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Reviewed by Rita G. for Readers' Favorite
Any Stevens and Wade Hamilton had been friends since their early childhood. They both wanted to fly fighter jets. The US Navy gave the opportunity. They attended the US Naval Academy together. They also served in the same POW camp during the Vietnam War. They had never imagined the tortures of being a POW. Their friendship and the love of the women waiting for them back in Texas was the only thing that kept them going.
Rebecca is an incredibly strong woman who refuses to give up her hope that Andy is still alive. Her faith keeps her going. The reader is allowed to witness the joy and the sadness when Andy eventually escapes his hell on earth and calls Rebecca.
Andy Mitchell has skillfully crafted, shaped and developed an excellent plot. The characters are nimbly fashioned from words that give them flesh and blood. I found myself in tears as I read certain sections of the book. The plot brings out readers' emotions. I suggest having a cup of tea, a plate of scones and a box of tissues close at hand before you start reading. The tea will assist in replenishing your hydration caused by crying so much. The tissues will help keep the eyes clear enough to see the print and the scones are just because they are my favorite.
This is an amazing book. The plot will stay with you long after you read the last line. Kudos to Randy Mitchell.