job he loves. Jonah soon finds himself in danger is it his PTSD playing tricks on him or is someone after him?
This book has a strong military storyline with many references to God, scripture quotes and praying. Jonah and Miriam were my favourite characters during this story, I didn't relate with Eden for a lot of the book. Jonah's Navy Seal members were very interesting to get to know and with this being book one of "Acts of Valor #1" I really hope we will get to know some of them a bit more in the future.
I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
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File Size: 789 KB
Print Length: 392 pages
Publisher: Rise UP Publications (October 1, 2019)
Publication Date: October 1, 2019
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Declared MIA a year prior, the Navy wrote him off as dead. Now, Eden's husband, Navy SEAL Jonah Mills has returned after three years to disrupt her tranquility. Diagnosed with PTSD and amnesia, he has no recollection of their marriage or their fourteen-year-old step-daughter. Still, Eden accepts her obligation to nurse Jonah back to health while secretly longing to regain her freedom, despite the reminiscent attraction she feels.
Jonah Mills knows he has work to do. Unfit for active duty, he commits himself to therapy and relies on faith in the loving God who sustained him through torture and hardship to also heal his body, mind and family.
But as the memories lurking in his wife's haunted eyes and behind his step-daughter's uncertain smile begin to return to him, a disturbing chain of events is revealed. If his memories are truly real, not only is his career at stake, but so is the welfare of his small, cherished family.
Publisher's Note: Fans of Ronie Kendig, Lynnette Eason, Dee Henderson as well as Marliss Melton, Irene Hannon and Colleen Coble, will enjoy this engrossing and heart-stirring series of redemption and rebirth.
The Acts of Valor Series
Returning to Eden
Every Secret Thing
Cry in the Wilderness