"Filled with the complex emotions of grief, confusion and first love, HEAVEN IS FOR HEROES is a rich, uplifting story that will touch a reader's heart."
From the Author
The other reason is that I love romance, and nothing pulls at the heartstrings like first love. In Heaven is for Heroes, seventeen year-old Jordie Dunn must face the loss of her brother when he's killed in the war in Iraq. But Jordie doesn't believe the military report that his best friend and fellow Marine, Alex Cooper, is at fault. In her quest to find the truth and help Alex (the guy she's had a crush on since the ninth grade) in his recovery, Jordie discovers that the truth isn't the only thing she wants.
Because the focus of the story is the tenuous romance with the underlying plot of a family's search for peace in time of war, HIFH will appeal to adult readers as well as older young adults. With entertaining secondary characters and a challenging mother-daughter relationship, the story deals with real life issues with both unwavering comprehension and uplifting humor.
Set in a fictitious Connecticut laketown, the story has the feel of hometown USA and is relatable to anyone questioning the value of war and the cost to the families of lost and wounded soldiers. Heaven Is For Heroes takes you through one family's loss, and the recovery of a soldier dealing with both the emotional and physical ravages of war.
I hope you enjoy the book!