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Posted May 8, 2013
Learning to Stay by Erin Celello
Her husband although the rest of his group were blown up by an IED he returned home. Little by little she notices he's lost part of what he was all about.
At times he's violent to her, other times to others. She is a lawyer under deadline for depositions when the police show up and escort her to jail. She has
tried to get him help and he blew up at her. Her other best girlfriend lost her husband in the same accident and they have drawn apart from one another.T
The red tape she has to go through really upsets me because he is a veteran and it should be automatic that he can get in to get help...so sad as I know this is
happening to others in real life as well. She's such a strong person to be able to handle all that comes with it and her job/life.
She gets an idea from a magazine and the others agree to mediation talks.
Things grow bad over time and she's made a decisions from multiple choices as what to do. Things move fast from that point on. Love how things just came about and
it's so true about how they use the animals-it's proven in times of todays tragedies, etc.
I received this book from Library Thing and the author in exchange for my honest opinion
Posted March 30, 2013
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Military families is something I do not know a ton about. Most of what I know is from tv and movies, so to read a book felt a little more real and I think allowed me to get into their home and read what feels as an honest moment in their lives. Elise is a working woman and as her husband is sent to a war zone she spends more time developing her law career. When he returns wounded, her life goes into a tailspin and the reader wonders if they will be able to get to a happy place.
Posted March 28, 2013
Very well-written. It drags its feet at times but pulls you back in just before it's over.
This is an author to keep your eye on.
Posted March 8, 2013
Elise Sabato's wonderful and loving husband, Brad is a soldier deployed to Iraq, after his unit was attacked, he comes back home, but he is drastically different from the man she once knew. Brad is a total stranger, struggling to get back to a 'normal' life, while Elise struggles to help him, sometimes being rather harsh, sometimes wondering if she can find the strength to stay. At the point when Brad reaches rock bottom, he meets an amazing dog that helps to heal both Brad and Elise.
Erin Celello has portrayed the plight of so many families of vets coming home with so much emotion and depth as they learn to cope with the aftermath of war's brutality and the lack of available and immediate help for the life altering crisis they face. I found myself wondering how I might react and cope. This is definitely a tear-jerker, one box of tissues may not be enough, better grab the paper towel as back up!
This edition was provided by NetGalley and NAL Trade in exchange for my honest review.
Posted March 1, 2013
Excellent sophmore novel by Erin Celello. A must read for anyone in the military or who has had experience with Traumatic Brain Injury or PTSD. The central theme of the book is love and helps get a glimpse into what military families go through when they send their loved ones off to war and they return a different person. You will not be diappointed with this book...Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.