The Day He Went Away by Jennifer Millikin

I really enjoyed this book. This pulled at the heart and fit right tin with The Last Letter By Rebecca Yarros, to give you a reference. Totally different books but in the genre that hurt my heart.

I got this in the mail and had to wait for the perfect time to read it. This is the type of book that I had to be in the right mindset for. But it was amazing and I read it in one sitting once I started. This was a solid 4 star read for me. It as a book that ripped you open while you read, and it brought the tears. It was a story about moving on and that hurts to read even when it is beautiful. It was a story of finding peace and finding love after your world has been shaken. I can see where some people weren't a big fans of the trope, but I was and I think the author did a beautiful job of it. I can't wait to read more form her.

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It took 20 years for perfectionist PR pro Kate Masters to fall for her best friend, Army scout Ethan Shepherd, but only seconds for their lives to shatter. When an ill-fated deployment cuts short Ethan’s life, Kate's perfectly planned future vanishes. Heart in pieces, Kate abandons who she is for a reckless and dangerous existence. Army medic Nick Hunter made a promise to Ethan, his brother-in-arms, before tragedy ripped his friend away. Upon leaving the military, Nick moves to Ethan’s hometown, his determination to uphold his promise as strong as his need to heal his own broken heart. What he finds when he arrives isn’t at all what he thought he was getting into. Kate isn’t interested in healing, making it impossible for Nick to keep his promise. To survive grief this profound, Kate must learn how to forge a new path, and open herself up to the possibility of an unplanned happiness. The Day He Went Away explores the devastation of loss, the beauty in losing yourself, and the transcendent power of grief.