A Missing Peace by Beth Fred

18176685A turbulent, emotionally charged YA novel that breaks down barriers and challenges the status quo…

Angry, seventeen-year-old Iraqi war refugee Mirriam Yohanna hates her new life in Killeen, Texas, where the main attraction is a military base, populated with spoiled army brats like Caleb Miller.

Caleb has much to be angry about too, including Mirriam who turns him down flat in front of everyone. Eager for retribution, Caleb agrees to a dare that will see him take Mirriam to the prom and regain his pride.

But their relationship soon moves beyond high school antics. Mirriam and Caleb are bound together by more than location, and as they are forced to work closely together on a school assignment, they start to uncover an explosive story that has the potential to ruin lives — and both of their futures. One single truth changes everything and strengthens their bond.

When Mirriam’s family discovers their relationship, they decide it’s time to arrange her marriage to a proper Iraqi man. Caleb must convince Mirriam that he is in it for forever — or risk losing her for good.

 

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Caleb and Mirriam are both damaged characters. They have things that they are angry about, and it causes their interactions to be heated at first. But they wind up together on numerous occasions and neither can deny the feelings between them. There’s a huge twist that brings them together and threatens to destroy them at the same time, but I’m not going to ruin the book for anyone by saying what that twist is. Let’s just say that the tension gets insanely high and you’ll be turning the pages to find out what happens next.

I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy of this book and even to provide Beth with a blurb. Here’s what I said:

More than just high school drama—A Missing Peace blends romance and military conflict in an emotional story that will have you tearing through the pages. ~Ashelyn Drake, author of the Campus Crush series.

A big thanks to Beth for letting me read and blurb the book! And seriously, go pick up a copy of this one.

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