Haley Ames was the perfect army wife, strong, independent, and good with a gun, but after three years of marriage her husband loses his life in Afghanistan. But one night she returns home to find a man that looks and sounds just like her husband. Could the army have made a mistake?
Stephen Rogers Ames (Yes, he was named after Captain America) lost touch with his twin brother Sam after high school, he always meant to reconnect with his brother, but now it is too late. Stephen never meant to give Haley the surprise of her life, apparently Sam never told his wife about having a twin brother.
Can their shared loss bring help Haley and Stephen cope?
This was a fantastic read from beginning to end. It explores the choices we make, and how they affect our lives.
Stephen was a hero, true to his namesake, he helped Haley by fixing things around the house, helping her get ready for the new baby. He connected well with her little girl, Katherine, as well. I really liked how he wanted to be there for her and help her after her husband was gone. It was really interesting to see how differently people reacted to Stephen, some were open, while others downright disliked him.
This book addresses tough subjects, like death, estrangement, and the stress of military deployment. And struggling against the tide of others' opinions.
Overall, this was a wonderful book, poignant and deep, yet humorous at moments. Stephen and Haley interacted well, and their dialogue felt real and natural. Through it all they supported each other and helped each other through the time of loss. I highly recommend this book!
Ms. Vogt writes fantastic books, and I can't wait to see what she comes out with next!
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