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What Part of Marine Don't You Understand?
     

What Part of Marine Don't You Understand?

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by Heather Long
 
Matt McCall’s struggles to reintegrate into civilian life have been an ongoing battle for the better part of two years. Daily group sessions and weekly one-on-ones have only allowed him to grow so far. Twice he’s returned to his home state of Indiana and twice, he retreated to Mike’s Place. Uncertain of where he belongs in the world, he silently

Overview

Matt McCall’s struggles to reintegrate into civilian life have been an ongoing battle for the better part of two years. Daily group sessions and weekly one-on-ones have only allowed him to grow so far. Twice he’s returned to his home state of Indiana and twice, he retreated to Mike’s Place. Uncertain of where he belongs in the world, he silently battles depression. The unexpected gift of Jethro, a black Labrador Retriever, perks his spirit…and a chance meeting in the park gives him a precious gift…

Aspiring country singer, Naomi Sparks, comes from a long line of Marines, so she knows all about sacrifice and struggle. When her Congressman brother asks her to visit Mike’s Place on his behalf, she discovers a real opportunity to make a difference. And meeting former Marine Matt McCall inspires her with the real challenge of discovering love and daring heroes who take risks. Writing music has never been so sweet….

Can one woman who believes in him really heal the wounds in this Marine’s heart?

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016617534
Publisher:
Decadent Publishing Company, LLC
Publication date:
05/22/2013
Series:
The Challenge Series , #5
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
452,974
File size:
454 KB

Meet the Author

Heather Long lives in Texas with her family and their menagerie of animals. As a child, Heather skipped picture books and enjoyed the Harlequin romance novels by Penny Jordan and Nora Roberts that her grandmother read to her. Heather believes that laughter is as important to life as breathing and that the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus are very real. In the meanwhile, she is hard at work on her next novel.

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What Part of Marine Don't You Understand? 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Buy this book.  I dare you to read it and not be moved. We met Matt McCall in Tell It To The Marine (Always A Marine #3).  Matt had been having a hard time dealing with his medical discharge from the Corps and was at Mike’s place getting physical and psychological therapy.  This story takes place about two years after his discharge.  He is back at Mikes place after a couple of attempts to reintegrate with his family back.  Mike is fighting depression and has finally gotten a diagnosis of PTSD.  He has been given a dog who seems to get when he is down.   Naomi Sparks is an aspiring country singer/songwriter. She comes from a family of Marines.  Her dad and four brothers are Marines or former Marines.  After touring Mikes Place she asks to stay on so she can learn more about the work they do and for inspiration.  She meets Matt while playing guitar in the park.  She realizes he has problems but admires him for his courage in dealing with them.  He inspires her with his strength and honesty.  Can she heal him with her love? What Part Of Marine Don’t You Understand is a part of a sub series of Always A Marine, the Challenge Series.  These are books that deal with the more difficult aspects of being a member of our Armed Forces.  Not all our military men and women come home whole in body or spirit.  They have extra challenges to overcome and they deserve love and happiness as much as if not more than anybody else.  I find myself particularly drawn to these stories (although I have yet to find an Always A Marine tale that I haven’t enjoyed).  They strike a chord in me and Ms. Long tells the story with love and respect, humor, sensitivity and a healthy dose of romance so what is not to enjoy?  I became invested in Matt in Tell It To The Marine and we saws an occasional peek of him in some of the other books so I was happy that we got to see his progress and chance at happiness.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heartwarming story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written romance that incorporated the serious topic of PTSD in a very sensitive manner that made the love story even more heartwarming.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Only 83 pages on nook, good book, lovely story....sweet romance
rn-writes More than 1 year ago
Hurrah for Matt and Naomi! I've loved each and every  one of Ms. Long's Marine series, and this one is right among them. Each time a new story is released, I seem compelled to flip back through my list of books and read a former release again.  Matt is a sweetheart, and Naomi is just what the doctor ordered! Having grown up in a family of Marines, and having an older brother who also suffered PSTD, she's just what Matt needs, and he's the inspiration for her songs. Keep them coming, Ms. Long!