from our review:The life of Marcie Sullivan’s Marine husband was saved in Iraq by his best friend and commander, Ian Buchanan. Unfortunately, he never recovered from his injuries and, after four years in a vegetative state, he finally passed in Marcie’s arms. As for Ian, he has disappeared after breaking off with his fiancé, leaving the Marines, not contacting friends and family, and not answering Marcie’s letters.Marcie needs to deliver the news of her husband’s death, so she goes in search of Ian. With little money or food and an old VW Bug, she goes off into the mountains of Northern California searching for any sign of Ian. When she finally finds him, she’s shocked; he’s living in the middle of the woods in a one-room shack with no plumbing. No one knows who he is, and he looks like a grizzly bear. Though he shows no sign of wanting her around, Marcie stays – and winds up ill and in his care. While she recovers, Ian and Marcie become reacquainted, and slowly begin to unravel what had happened, why Ian ran off, and whether or not the hermit life is what Ian really wants.
Grade: B+Check Review