The Mailman Cometh
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by J. Troy Seate
Description: From the moment Jimmie first delivers Grace's mail to her doorstep, he knows they are meant to be, but the military separates them when he's sent to Iraq. Their love is forced to survive on the few days of leave Jimmie receives each year.
Grace constantly worries over Jimmie's safety, and Jimmie wants nothing more than to be free to spend the rest of his life with Grace. But will they get their Christmas wish, or will violence claim one more victim?
eBook Publisher: Whispers Publishing, 2010
eBookwise Release Date: December 2010
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [33 KB]
Reading time: 16-22 min.
If one can ignore the burgeoning suburbs of Denver which bloom like quick growing mushrooms on three sides, Golden is still a relatively quiet and peaceful little town and an idyllic setting for the event which brought with it such significance. In a small white church on a day between Christmas and New Year, a young couple were about to exchange wedding vows.
On that winter day, in the presence of a small gathering of friends and relatives, the time had come. Although it might have seemed like a normal marriage, it was anything but. Jimmie had just returned from Iraq. He and Grace had often wondered if this day would ever come. They had set the date while he'd been home on leave in the summer and crossed their fingers he would be discharged and returned home safely with all his limbs intact.
Grace had hoped for more than a promise to cling to. They had done everything in their power to get Grace pregnant before he shipped out in the event that he didn't return. She wanted something more than their passion to remember him by, as his continuous tours of duty made it rough on both the couple and their loved ones. But it hadn't happened.
In the past, Grace had managed to crowd all the holidays Jimmie had missed while away--and the ones he would miss after returning to Iraq--into the brief period of time they had together while he was home on leave.