Today I am reviewing Phillip’s War … the third book in the Love & War series by Rachel Muller.
Here is a brief synopsis:
They thought the war had ended…but the real battle was just beginning.
When Marine Sergeant Phillip Johnson returns from the Pacific in the winter of 1946, no one could be happier than the gal that’s stuck with him through the duration—his Libby.
Finally, it seems 1946 brings new promise to the citizens of Arbor Springs as the town learns to live life post war.
But after the homecoming festivities have calmed, Libby senses something is wrong. The gentle and caring man she once knew is now an angry and bitter stranger.
Phillip can’t escape the haunting nightmares born on the bloody islands of battle. Blinded by grisly images, past promises, and buried secrets, new hostilities rise in his tortured mind.
His irrational behavior soon dismantles his marriage. When Phillip’s despair turns volatile, Libby needs an escape.
Will Libby and Phillip find the healing needed to restore their marriage? Or will their love sink in the midst of Phillip’s inward war?
Oh, my! This is the series that sparked my love of WWII historical fiction!
Libby can’t wait for her husband to return home . . . but when the war ends, Phillip comes home a changed man. Can he let go of his past . . . or will his past determine his future?
Although each book can be read as a standalone, you really should take time to read the series in sequence — Letters From Grace, Maggie’s Mission, then you’ll be ready for Phillip’s War.
Don’t miss this wonderful series!
God bless you!
Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt