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Meg Michaels, a bookstore owner, has already walked away from two cheating exes. She’s learned her lesson and has her mind set on success—until she gets knocked up. Embarrassed and unwilling to discuss her situation with friends and family, she wears layers to hide the pregnancy.
When Meg gets sick at a party, she’s mortified. Even worse, Theo Taylor, the guest of honor, discovers her secret. Theo, an Army medic wounded in the war, agrees not to reveal her condition, and the two forge a bond of friendship that blossoms into love.
Theo is soon filling all of Meg’s late-night cravings—and not just the pregnancy-induced ones. But can their love overcome all the obstacles that stand between them and creating a happy family?
I just finished reading When You Make It Home by Claire Ashby. I can’t effectively tell you what a MUST read this book is. When I first started the book I wasn’t sure it was a book for me. It’s about a Afghanistan War Vet who comes home broken and deformed. A woman unmarried and pregnant. But it blossoms into a story you can’t miss.
Claire Ashby draws you in to the story by bringing two very broken people together and showing you that your family doesn’t have to be a blood relative. Your family is the people that are there for you and love you.
The story takes place while Meg is pregnant with an unexpected pregnancy by a married man. She is drawn to a man who returned from Afghanistan missing a leg and many other wounds. Together they help each other and form an unbreakable bond, against the advice of family and friends. Meg judges herself harshly and doesn’t trust enough to allow family and friends to get close to her. Theo has been injured badly and while his wounds are healing he becomes addicted to pain medicine and alcohol. Each must work through their own demons.
Get ready to be pulled into a book that you can’t put down. A story that will give you empathy for our vets that are returning home broken.
Claire Ashby was born and raised in the heart of Atlanta. At a young age, she began keeping journals and over time embellished the details of her quiet days. Eventually, she let go of writing reality altogether and delved completely into the world of fiction.
When she’s not reading or writing, she spends her time watching extreme survival shows and taking long walks after nightfall. She has an unnatural love of high places, but still regrets the time she skydived solo. She believes some things are better left to the imagination. She resides in Austin with her family and a pack of wild dogs.