One September Morning

One September Morning

by Rosalind Noonan
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One September Morning by Rosalind Noonan

The moment Abby Fitzgerald sees two soldiers approach her front door, she knows her husband is dead. John Stanton, who gave up his career as a star NFL running back to serve after 9/11, has been killed in Iraq. Suddenly Abby's kitchen is overflowing with casseroles brought by the army wives' club to which she has never really belonged. And her in-laws arrange a lavish funeral at Arlington National Cemetery in spite of Abby's misgivings. John had grown to hate the war even though he loved his country, and Abby can't reconcile the complex man she knew with the version being portrayed by self-serving politicians, military, and the media.

Shell-shocked, Abby strives to cope with her own heartache while comforting John's loved ones, including his mother Sharice, his staunchly anti-war sister Madison, and his bitter younger brother Noah. But amidst her loss is a growing conviction that the truth about John's death is far from over.

Gripping, thoughtful, and emotionally powerful, One September Morning is a story of loyalty and betrayal, of a shattered family's journey toward healing, and of the courage it takes to confront the truth not just about our enemies, but about those we love best.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780758239327
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 01/01/2009
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 147,111
File size: 858 KB

About the Author

Rosalind Noonan is a New York Times bestselling fiction author and graduate of Wagner College. She lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest, where she writes in the shade of some towering two-hundred-year-old Douglas fir trees.

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One September Morning 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A soldier who left the nfl to serve his country dies from friendly fire.how unique! Only thing different from the tillman accident is that this time the soldier is murdered by a "friendly "soldier.
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I very much enjoyed this military mystery with a little paranormal mixed in.
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Whiterose953 More than 1 year ago
It hooked me right from the first chapter I loved all of the characters really felt their pain. It took me a long while to figure out who the bad guy was. I really did not want it to end I felt like I was saying goodbye to my friends
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I loved the characters and the plot. It reminded me of "law and order" with a plot right from recent events. I really identified with many of the characters, and grew to care about the family.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Following 9/11 NFL running back John Stanton informs his wife Abby and his parents that he is giving up his football career and his multimillion dollar contract to enlist in the army. After training, he and his unit deploy in Iraq where he is killed in a friendly fire incident. The officers who inform Abby of her husband¿s death insist he was a hero killed by insurgents.

The Wives¿ Club provides a grieving Abby with support while her in-laws demand Arlington National Cemetery, which the military is elated to provide. However, Abby begins to find discrepancies in the official report especially since her spouse was disenchanted with a war that made no sense. As she begins to demand the truth, the Wives¿ Club and her in-laws demand she shut up before she taints the image of a hero while John¿s two siblings encourage her to keep probing. Meanwhile, the maniac who deliberately murdered John has come to town to live the life of the late football star.

The obvious Pat Tillman connection aside, ONE SEPTEMBER MORNING is an insightful look at some modern military dependents struggling between support to their loved ones and their opposition to the Iraq War. The characters are fully developed and clearly divided. Most of Stanton¿s unit and their families want Abby to go away while his parents want nothing to taint their son the hero. Abby needs the truth and her anti war sister-in-law pushes her to keep asking. Although the psychopath provides added tension that takes a way from an otherwise deep look at the family member on the home front while a loved one is in a combat zone.

Harriet Klausner