"Your words are my words."
- B. D.
"I finally finished reading the book. Life has been chaotic with the birth of our first grandson and doing a treat packing party for the troops so I have not had much time to read. . . . I caught myself nodding in agreement with a lot of what you wrote. I am hoping to order about ten copies at a later date for my support group to read and discuss."
- L. B.
"I am the mother of three Army soldiers and mother-in-law to one. I have read many books since 6 months before my oldest first deployment in September 2005. This book is excellent. My son doesn't speak much, has not shared too many photos although he said he has tons, and keeps it all inside. I understand where you are coming from. He is also stationed at Ft. Lewis, WA and we are in OH so we don't get to visit as much as I would like. My second son will deploy in April. My daughter has not deployed yet, she has a 6 month old son, her husband is active army. I want to share the book with her. She doesn't know why Eric doesn't and didn't call as much this last time, etc. I think the book will do her good. Thanks so much for sharing your story with all of us moms."
- R. A. E.
"I spent yesterday reading Minefields of the Heart straight through. . . . You and Roman and your entire family give us a portrait of grace and of love."
- L. L.
"I have a 23 yr. old son deployed to/in Iraq. You so eloquently expressed many of the feelings I have had over this past year. I read the book straight through... and then re-read the foreword again. I will bring Minefields of the Heat our Military Families group. Your voice and your son's will be heard, shared and recognized by those of us who also deploy in our hearts."
- J. S.
"Just finished your book. So well done. It is your personal story, yet you made it universal."
"The book is certainly a tribute to the lives of all the families who can only wait in anguish and hope while life around them goes on as normal. Thank you for sharing that wonderful story."
"I read your book last night, couldn't put it down. I'm so glad you wrote this, it's an important piece of the global puzzle that is often forgotten."
- K. C.
"I wanted to thank you for your honesty and hope that more than just military families read your book. It is written in such an intimate & loving manner, displaying what plays out in all our lives -- the desire for not only our families to be happy but the world because somewhere there is an Iraqi mother or an Afghan mother, looking into their son's or daughter's eyes asking the same question, 'Is my son or daughter the same person (after their time at war) behind those eyes?'"
"I ordered your book, and had it read in less than 12 hours after it arrived, taking a break from it only to sleep! Thank you so much for putting in words what all of us Military Moms feel when our children deploy. Your book is fantastic. Our oldest son served in Iraq 2003/2004, US Navy, our youngest son Afghanistan 2009/2010 US Army. Our lives will never be the same. After reading your book, I believe that not only should Military Moms read it but all of our friends that try so hard to understand what is in our hearts and souls during deployments and the military lives of our loved ones. I am sure it would make their support even stronger."
"I just finished your book. Thank you for sharing a time in your life that so few others understand. I believe every politician should have to read your book and books like it before they send anyone to war. We will never understand the true cost. Tell your son, Roman, thank you."