Plenty of Time When We Get Home: Love and Recovery in the Aftermath of War

Plenty of Time When We Get Home: Love and Recovery in the Aftermath of War

Title:Plenty of Time When We Get Home: Love and Recovery in the Aftermath of War
ISBN:9780393350623
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:272 pages

Brian, on his way back to base after mid-tour leave, was wounded by a roadside bomb that sent shrapnel through his brain. Kayla waited anxiously for news and, on returning home, sought out Brian. The two began a tentative romance and later married, but neither anticipated the consequences of Brian’s injury on their lives. Lacking essential support for returning veterans from the military and the VA, Kayla and Brian suffered through posttraumatic stress amplified by his violent mood swings, her struggles to reintegrate into a country still oblivious to women veterans, and what seemed the callous, consumerist indifference of civilian society at large.
Kayla persevered. So did Brian. They fought for their marriage, drawing on remarkable reservoirs of courage and commitment. They confronted their demons head-on, impatient with phoniness of any sort. Inspired by an unwavering ethos of service, they continued to stand on common ground. Finally, they found their own paths to healing and wholeness, both as individuals and as a family, in dedication to a larger community.


    Plenty of Time When We Get Home: Love and Recovery in the Aftermath of War Reviews

  • Bridgette Ralph

    I think everyone should read this book. It will help non military people better understand what our military has gone through in war. They see the world in a completely different way than we do. It gi...

  • Tim

    This is a great book that gives you insight as to what many of our military heroes experience upon return from a combat experience. I recommend to everyone for a greater appreciation....

  • Alexa

    I heard an interview with the author on NPR and I think I got more from that than the book itself. Nevertheless, compelling story....

  • Melissa

    **I won this book free good reads first reads and I must say it was amazing!Powerful book detailing the trials and tribulations our troops face post war. I could relate to the book because I have mult...

  • Heather Selig

    Powerful, well-written with raw emotions. Highly recommend....

  • Kate Schwarz

    My dad suggested this title to me, so of course I read it. I'm glad I did. I learned a whole lot on many different levels:1. Williams' husband suffered a TBI in Iraq, after they met but before they ma...

  • Wanda

    As a female veteran, I appreciated her perspective.I wad never stationed outside the states, but the lack of recognition that women do and have always served in the military is sometimes uncomfortable...

  • Temple

    It is good to see this story told. It is far from easy to be a woman in the military, but to have gone through war, presents a whole new set of problems, with no easy answers.Kayla not only had her me...

  • Caylee

    Brian and Kayla meet in Afghanistan in an Army mission and enjoy each others company. They go their separate ways, but shortly after Brian gets hit with a piece of shrapnel in the head while on a bus ...

  • Mary

    very good. Really makes one understand the difficulties of transitioning back into civilian life. How difficult it must be to handle the trivial complaining, obsessing of society, after spending month...