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Courage Under Fire (Arabesque)
Courage Under Fire - Arabesque
Author: Candice Poarch
ISBN-13: 9781583143506
ISBN-10: 1583143505
Publication Date: 7/1/2003
Pages: 285
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Publisher: Arabesque
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Arlene and Neal have been adversaries since they were in the ninth
grade, she remembers him as a pain in the butt, but he remembers her
as a pain somewhere else. They have not seen each other in twenty
years and their meeting is not joyful. It is days after September 11,
2001. Arlene is responsible for the care of Neal who was almost fatally
injured as he rushed repeatedly into the burning Pentagon building. As
she cares for his medical needs, Neal's feelings are rekindled, but he
does not have the opportunity to pursue them. Arlene has requested
orders for Germany, fleeing the betrayal of an unfaithful husband
who was killed in a boating accident while on vacation with another

Fast forward eighteen months, Arlene and Neal meet again, they are both
stationed in Germany. Neal is now guardian of his ten-year old niece,
April, her mother who was Neal's sister, and her father were also killed
in a boating accident while on vacation. As Neal and April try
desperately to win Arlene's heart, Neal struggles with secrets about
April, his sister and Arlene's husband.

Candace Poarch has written a warm, penetrating tale of two people
struggling to discharge their past and enlist in their future. COURAGE
UNDER FIRE is a lesson in how people endure the consequences of someone
else's indiscretions and a wonderful portrayal of duty to self and

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