I picked up “Don’t Go” by Lisa Scottline about a year ago thinking it was a romance. It was not, but it was so much more. I loved this book, as agonizing and real as it was to suffer through life with the character, I would read it again in a heartbeat.
What I disliked: I usually put a book down once a child comes into the picture. I don’t want my free time focused around someone else’s drama. Yeah, babies and life is a beaituful thing, but I feel like when it’s inserted into a book for drama it is a complete desperate attempt. However painful the reality of the child was in this book, the book simply wouldn’t have existed without the little girl.
What I liked: It was a poignant reminder of how war comes home with our men in women in military uniform. It describes moral injury to a T. It was frustrating and beautiful at the same. Though it wasn’t a romance book at all, the elements of love strung throughout were deeply moving.
Where to find it: I purchased mine at a used book store (the best used book store around. LOVE that place). You can find yours on Kindle for less than $9. Totally worth it if you’re looking for an emotional piece.