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Book 1, Homefront

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A breathtaking new series from USA Today bestselling author Jessica Scott about soldiers coming home from war and the families who love them.  

He’s always loved her...
First Sergeant Gale Sorren waited a war and half a lifetime for a chance to get stationed near the ex-wife who left him years ago. When he finally musters the courage to see her, the life he imagined she was living was nothing close to the reality. 

She’s never stopped loving him...
Melanie never stopped loving Gale, never stopped worrying about him each time he headed off to war. But he’s never been there when she needed him and she’s had fifteen years to steel her heart against him. 

When Gale moves to Fort Hood, he finally has a chance to make things right with Melanie and the daughter she raised without him.

The question then is whether Mel can trust her heart to a man who always let her down.

Books in the Homefront Series
Book 1: Homefront
Book 2: After the War
Book 3: Face the Fire

Books in the Coming Home Series
Book .5: I'll Be Home for Christmas
Book 1: Because of You
Book 1.5: Anything for You
Book 2: Back to You
Book 3: Until There Was You
Book 4: All for You
Book 5: It's Always Been You
Book 5.5: All I Want for Christmas Is You

From Publishers Weekly

Nov 23, 2015 – Army officer Scott's first Fort Hood contemporary portrays the deeply moving reunion of a couple long separated by the instability of army life. After 15 years of serving all over the world, including Iraq, Sgt. Gale Sorren is finally stationed in Fort Hood, Tex., where his overwhelmed ex-wife, Melanie, lives with their rebellious, self-harming teen daughter, Jamie. "Angry spouses, cheating soldiers, and everything in between" make military life feel "more like a reality TV show." Gale and Melanie's resentment and sorrow are expertly contrasted with simmering desire and their determination to team up to parent Jamie. Though a rather convenient complication ensures Gale and Melanie's reconciliation, the intricacies of Stateside military lives are portrayed rivetingly, with fully realized characters who will stay with the reader long after the book is finished. (BookLife)

What's New in Version 2.1

updated file and new backmatter

Customer Reviews

Hit home!

This book hit home in many ways for me and it has nothing to do with an ex military man coming home. How the author dealt with cutting had me in tears. Unless you've been through it or known someone who has you don't know the feelings a parent goes through. The anger, the thought you've done everything wrong and the hurt. Then you find out what the cutter feels all those things I listed plus self hate and many more. I would love to read more about Jamie in the future. I can see her with a military man just like her Daddy!!


Wonderful story about second chances. Gale & Mel have a long and painful past. Gale has to admit he didn't give what he should. Mel has to figure out if she cut and run too quickly. The chemistry is undeniable! They both did what they thought they had to do. Now, as a reader, you can't wait to see how they can make this relationship come back together. And not just for the sake of their daughter!

I love Jessica Scott's writing and I particularly enjoy this series. It makes you seriously wonder how relationships survive military service. But it gives you hope that it can survive! Awesome read!

Fantastic military romance!

Homefront is about life in the military and how hard that life is on soldiers and their families. It's about how war changes these soldiers who put their lives on the line for all of us every day and when it's over, they count themselves lucky when their family is still there waiting for their return. For some it's a struggle to put the pieces back together. First Sergeant Gale Sorren had to learn to be a dad to his teenage daughter after being gone so long. He also had to figure out a way to get back in the good graces of his ex-wife and hopefully back in her bed because he never stopped loving her.

You must read this amazing story about a strong military man who's trying to put his life and family back together again. The emotions are real. It's quite amusing watching him deal with his teenage daughter for the first time. I can't wait for the next book by this extremely talented author.

Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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  • $6.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: Apr 07, 2014
  • Publisher: Jessica Scott
  • Seller: Jessica Scott
  • Print Length: 305 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Homefront
  • Version: 2.1
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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