Book Review-For His Country-Denisea Kampe | Miki's Hope

Book Review-For His Country-Denisea Kampe

Thursday, May 7, 2015


I had already read and reviewed The Executive Officer's Wife ( my review here ) so when I was gifted this book by Denisea Kampe and was told it was a gift and no need to review it--well I did like her prior book and I loved this one as well.

Although this is a novel it has some basic truths in it about what a career Marine's family probably lives through with all the loneliness, guilt and hidden resultant anger. This is not a story about war--but of a family who must learn to re connect after many long years.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Twenty-seven years, more than a dozen deployments, five kids…and one missing wife.

After twenty-seven years of marriage and service to his country, Gavin McIntyre returns from what he hopes will be his last deployment before either reaching the highest attainable enlisted rank in the Marine Corps or retiring. But what he returns to leaves him flat aback with a busted mast and broken rudder. His wife is a no show for the homecoming. Using the ages old adage of improvise, adapt, and overcome, he makes his way home only to discover, she hasn’t simply forgotten to pick him up from the bus, she’s gone. In her wake, Gavin finds his home set up boot camp style and twenty dollars in the cookie jar, but any evidence he’s ever had a wife or five children with her is deplete.

Pregnant at sixteen and married to a marine in a less than romantic ceremony courtesy of the local Justice, Raylyn McIntyre has spent almost three decades playing the dutiful patriotic wife, catering to the whims of the military. She’s lost track of how many places she’s lived, how many deployments she’s endured, and how many tears she’s shed. But most of all, she’s lost track of herself. With a husband who’s so wrapped up in saving the world he can’t see he’s losing his family, Ray resorts to the one tactic he might understand…a full frontal attack with extreme prejudice, which proves to get Gavin’s waning attention.

Nothing good ever comes easy, though, and just when her choice of battle plan seems to be working, tragedy befalls their family. As Ray and Gavin struggle to find center, they also struggle with the notion that forgiveness of self is often the only path to forgiveness of another, and that path is not only bumpy but filled with pitfalls.

Read a chapter or two here

Purchase the Book here At the moment the kindle version is .99 but we all know how fast that can change so get it now (I am NOT an Amazon affiliate!)

About the Author: (from Amazon)

From the Author's Blog

Born and raised in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, Denisea Kampe was spinning tales before she could even spell and once her sixth grade creative writing teacher encouraged her by leaving a most prophetic comment on one of her assignments, the wheels of destiny were set in motion. But those wheels would need greased again and again as her writing would take a back seat to life and her jobs of mom and wife many times over before she'd finally see her dream of becoming a published writer come to fruition in 2010. Denisea is a military wife who's traveled the world over. She's lived in four states and Okinawa Japan and held more drivers' licenses than she can count. Her nest is empty save one furry and quite mischievous Siberian Husky and one spoiled rotten Rat Terrier mix. Denisea takes much of her inspiration for her heroes from the marines she's lived around since marrying her very own fairy tale prince in dusty cammies. Coining the term realmantica, she strives to produce quality romance in a realistic setting. Her genre of choice is contemporary romance and when she's not writing, she enjoys reading everything she can get her hands on, trips to the museum, taking field research trips, crafting, and sewing. Her works include One Tear, The Executive Officer's Wife, Private Pirouette, and the Slower Lower series.




I received the mobi edition of this book as a gift from the author. I was under no obligation to write a review. All opinions expressed are my own honest opinions. For more information please check my Disclosure Statement. Our giveaways are in no way sponsored or promoted by Facebook.

33 comments :

Joanne T Ferguson said...

What a great review and am always looking for interesting stories to devour!
I will have to see if this book am able to locate shortly!

Masshole Mommy said...

My husband is a military man, so I am thinking that he would be able to connect and relate to this.

Ashley said...

This looks like a book I could really enjoy! I seem to find books about military families and teen mothers very intriguing, so having those two topics in one title definitely intrigues me.

Megan Elford {WelcomeToTheZoo} said...

Ooh, what an intriguing review! I'm dying to know what happens and how everything turns out! We're in a military town, so the plot sounds like it might hit close to home too.

