My Life, For Her – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat and Think With Your Taste Buds – Desserts
‘Rob called Roy, “Beth Anne is missing! She left the Hospital to meet us at the game and never showed. Where the hell could she be at this hour?”
“Calm down Rob,” Roy replied, “I’m sure there must be a reasonable explanation for all this worry. She must have broken down on some back road.”…
Rob walked over to his car. “Roy, I don’t know where the hell she is! It’s not like her at all, missed the game and no calls. Did she just disappear or decide to leave us? I don’t understand why she would do that. It just doesn’t make any sense.”…
They walked around checking for her car. It wasn’t long before they found it. Rob opened the door with his set of keys, the engine started with no problem. Why was it still in the parking lot – it didn’t make sense. The panic grew inside him; his hands were trembling as they checked around the whole hospital perimeter. It was getting late and they still found no sign at all of Beth Anne.’
Rob Marrino is a happily married man with a wonderful wife, Beth Anne, and two beautiful children. After serving as a field medic in Viet Nam, and with the encouragement of Beth Anne’s uncle Roy, Rob joined the police force in their home town of Pikeville. Pikeville was the perfect place to live, raise a family and serve on the police force. It was small, quiet and virtually crime free. Then all hell broke out when Rob was cruising in his restored Mustang and was passed by a vehicle being chased by the a state trooper. As Rob joined in the chase and knew things were kicking up a notch when he saw the gun being fired out the window at the trooper’s car.
What turned out to be one of the biggest drug busts in the small town’s history also turned out to be one of the biggest nightmares in Rob’s history. What he would end up facing was far worse than anything he had ever faced while serving in Nam. Why? Because it was happening to his own family, mainly Beth Anne.
In My Life, For Her, Rob, along with his best friend Tex, is taken back into the jungles to defend what is his. The two attempt to accomplish a feat that the government had failed in doing. This becomes a time that all of their Viet Nam training kick back in with hopes that they will escape with their lives as well as the lives of others. My Life, For Her was a book that kept me turning the pages and cheering for a miracle.