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More Than Meets the Eye: United States Air Force (Home Front Heroines Book 1)

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Deployment changed him, and she doesn’t know if she can live with it.

After her husband returns from a deployment to Saudi Arabia, Lori Braxton begins noticing little differences in his behavior. He’s withdrawn, moody, and can’t sleep. Could it be the stress of military life after the 9/11 attack on New York? Maybe it’s the new assignment in Montana or the financial
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Published June 9th 2018 by Immeasurable Works
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Joanie Bruce
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was so much fun to read. What an uplifting story!

I especially loved the insights I gained regarding the struggles a military family endures during their service to our country. Knowing this story is the true story … of an actual military couple … made the situations in the book more moving. I hurt for the mother whose child suffered with childhood asthma and wept with her as her husband struggled through physical and mental illness caused by Sleep Apnea. I also rejoiced with her as
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Rosemary Foley
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What an eyeopener regarding the lives of our military personnel.

This is Lori and Jonathan’s story of a new duty post and the hardships that sometimes follow. From the move to Montana, sickness, money struggles, the threat of the loss of his job and the joy of a new baby, you get an idea of what struggles that our military families go through. As much as you will feel and your mind’s eye will see what the military person goes through, the story also makes it clear that sometimes it is the wife
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Carrie Daws
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This is the first in a five-book series about real military families and the turmoil that sometimes comes with service. I'm excited to share these stories with you, to relate crushing circumstances while revealing God's incredible care.
Debbie
Feb 21, 2019 rated it liked it
"More Than Meets the Eye" by Carrie Daws is a short read and I recommend it to all who like real life stories and to those you wants to know the struggles that military wives face. I was really drawn into the story but the story ended with me wanting more. It felt like it ended suddenly. That might be because Lori has a change in her and maybe that is really what the story is more than the issues with her husband.

I would so like to read more of Lori's and her husband's story.

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C.E. Hart
Mar 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
I grew up an Air Force brat, my husband is also an Air Force Veteran, and I’ve visited Elmendorf Air Force Base, so I felt a strong connection to this story from the start. And of course, nearly everyone connects to September 11, 2001.

More Than Meets the Eye: United States Air Force (Home Front Heroines Book 1) is a gripping story from the first page. I can place myself in the setting and the time period, as well as the emotions, uncertainties, and fears.

Lori and Jonathan feel authentic, as do
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Deanna
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Growing up and still living near a military base, I have known military children, spouses, and military personnel, but I've never been one myself. I l enjoyed how "More Than Meets the Eye" puts you right in the daily lives of the military family and all of the struggles that they have, both those specific to military life (deployment, gone for days at a time even when they are "home") and those that every family deals with (the struggles of raising children, fitting in, ...more
Ellen White
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lori and Jonathan for them being in the Air Force, with the 9/11 attacks, wondered if it would affect them. They were moving to Seattle, and the moving of families had not been halted. Given an older house, and signing a waiver starting they knew of the lead paint. Children wanted their toys, and which box were they in. To a different schedule of work for her husband. After being in Saudi Arabia he had sleep apnea. The child with asthma and pregnancy she had her hands full. Trusting God, that ...more
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Over the years, God rewrote Carrie’s dreams to include being a stay-at-home mom and a writer. She started by writing weekly devotions online before a mentor at the Christian Writer’s Guild encouraged her to try fiction.

After almost ten years in the military, Carrie’s husband medically retired and they now live in North Carolina with their three children. Besides writing fiction novels, she stays
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