"The Fight Home" is the second book in The Way Home series by Kim Mills. This new series centres on Canadian military members and the people who love them. The series is well written, flows well and is relatable. The book can be read on its own; however, I recommend reading it in order as the first book adds to the understanding and enjoyment of this second book. This book was intense, heartbreaking, and filled with joy. The story shows the level of effort and love that needs to be put into long term relationships, as the day to day battles are fought, alongside the larger battles. This series can trigger individuals dealing with combat related PTSD.
Megan and Mark have been married for many years. Being married to a military man has come with its own trials and tribulations without throwing war into the mix. As Megan and Mark slowly find themselves not quite as close something big comes into their lives that will either push them further apart or help them rekindle their love for one another. They have to decide whether their relationship is worth the fight on home soil or if they need to let go. This time Megan has the fight for her life and Mark is finally made aware of how it feels to be the one at home, wondering if your spouse will make it home alive.
From their first night together, nothing about Mark and Megan Lawson’s lives has been normal. Or easy. Finding a way to keep a marriage strong with kids, jobs and mortgages is hard on the best of days. Add the military in, the kind of tragedy that makes you forget to breathe, and a lot of hurt that just keeps piling on and it doesn’t look like their love will survive the storm.
Now, though, Megan is sick. The big kind of sick. When Mark finds himself standing by her bedside, he has a choice to make. It’s time for the two of them to figure out where it all went wrong, and decide if it’s worth the fight to hold on to each other
The Fight For Home is the second book in the Way Home Series. It can be read as a stand-alone novel, but to see more of these characters and their beginnings you might want to start with book one, All The Way Home.
This book is recommended for readers 18+ for adult language, content and topics.