The title got my attention and so did the cover since it is an interesting one that seems to be a contradiction. This book starts off with a tragedy and the family that is affected by the loss of a loved one. There are two perspectives of the two siblings Jeannie and Kip until a little over halfway in when Tom gets added in which was a bit jarring but I get why it needed to pop up at that point.
Life goes on for Jeannie and Kip who lose their mother on of all things Kip's birthday. The two siblings are separated when Kip decides to become a marine and gets sent to Vietnam. I wasn't sure if I'd like this type of book but I did enjoy it. It had a very realistic feel to it and you kind of felt like you were there watching things unfold in front of you. I'm very impressed with this book which just so happens to be a debut for Hannah so I will be keeping an eye out for future books from her. She's off to a great start and once again I realize that I really enjoy historical fiction.