A wonderfully gripping follow-up to Fiona Field's first novel, bringing back many of the characters from Soldiers' Wives The two girls seem to have a lot in common on the surface. Both motherless. Both sent to the same boarding school for "army brats." Both, later, commissioned into the army themselves. Both desperate for their fathers' love and approval. Samantha Lewis will put everything into being the good soldier she thinks her father wants her to be. But her heart will lead her in a very unexpected direction and threaten her love for the good man she plans to marry. Michelle Flowers also craves her father's attention, but her impulsiveness will drive her into an obsession with the husband of another woman—with disastrous consequences.