It took 20 years for perfectionist PR pro Kate Masters to fall for her best friend, Army scout Ethan Shepherd, but only seconds for their lives to shatter. When an ill-fated deployment cuts short Ethan’s life, Kate’s perfectly planned future vanishes. Heart in pieces, Kate abandons who she is for a reckless and dangerous existence.
Army medic Nick Hunter made a promise to Ethan, his brother-in-arms, before tragedy ripped his friend away. Upon leaving the military, Nick moves to Ethan’s hometown, his determination to uphold his promise as strong as his need to heal his own broken heart. What he finds when he arrives isn’t at all what he thought he was getting into. Kate isn’t interested in healing, making it impossible for Nick to keep his promise.
To survive grief this profound, Kate must learn how to forge a new path, and open herself up to the possibility of an unplanned happiness.
The Day He Went Away explores the devastation of loss, the beauty in losing yourself, and the transcendent power of grief.
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Molly: What music, if any do you listen to when you write?
Jennifer: Classical. I get very distracted by lyrics and familiar melodies.
Molly: Are you a full time writer, or part time writer?
Jennifer: Part time. I have two young kids and they still need so much care that I can’t devote more than a few hours a day to writing.
Molly: Do you hope to one day be a full time writer?
Jennifer: Yes, but that will mean my babies are grown enough to be in school full-time, so I kind of also want to say no!
Molly: Do you have a word count per day you try to hit?
Jennifer: 1500 wpd, when I’m really putting my nose to the grindstone.
Molly: When you finish writing a book, how long before you begin writing the next one?
Jennifer: Almost immediately. Usually the idea for the next one has been stewing for a while.
Jennifer Millikin is a romance and women’s fiction author who enjoys writing about strong female protagonists. Her next project, The Day He Went Away, is available on November 10th. Jennifer graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Communication Studies and lives with her husband and two young children in Scottsdale, Arizona. When she isn’t chasing after her little ones she can be found gulping coffee in her office, typing furiously at her keyboard and reenacting scenes.