LET MY LIFE BE PROOF
NEW ADULT CONTEMPORARY
nineteen, prodigy Emme Sawyer flew through her undergrad work and was
well on her way to becoming a doctor when the money ran out. Drawn in by
the promise of a free education, she joins the Navy. Earning the title
of Hospital Corpsman, Emme deploys to Afghanistan.
the front lines blurred, Emme fights side by side with the Marines.
Ignoring the danger she runs into the fire fight to treat the wounded.
Soon it becomes apparent that sometimes being smart isn’t enough and
bullets don’t care if you’re a girl.
begins to struggle with the brutality she sees and shuts down her
emotions. That is until she begins to have feelings for her commanding
officer. Feelings she doesn’t want and isn’t supposed to have for a
member of her team. When her commanding officer reciprocates, Emme
learns that you can’t choose when and where love finds you. After Emme
is shipped home, her life begins to crumble. Faced with the nightmares
of her deployment and unresolved feelings for her commanding officer,
Emme must choose to move forward in a world she no longer feels a part
of or figure out how to get back to the men she left behind.
I signed the dotted line to enlist in the Navy I thought it was an easy
way to get money for school. I hadn’t realized I’d agreed to go
straight to hell but that seemed to be exactly where I was. There’s a
lot of speculation on what hell will be like. If anyone asked me I’d
tell them to hop a plane to the Middle East.
been in Afghanistan for almost a year. Currently I sat packed into the
back of a humvee with a bunch of Army guys. This situation had given
me a new appreciation for windows that rolled down. The air was stale
and charged with a nervous energy as our convoy headed to the compound
where a small school was located.
“Good having you on board Doc,” The Lieutenant said over his shoulder.
I could answer the interpreter started rattling off a frantic string of
gibberish, which I supposed was actually one of the dialects of