From the Author
Anyone who has ever read my blog on Veterans' Day has witnessed my post honoring my family's service to our country.
With a great-grandfather who was a World War I veteran, two grandfathers who were World War II veterans, a father who is a retired Army Sergeant Major, a father-in-law who is a Vietnam and Gulf War veteran, a sister-in-law who is a Gulf War and War on Terror veteran currently on active duty as an Army Colonel, and a husband who is an NCO in the National Guard and who served in the Gulf War and the War on Terror, patriotism and love for this country is deeply ingrained in me and my family. I am proud of the military tradition of my family. I pray that my sons continue it, and continue to fight for and stand up for the idea that is America.
I love these United States of America, my country. Even today I believe
that our nation is truly one of the greatest countries on earth, with so
much promise and potential. We live in a land whose shores people
actually die trying to reach. Oftentimes I get annoyed at gluttony,
greed, laziness, political corruptness, entitlement and the like; and I
sometimes forget and let those feelings overshadow the fact that there
is so much good about my homeland, so much hard work that built this
Nicholas "Nick" Williams was molded in my mind out of the very best of the military legacy of my family. Aria Suarez, her brothers, and Carol Mabry, are all Army "brats" -- children of career Army soldiers. Their decisions, reactions, and actions throughout this book are seen through the veil of a firsthand knowledge and understanding of the sacrifices made for these United States.
About the Author
Hallee Bridgeman is a best-selling Christian author who writes action-packed romantic suspense focusing on realistic characters who face real world problems. Her work has been described as everything from refreshing to heart-stopping exciting and edgy. An Army brat turned Floridian, Hallee finally settled in central Kentucky with her family so that she could enjoy the beautiful changing of the seasons. She enjoys the roller-coaster ride thrills that life with a National Guard husband, a teenaged daughter, and two elementary aged sons delivers. A prolific writer, when she's not penning novels, she blogs about all things cooking and homemaking at Hallee the Homemaker(tm) (http://www.halleethehomemaker.com). Her passion for cooking spurred her to launch a whole food, real food "Parody" cookbook series. In addition to nutritious, Biblically grounded recipes, readers will find that each cookbook also confronts some controversial aspect of secular pop culture. Hallee is a member of the Published Author Network (PAN) of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) where she serves as a long time board member in the Faith, Hope, & Love chapter. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the American Christian Writers (ACW) as well as being a member of Novelists, Inc. (NINC). Hallee loves coffee, campy action movies, and regular date nights with her husband. Above all else, she loves God with all of her heart, soul, mind, and strength; has been redeemed by the blood of Christ; and relies on the presence of the Holy Spirit to guide her. She prays her work here on earth is a blessing to you and would love to hear from you. You can reach Hallee at firstname.lastname@example.org