Five years after the death of her Navy SEAL husband Noah, Harper Lee
Wilcox is trying to keep it all together. Living in North Carolina with her
mother and five-year-old son, Ben, Harper is still grappling with this
devastating loss, as well as trying to find herself. Her best friend and
fellow military wife, Allison, invites her to come back to Virginia to help
her while Allison's husband Darren - and SEAL team member of Noah -
deals with PTSD, something he'd rather avoid. While there, Harper is
inspired to start a coffee shop near the base to give military families a
place to go to unwind, as well as giving a few local military wives a
project. Even though she's happy to have more to do, Harper is still
confused over the events surrounding her husband's death, and she
knows there's only one person who can tell her the truth...
Bennett Caldwell has always been a loner but found a brotherhood
among his fellow Navy SEALs. Noah Wilcox was his best friend and
Bennett will never forget the promise he made to him in his final
moments... But when Harper shows up, he's taken aback by this
vivacious, determined, and thoughtful woman who he only knew
through the letters Noah would share with the team while they were
deployed. He knows Harper deserves to know the truth about Noah's
death, but as he gets to know her better and starts to fall for her,
Bennett can't find the right words to tell her what really happened.
Harper turns to Bennett for advice about starting her business, as a
positive role model for her son who never met his father, and
eventually, so much more...
THE MILITARY WIFE by Laura
Trentham is a heartfelt and redemptive new novel. The lives of military
families are thoughtfully and kindly featured, showing the harrowing
and fulfilling roads their lives can take. Harper feels guilty when she
begins to have feelings for another man, her husband's SEAL brother
no less, and it's an emotional journey. Bennett, who suffers from
survivor's guilt after Noah loses his life, struggles with both enjoying
his own life and also developing feelings for the wife of his best friend.
Trentham showcases how PTSD affects an entire family, and how the
tight-knit military community will come together to support one
another. Even after the losses the characters in THE MILITARY WIFE go through, it is ultimately an
uplifting and hopeful novel.
A young widow embraces a second chance at life when she
reconnects with those who understand the sacrifices made by
American soldiers and their families in award-winning author
Laura Trentham's The Military Wife.
Harper Lee Wilcox has been marking time in her hometown of
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina since her husband, Noah
Wilcox's death, nearly five years earlier. With her son Ben
turning five and living at home with her mother, Harper
fights a growing restlessness, worried that moving on means
leaving the memory of her husband behind.
Her best friend, Allison Teague, is dealing with struggles
of her own. Her husband, a former SEAL that served with
Noah, was injured while deployed and has come home
physically healed but fighting PTSD. With three children
underfoot and unable to help her husband, Allison is at her
In an effort to reenergize her own life, Harper sees an
opportunity to help not only Allison but a network of other
military wives eager to support her idea of starting a
string of coffee houses close to military bases around the
In her pursuit of her dream, Harper crosses paths with
Bennett Caldwell, Noah's best friend and SEAL brother. A man
who has a promise to keep, entangling their lives in ways
neither of them can foresee. As her business grows so does
an unexpected relationship with Bennett. Can Harper let go
of her grief and build a future with Bennett even as the man
they both loved haunts their pasts?