One Army Wife's Tale is a no-holds-barred look into the life of one of our nation's heroes, as seen through the eyes of the wife he left behind when he deployed. Told through the daily excerpts of the highly popular blog that gave birth to the memoir, Jenn Carpenter takes you through the highs and lows of Army life; the joy and the sadness, the laughter and the tears, the pride and the heartbreak; from day one of her husband's deployment to the tragic twist no one saw coming. Through it all, she maintains her sense of humor, brutal honesty, strength, and above all else, the hope that her fractured fairytale will indeed have a happy ending.
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About the Author
Jenn Carpenter is an author and freelance writer who lives in Grand Ledge, Michigan with her husband and their four sons. Urged into writing by her wild imagination as a child, Jenn put her award winning writing career on hold for over a decade to raise a family. She blew the dust off her keyboard the day her husband deployed to Iraq, inspired to start writing again by the beautiful tragedy of sending a loved one off to war. Jenn's memoir One Army Wife's Tale is her first published work. Hardwood Floors is her first novel.
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One Army Wife's Tale based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This book was wonderful, from page one I was hooked. I love the entire story... like a fairytale but the TRUE fairytale, not just what appears on the surface. This book has helped me a lot although I'm not an Army Wife, I am an Oilfield Wife..... which is like a mini Army wife. We go through periods of time where our Husbands are gone with hardly any contact and we worry about them constantly just like an Army Wife and throughout the entire book I couldn't help but compare myself to her. She's an amazing Women. I love how even though she missed her Husband with every nerve in her body she still decided to go back to her Kids and I love that she was willing to go through any length to be a great Wife and Mother to her Kids. Glad I read it and I would recommended it to anyone who is an Army Wife, Oilfield Wife, or just loves a good loves a good love story without all the mushiness.
My favorite part of this book was the "one thing you should know" section and more specifically the first paragraph! She admits that being an army wife isnt for her. I truely hope that her husband got out after his contract was up. In all honesty it isnt for everyone, it takes a special kind of person to be an military wife; someone with a specific set of qualities, and the author admits to not really being qualified. I know that some wives count the days until their hubby is released from contractual obligation... I find it offensive when that same wife will wear hooah swag. Being a brat turned wife, I may be a little less sympathetic when wives have such a hard time dealing with deployment. Perhaps I'm less sympathetic when a wife talks to her deployed husband several times a day, and is spending 80% of the book complaining! Hundreds of thousands spouses have dealt with deployments minus technology! Hell, many that are currently deployed do not have access to tell their spouse "a dozen times" a day that they love/ miss each other. Every person is entitled to their feelings and to express them, however, I think the author created a pity party for herself. I'm so disappointed that I paid money to attend that party! At least a dozen times throughout this book I wanted to shake this woman.