Everything about this story happens quickly. There were moments I was truly confused about the time frame, but then I realized that it’s because the H/h only had 2 shared scenes. I understand that this is a novella, but I don’t understand why we couldn’t have more interaction and dialogue between Chad and Stacey. I don’t understand why everything we learned about them happened in past tense.
Major Chad Jensen’s best friend, Terry, died while they were both overseas serving. One of his promises to his friend was to take care of his younger sister. His way of doing that was to write letters. From what I gather, Chad and Terry’s younger sister, Stacy, were pen pals for a few months and even though Chad and Terry were best friends, they never met each other’s families in the 10 years they were friends. That’s hard to believe. So during their pen palling (yes, I just made that up) there’s some kind of connection – not sure what or why, but there’s a connection. I wish we the audience were privy to some of the back and forth between these two. [Read more…]