Home Front - Kristin Hannah

Home Front

By Kristin Hannah

  • Release Date: 2012-01-31
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 1,061 Ratings


In her bestselling novels Kristin Hannah has plumbed the depths of friendship, the loyalty of sisters, and the secrets mothers keep. Now, in her most emotionally powerful story yet, she explores the intimate landscape of a troubled marriage with this provocative and timely portrait of a husband and wife, in love and at war.

All marriages have a breaking point. All families have wounds. All wars have a cost. . . .

Like many couples, Michael and Jolene Zarkades have to face the pressures of everyday life---children, careers, bills, chores---even as their twelve-year marriage is falling apart. Then an unexpected deployment sends Jolene deep into harm's way and leaves defense attorney Michael at home, unaccustomed to being a single parent to their two girls. As a mother, it agonizes Jolene to leave her family, but as a solider she has always understood the true meaning of duty. In her letters home, she paints a rose-colored version of her life on the front lines, shielding her family from the truth. But war will change Jolene in ways that none of them could have foreseen. When tragedy strikes, Michael must face his darkest fear and fight a battle of his own---for everything that matters to his family.

At once a profoundly honest look at modern marriage and a dramatic exploration of the toll war takes on an ordinary American family, Home Front is a story of love, loss, heroism, honor, and ultimately, hope.


  • Weak writing!

    By Danielle Liger
    I really enjoyed Nightingale and decided to try another Hannah book. I was surprised that the quality was so poor, like a high school student's writing style! The plot was predictable, the characters were fairly hollow, and the linguistic quirks were irritating. Don't know where her editor was on vacation... She seemed to have researched just enough about this subject to think she sounded authentic, but it really fell flat. The story was a really good idea but the result, though there were a few touching parts, was just corny. And the 4/5 year old behaved like she was about 2, so that was also odd. Book fail all around.
  • Home Front

    By BPF72
    This was a quick, engaging read that shed a lot of light on what our soldiers go through. I felt like Part 2 dragged a little bit and I really couldn't stand the daughters - their personalities were really over the top to me. Other than that, an emotional, worth-while read.
  • Awesome!

    By Angel6204
    Couldn't put this book down!
  • Home Front

    By Mummay's
    One of the best books I have read in a very long time. Hannah really brought the characters to life and I was there every step of the way. I can't wait to read another one from this author
  • Woohoo!!

    By LinzNelly
    Another fantastic, "can't put it down" book by Kristin Hannah!
  • Home Front

    By Lindylou39
    Great strong characters in a very timely situation for our country. Well developed & illustrates the hardships that our service men & women's families experience when there family members are at war.
  • Wow

    By Caroline Ciaglia
    What an emotional roller coaster. I haven't been this touched by a book in a long time. I can't count the number of times I cried. What a great book especially from a woman's perspective!!
  • Home Front

    By Naegib
    I am an avid reader, often staying up till the wee hours if a book peeks my interest. This one did, now I plan to read every book this lady has written.
  • A must read!!

    By Licha2u
    Could not put it down! A must read for someone that has a loved one that has gone to war. I absolutely loved the friendship between the fly girls! A tear or two will be shed during the reading of this beautiful story.
  • Amazing novel!!

    By EmelyJ
    This book was so touching.. I cried like I've never cried while reading before. each and every chapter had something to cry about.. Highly recommend it... It gave me a different point of view on our heroes. I thank all of my military friends as soon as I was done with the book..