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Dec 14, 2023

Books That Make You Step into the Shoes of a PTSD Soldier

After over half a decade of military service that’s left him traumatized, Christian returns home and struggles with civilian life, and to readjust to the normalcy of his family ranch. Such is the premise of 48 Hours to Home, by CJ Ives Lopez.

Men and women in the armed forces often face incredible burdens when returning from service. We’ve heard about the impact of PTSD, the shock of segueing from a regimented life to one of relative freedom, and how difficult it can be for these brave men and women to find the support they need as they readjust.

A best-selling, multiple award-winning author across various genres—including heartwarming children's stories under her pen name Auntie Nann—CJ Ives is also a decorated Air Force veteran. With a loyal canine companion by her side, CJ's journey represents the transformative power of pursuing dreams.

Real personal experiences inspired the co-authored 48 Hours to Home.

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