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About The Author: Jennifer Hobbs is an Army Veteran whose compassion and humor reaches far and wide through her drive to connect with and support others. She has dedicated over a decade teaching in the education industry and serving Veteran nonprofit organizations. Jennifer is empowered by the personal growth that comes with struggle, and she inspires others how to embrace their journeys as well. When she’s not working on reaching others through her new business, BUFF & HOBBS IMPACT LLC, working on her new podcast CELEBRATE THE STRUGGLE or immersed in her love of writing, she’s spending time with her Veteran husband, three kids, and two dogs.
Title: Calmed. Growth After Trauma
Book Synopsis: As a true story told through dual perspectives, a powerful love ignites amidst the chaos in a combat zone between Baghdad and Abu Ghraib, Iraq. Two young soldiers from completely different lives unite together on a deployment-mostly under the privacy of mosquito netting since fraternization was frowned upon. Jennifer was more timid about needing to keep their relationship private, whereas Ryan didn't take well to orders and was rather experienced in manipulating the system.
When a devastating explosion crumbles the course of their lives and budding relationship, they must navigate through the grief separately to find healing. The following years rain with struggles and destructive coping mechanisms as band-aids are slapped on the deep wounds of trauma, yet their love paves a path to each other again. Calmed is the recount of their journeys, how combat brought them together and drove them apart, and a reflection of the laughter and tears through the heartbreak as they learned to trust each other again.
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