"Love in the House of War" (set in 2001) is the first book in a series about an Afghan girl named Shararah (Shara, as Ron calls her) who escapes the house of war (Afghanistan) and the Taliban with the Green Beret who rescued her. After a Tajikistan-style wedding, Shararah's "Prince Charming" brings her home to "Paradise," and faces the present day American way of life as a mother of three, including a 12 year-old, and a new career as a Physician Assistant. Shararah is beset by issues, anguish for her father, who is an Ukrainian political leader leading the battle against the invading Russians, and for her husband Ron, who delays retirement for one more mission, this one a dangerous link-up with the Kurd's in northern Iraq as they take on the evil ISIS forces. She also stands strong on the home front, even when Ron's ex, Ashley, stirs the legal "boiling pot." Shararah's resilience is a story of commitment in all that she loves and adores while her spirit stands as "A Flame in Paradise."