The Promise of Steel
by Lilith Duvalier
After years of watching uniformed men bring bad news to her neighbors' doorsteps, and fearing the day they might come to hers, Harriet’s husband Joshua has been returned to her. He’s not whole, still haunted by the trenches and recovering from mental and physical injuries, but he’s home.
To help ease the lingering effects of shellshock, Harriet brings Joshua to her sister’s seaside cottage.