Tuesday, August 2, 2011
I Love A Man In Uniform
I read this book in a day. Granted, I had a day off so there was a bit of free time there, but I loved reading Ms. Burana's story. It's a mature book, and by "mature" I don't mean old people, and I don't mean not-for-children. What I mean is that Ms. Burana has been able to take a step away from the events of the book and see them as what they are--events in her life that have made her who she is. Which I have to say, is not an easy thing to do.
Ms. Burana is clearly a writer and she has a way with her story that makes her feel like an everywoman. My heart hurt for her when Mike was deployed, and I felt her intensity as she rushed to see him one last time before his plane took off. I waited with her by the phone for Mike to call, and I felt a rush of joy when she watched her husband walk off the plane at the end of his tour.
I would recommend this story to anyone who loves a good read. I wouldn't call it juicy, and I wouldn't call it riveting. But I would call it satisfying, and I would tell you to read it if you love a great story of self-discovery. I sure do. And I loved this book and the sense of satisfaction I felt when I closed the book after the last page.