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I’ve had a lot of reader feedback on my latest book, Back in the Soldier’s Arms, and most of it has been overwhelmingly supportive. The odd person has been offended, and I can understand why … because it deals with the difficult issue of infidelity.
While I certainly don’t know if I could ever forgive my husband if he was unfaithful, I am a realist and I understand that some partners can. Is it worth throwing away years of marriage for one mistake? Is it possible to truly forgive and move forward? Is it realistic to believe in second chances? These were all questions I asked myself before I started writing, confronting what is potentially a reality to many couples around the world.
In the case of Penny and Daniel, it turned out that their marriage could be saved, but it certainly wasn’t a decision that Penny made lightly. I don’t think that anyone would find it “easy” to forgive a partner for being unfaithful, and Penny and Daniel’s journey was certainly a tough one to write! I would go as far as to say that it was the most difficult story I’ve ever attempted, and there were times when I wasn’t sure I could do it. But I absolutely adore the book in its finished form, and I would go so far as to describe it as my favorite to date.
Back in the Soldier’s Arms is part of my Heroes Come Home series – heartwarming, emotional stories about soldiers returning from war.
I’d like to give away a copy of this story, so leave a comment to be in the draw. And if you already have Back in the Soldier’s Arms, still leave a comment … if you’re the lucky winner I’ll send you a book from my backlist instead.