Author: Melissa Foster
Publisher: World Library Press
Source: Kristin of Kritters Ramblings
Goodreads: Tess Johnson has it all: her handsome photographer husband Beau, a thriving business, and a newly discovered pregnancy. When Beau accepts an overseas photography assignment, Tess decides to wait to reveal her secret—only she’s never given the chance. Beau’s helicopter crashes in the desert.
Tess struggles with the news of Beau’s death and tries to put her life back together. Alone and dealing with a pregnancy that only reminds her of what she has lost, Tess is adrift in a world of failed plans and fallen expectations. When a new client appears offering more than just a new project, Tess must confront the circumstances of her life head on.
Meanwhile, two Iraqi women who are fleeing honor killings find Beau barely alive in the middle of the desert, his body ravaged by the crash. Suha, a doctor, and Samira, a widow and mother of three young children, nurse him back to health in a makeshift tent. Beau bonds with the women and children, and together, with the help of an underground organization, they continue their dangerous escape.
What happens next is a test of loyalties, strength, and love.
Ope’s Opinion: Oh, this book really drew me in and kept me on my toes while I was reading. I could believe Tess’ story. I felt like I was with her the whole way. I did need a few tissues to make it through this read.
I kept thinking about what else I wanted to tell you about the book, but I don’t want to spoil it. There are surprises along the way.
The ending is still something I am not sure about. Would I have ended it that way? Still thinking about it….
Rating: 4 – I like this book so much I know several friends to share it with.