Nikki said...

This sounds like an interesting book! I come from a big military family, so that helps me relate to the characters in it!

Carrie (@theregoesgypsy) said...

Excellent review! I am always looking for new books to read during my travels. I will have to get this on my kindle before my next trip!

Grace said...

I am searching for a good book and this seems to be a great one. Often I think we forget how important a role a service man's family plays. I am sure this book will educate me on more than what I dreamed they do.

Denisea Kampe said...

Thank you so much for having me on your blog again, and for the wonderful review. And thanks readers for dropping in to check out my work. If you have any questions for me, please don't hesitate to ask. I'd be more than happy to drop by here in the comments throughout the next few days and chat it up.

Wendy Knowlton said...

I am an avid reader and am always looking for a new writers. Will have to add Denisea Kampe to my list and check this book out.

bxcrochet said...

Sounds like a great read. I don't have military in my immediate family but would love to see in that life.

Michelle F.

Shirley Wood said...

My first thoughts were of my cousin who recently retired from the Marines after many years. He was deployed a lot during those years. I don't think he and his wife are much accustomed to being around one another. He took a nice break then went to work as an over the road driver, still not home much but they seem happy.
The book sounds very interesting, a good story.

Vera Sweeney said...

This sounds like a great book to read! I love when I can find a new author I love it opens up so many more books to read.

Susan said...

Not coming from any kind of military background - a read like this would surely open my eyes as to what a family faces. Thanks for the review.

Liz Mays said...

It sounds quite sad, but I'm sure it will end on an uplifting note. I'll bet I would enjoy this one.

Mercedes said...

Sounds like a good read. This time of year I can sit outside and catch up on some reading.

Emmy said...

Oh that sounds like a great book! I can't even imagine what it would be like for that guy to come home and find his wife and kids all gone, that would be awful. Adding this to my Goodreads list.

Amanda Love said...

Being former military myself this is a book I can truly relate to. Would love to get a copy for myself. Thanks for reviewing even though you didn't have to or I wouldn't have known about it.

Rebecca Swenor said...

This sounds like an awesome story and I would love to read this one for sure. I know many military families and what they went through or are going through. I was in the Army but I was never deployed. People tend to forget the sacrifices the families make as well as our soldiers. Thanks for sharing.

Rebecca Swenor said...

This sounds like an awesome story and I would love to read this one for sure. I know many military families and what they went through or are going through. I was in the Army but I was never deployed. People tend to forget the sacrifices the families make as well as our soldiers. Thanks for sharing.

Athena Nagel said...

I am adding this to my to be read book. It looks very interesting.

Theresa Mahoney said...

It must be very difficult to have your husband go through 30 years of service! I'm sure this book does a good job at showing the readers how military families are affected each time the service member gets deployed.

Penny Struebig said...

Great summary of this book. I can see where this type of book would be loved by many people.

Ericas Recipes said...

Sooo do they end up still together??? I'm intrigued - it sounds like a lot to get through.

Laura O in AK said...

This sounds like a great read for people to get a glimpse at the trials a military family can go through with long term separations. I've seen many families torn apart because of the parents losing a connection.

Lesley said...

What a great review. Sounds like another one to add to the list!

Laura MyNewestAddiction said...

I am always looking for a good book to read and it looks like this one just got added to the ever-growing list. Thanks.

Katherine Bartlett said...

Since my husband was Army, I bet he would enjoy this book!

Lisa Codina said...

Sounds like an interesting story...I think it would obviously resonate with military families who have gone through the same things.

Stephanie Pass said...

This sounds like my kind of book. Definitely going to check it out!

Mykidsguide said...

This looks like a great read. I love this kind of stories and all good things require hard work

CourtneyLynne said...

This sounds like a pretty great book! I think my hubby would
Enjoy reading something like this. I will have to tell him about it!

Elizabeth Lampman said...

This sounds like a very interesting book. I grew up in a military family so this book really speaks to me. I will have to pick up a copy.

Maddi'sMommy said...

I might be biased being married to one, but I'm super excited to read books about service memebers, especially those and their families.

 
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