RPM Rockin' in the Free World
Author: H. S. Means
Publisher: RPM Rockin in the Free World (2012)
Binding: Paperback, 315 pages
A phenomenal, but heartwrenching story of life's unpredictable path down an entirely different trail than originally planned. Author Heather Means had her goals mapped out, became a physical therapist, and stayed near home. Then she fell in love, moved everywhere, and married the charismatic and always positive Green Beret, Ryan Means. Nothing would ever be as envisioned again. I was fully moved as the Mean's love proved everlasting through enormous trials. Heather got Ryans call just before his Iraq tour was to end. She was eight months pregnant wih their second daughter ... the studies revealed an unseen enemy called cancer would take him fast. A monstrous tornado of dilemnas twisted through the Means family as they devoted their final days together. They weren't blown away. Heather Means honors Ryan Means. She powerfully writes how their love's treasures and unbearable pain were both constant companions in the Army but adds humor at just the right time. Romance, family, sacrifice, and loss are all artistically woven into a beautiful memoir blanket that covers the widowed author and her special operator husband, Ryan Means.
Reviewed by: Hodge Wood, (2013)