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He’s fighting for his country. She’s praying for his safety. When tragedy strikes, can their marriage and faith survive?

Charlie and Meg Winters are no strangers to the military life and the challenges it brings. But when an IED rips through his convoy killing his friends, the loss proves almost too much to bear.

Meg finds her trust in Christ wavering, and secrets she’s been keeping for years drive a wedge between her and her husband.

What if everything Meg believes is a lie?

What if Charlie finds out what she’s done?

Can Meg and Charlie save their marriage or will the horrors of war and the ghosts of their past tear them apart and forever shipwreck her faith?

“Vanessa Rasanen captures the life as a military spouse, finding community in both the church and military communities, and finding that forgiveness is powerful in very delicate situations.”

Soldier On is about marriage, life, friends, and deployment. Anybody could write a story with those themes, but what makes this book so special is that Rasanen has put faith in the foreground of the entire book. Now people may not have firsthand experience of a loved one being deployed, but we all experience doubts, and fears within our life as a Christian. That’s where she really connects even deeper with the reader. This book is fiction, but it reflects real life, real marriages, real struggles, real friendships, real faith.” 

Author note: Be apprised of limited offensive language and non-graphic violence relative to the themes. Also there is implied intimacy (occurring “off screen”).