My husband and I are part of the generation who lived through the Viet Nam conflict. Wayne lost one of his best friends in a helicopter crash in a field in southeast Asia. I saw my classmates leave for that part of the world and return mentally scarred, addicted to drugs or alcohol. Friends and relatives suffered from post-traumatic mental disorders that went undiagnosed as it wasn't as readily recognized then as it is now.
Perhaps this explains why a number of my stories through the years deal with some aspect of the war and its effects on my generation and the generation that followed. Our country owes a huge debt to our military and for the sacrifices they have made for the liberties we enjoy. I don't mean to stand on a soap box here but I want to explain why my books so often involve those in the armed forces. It is one small way I have of thanking those who are on the front lines of our freedom. In this second half of this two part episode, we see some of the effects the Viet Nam war had on Bob and Peggy Beldon as they reach out to help Luke. This is truly powerful television and Cedar Cove at its best. For more from Debbie, visit