I have to say I loved this book. D.G. Gass manages to weave a heart-felt story around a very serious topic in our country: The lack of funding for our men and women in arms. I’m a huge supporter of our armed forces. I’m not in the military, but my father served in the Navy, and my father-in-law served in the Army. I also have many friends who serve. This is a book everyone needs to read.
“The men and women who signed on the dotted line knew what they were getting into when they joined. Why should I feel sorry for someone who is doing their job and complaining about it?” Yes, I have heard this statement many times before and it burns my blood every time. Yes, the men and women sign on the dotted line – and we should be grateful that they do! However, as Gass points out in her book, they are not given what they are promised when they DO sign up to defend our freedom: proper health coverage, a job when they return home, an education, equipment to keep them safe, and so much more.
I loved the strong character Candace portrays in the story. She’s left in a dire situation and yet, she takes her worry, anger, and passion and uses it to fight for others. She doesn’t beg for help for herself and her children, but demands attention from our government so others will not have to experience what her husband did. The paranormal aspect of the story really clinched it for me. We all like to think that when our loved ones pass, they are still looking out for us, guiding us – and that is exactly what the ghosts of Arlington do for Candace. They show her the path she needs to take.
I highly recommend this book to everyone, no matter if you have someone serving in our military or not. It has important information we all need to know. If we don’t fight for the ones who keep us safe every day, then who will?