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The Officer's Wife
     

The Officer's Wife

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by Adrienne Ruvalcaba
 

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Rebecca Graves tries to make sense of her harsh work environment and embrace the role of counselor to some of the most troubled teenage girls in the country. Rebecca isn't the type of person who can settle into position as a mediocre cog in a machine. She knows she can do more with her life, and she sets out to prove it. During this journey of self-discovery she

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Rebecca Graves tries to make sense of her harsh work environment and embrace the role of counselor to some of the most troubled teenage girls in the country. Rebecca isn't the type of person who can settle into position as a mediocre cog in a machine. She knows she can do more with her life, and she sets out to prove it. During this journey of self-discovery she learns a great deal, including the dark secret that has shadowed her relationship with her mother for most of her life. She refuses to let this powerful secret shatter her world, but can she handle all of the challenges that soon come her way?

Norman Gregory's beautiful but vicious ex-wife almost shattered his faith in women. He spends his days serving as a Major in the Army and his nights as a lonely single parent, until he comes across Rebecca. On one of his isolated early morning runs, their paths cross and their destinies entwine in a story of love, friendship, courage, strength, and forgiveness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780985467203
Publisher:
Indigo Plume Publishing Company, The
Publication date:
04/30/2012
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

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The Officer's Wife 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book,can not wait to read the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good characters,maybe a bit of melodrama,but very good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was one of the best books I have read in a long time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the development of the characters throughout the story. Being an army wife myself, that connection was really heart-felt especially when Rebecca had her nightmare. It was a very emotional story, and, even though it was dramatic, knowing there are girls going through those same types of experiences makes the story more real.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first half of the book was fairly decent, but after a while all the drama got to be a bit much. Plus for such a long novel there were too many unexplored areas and relationships. For instance Norman's children just occassionally popped in and out like infrequent afterthoughts rather than an integral part of his and Rebecca's lives. Wealthy grandparents just appear out of nowhere at the of the book. In addition the second half held too many unbelievable plot lines especially revolving around the lack of communication between the h/h on pretty big issues and aspects of their lives and the ridiculous sums of money that were tossed around from the size of the college fund Cece had managed to put aside on a baker's salary to the size of Norm's trust fund and how it came to be. Bottom line it started off well but midway through completely derailed via too many overly dramatic and unbelievable plot lines and scenarios.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an exceptional book! It really picked up after chapter 10, and I couldn't put it down past that point. When will the next one be out?? I noticed an earlier comment about military promotions (regarding Norman going from a sergeant to an officer during his military career), and I just wanted to say that it is actually possible for an enlisted soldier to become an officer (either a warrant officer or a commissioned officer) at a later point in their military career. It is call the Green to Gold program, and I personally know several people who have done it. My best friend enlisted as a private (we actually went through training together), and she will be promoted to Captain soon. Also, I am familiar with the Army's promotion regulations because I used to work as an administrative clerk. I handled personnel actions, such as promotions, at the company and battalion level while I was in the army. It takes a lot of paperwork, and recommendations from the higher-ups, but an enlisted soldier can go to Officer Candidate School and become a commissioned officer if they are an excellent soldier. Just thought it would be helpful to clear that up. I really enjoyed this book! ******Spoiler alert......................... My favorite part was when Rebecca finally stood up for herself and told off her jerky coworker Miss Parker. There were a few too many intimate scenes for me though...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was very interesting and very well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have just finished reading both Rebecca's and Cece's stories .  Even though they are fictional characters, these women are a testament to good, strong, capable women everywhere.  Thank you for sharing their stories . 
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Free
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldnt put the book down!! I think this book tops the list as one of my favorites. I am waiting on the next book The Prostitute's Daughter. Hurry Adrienne!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I passed this book by a dozen times, the cover didn't appeal to me, nor did the book description. The storyline was good, I just really wanted Norman to be more involved with his kids, especially with how flaky his ex was. And honestly, Norman? There are a gazillion cooler, more heroic names that would have better fit the image I had of him. I didn't really like how dishonest they were with each other throughout the story, regardless of the reasons.
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Cant wait to read the next book!
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hzleyes52 More than 1 year ago
i love it. i wish more books was like that. it keep be going
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too much drama....i hate heroines that think so poorly of themselves. Rebecca lacked confidence in herself pretty much the entire book. I kept thunking it was going to get better...too many plots to dig deep. It is almost 600 pages long but still didnt capture whatbit needed to capture.
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Great read. Very detailed and in depth. I enjoyed reading. Amazing that it was free.
kaz1 More than 1 year ago
Very nice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the book. The story line was great and the characters were interesting. I could not put it down. It was a really different take on ordinary romance novels. Read this book it is fantastic!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story and plot r well thought out. The army ranking needed to be explored better. A sargent doesn't become a high ranking officer. However abook to read again. Where is the next book?