''A sweeping, poignant tale of love, war, and the pain of political disenchantment.'' KIrkus Review. On the last weekend in May, 2003, Tomas Jorgensen and Sunny Adler celebrate their respective graduations from the US Military Academy and Vassar. Just a week later, they're celebrating their marriage at West Point's Jewish Chapel. Full of joy and great expectations, they begin their lives together, he as a second lieutenant at Fort Drum and she as a teacher at a school serving military families. But before their first anniversary, they're tested in ways they never could have anticipated, as Tomas is deployed to fight in America's war on terror. Engagement's story of shattered illusions, courage and love provides a bridge between those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and the civilians they vowed to defend.