Emily held the faded photograph of the officer and his family, pressing it against her lips and touching the soldier's face over and over again. She took it out of its frame and folded it over, hiding his wife and children, then gazed at this stranger: Who are you? Why do you haunt my dreams? Why do I want you so? The Officer's House is the story of two young army wives, two very different Americas, and the man they both love. In 2009, Emily's marriage is falling apart. When her husband leaves for Afghanistan, she takes a job in History House Museum at Fort Hancock in Sandy Hook, New Jersey; and Betty in 1945, an officer's wife who lives with her family at Fort Hancock and who becomes more and more distressed as WWII draws to a close. It's the story of History House and what happens out on the desolate end of Sandy Hook.