This book belongs on my list of favorites. It is a tale of 5 women who bond while their husbands are deployed in Afghanistan. They share in the tragedy of death, the loneliness of deployment, and the joy of life. I read this book and connected with each of the characters, even though I've never experienced anything of which these women faced. It was a good reminder that people are not always what they appear, that with the Lord's help we can get through anything, and that there is really nothing more powerful or unifying than a group of righteous women.