Anchor and Flares: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hope, and Service

Anchor and Flares: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hope, and Service Book
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Anchor and Flares: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hope, and Service

by: Little, Brown and Company

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Kate Braestrup’s life was transformed by the loss of her husband; now Kate faces the possibility that she may lose her son.

As a young mother Kate Braestrup discovered the fierce protectiveness that accompanies parenthood. In the intervening years–through mourning her husband and the joy of remarriage and a blended family-Kate has absorbed the rewards and complications of that spirit.

But when her eldest son joins the Marines, Kate is at a crossroads: Can she reconcile her desire to protect her children with her family’s legacy of service? Can parents balance the joy of a child’s independence with the fear of letting go?

As Kate examines the twinned emotions of faith and fear-inspired by the families she meets as a chaplain and by her son’s journey towards purpose and familyhood-she learns that the threats we can’t predict will rip us apart and knit us together.

May 26th, 2015 by