DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
After a near-death experience in Syria, Lance Corporal Ethan Raye barely makes it home alive. The severely wounded marine must rely on his fiancée, Charlotte, and the assistance of a health care provider named Valerie. The military veteran finds himself struggling to reclaim more than control over his disability, family secrets, and the craziness he never imagined he would face when he left the battlefield only to find a war brewing at home.
A series of family tragedies forces Valerie to drop out of college, return home, and help her family members who have fallen on hard times. Taking a job as a health care worker provides her with a measure of hope as she struggles to save the legacy her parents sacrificed and suffered their entire lives to secure.
When Valerie accepts a position caring for Ethan, will they see a return from the many sacrifices they have made in the name of their loved ones, or will they find themselves broken beyond repair by people who receive everything yet have nothing to give in return?