The Long Way Home: One Mom's Journey Home from War

Overview

My name is Jessica Scott. I am a soldier. I am a mother. I am a wife.

In 2009, Army second lieutenant Jessica Scott deployed to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. She thought deploying was the hardest thing she'd ever do.

She was wrong.

This is the story of a mother coming home from war and learning to be a mom again. This is the story of a lieutenant making the grade and becoming ...

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Overview

My name is Jessica Scott. I am a soldier. I am a mother. I am a wife.

In 2009, Army second lieutenant Jessica Scott deployed to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. She thought deploying was the hardest thing she'd ever do.

She was wrong.

This is the story of a mother coming home from war and learning to be a mom again. This is the story of a lieutenant making the grade and becoming a company commander. This is the journey of a writer persevering through a hundred rejections. This is the story of a soldier learning to be a woman again. This is the story of a wife waiting for the end of a war.

This is the journey as it happened, without commentary.

This is her blog. There are many blogs from the Iraq war, but this one is hers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781482642315
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 3/16/2013
  • Pages: 298
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Jessica Scott is a career army officer, mother of two daughters, three cats and three dogs, wife to a career NCO and wrangler of all things stuffed and fluffy. She is a terrible cook and even worse housekeeper, but she's a pretty good shot with her assigned weapon and someone liked some of the stuff she wrote. Somehow, her children are pretty well adjusted and her husband still loves her, despite burned water and a messy house.

Oprah has called her. True story.

Her debut novel BECAUSE OF YOU launched Loveswept, the first Random House digital imprint.

She's written for the New York Times At War Blog, PBS Point of View Regarding War, and IAVA. She deployed to Iraq in 2009 as part of OIF/New Dawn and is currently a company commander stationed at Fort Hood.

Most recently, she's been featured as one of Esquire Magazine's Americans of the Year for 2012.
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  • Posted April 23, 2013

    Jessica Scott is a soldier, mother and wife.  After returning ho

    Jessica Scott is a soldier, mother and wife.  After returning home from a deployment in 2009, she realizes that leaving her kids was not the hardest thing she’s ever done but that coming home is.
    The Long Way Home is a collection of Jessica Scott’s blog posts about her life after coming home from the Iraq War.  This novel tells the story of a mother coming home to her young daughters and having to figure out how to be a mom again.  A story of a writing trying to write a novel that she can sell.  The story of Jessica’s life after coming home.
    This novel gave me an inside look at a lifestyle many have not had first hand experience with.  Although most of the military terms were foreign to me, I was very capable of understand and enjoying the blog posts Jessica wrote.  I found myself learning a lot about military life, both professional and personal, and wanting to know more.
    There was a lot more to this story than just the military part.  I found myself tearing up and wanting to hug my daughters when reading about all the struggles Jessica’s daughters were having adjusting to their mom being back home with them.  I also wanted to hug Jessica and give her any and all support that I could.
    I want to end my review Thanking Jessica Scott.  Not only for her service but for sharing her story and opening my eyes to the hardships that making a military choice can bring.  I will now not only thank the military personal I know for the service but for their sacrifices also.  
    I highly recommend this novel.

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