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The Husband Hour by Jamie Brenner []



Brenner (The Forever Summer, 2017) returns with another sun soaked emotional saga. After her NHL-star-turned-Army-Ranger husband Rory was killed in Iraq, Lauren Kincaid spent four years isolated at her family’s beach house on the Jersey Shore, running 12 miles a day, working at a local restaurant, and avoiding (or possibly wallowing in) grief. Now Lauren’s parents, sister, and nephew have descended en masse for the summer, bringing their own worries and upheaval with them. Matt Brio, a documentary filmmaker, wants to tell Rory’s story, and needs Lauren to fill in the gaps. There’s more to the story than public accounts include, more than even Lauren knows, and Matt is scrambling to put it all together before his funding runs out. Secrets are shared, connections are made, and everything falls apart for Lauren and her family before it comes back together.

Brenner tackles grief, trust, and family dynamics in this tale about coming to terms with the past in order to move toward the future. Choice reading for fans of Elin Hilderbrand and summer beaches.

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