The Wounded Warrior's Wife

The Wounded Warrior's Wife


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Battles Raging Within Are Those You Must Fight to Win WHITLEIGH CROMWELL dreamt of a happily ever after with her newlywed soldier husband. COLLIER CROMWELL loved God, his wife, and his country, though military life exacted a demanding toll. An unexpected deployment during the height of war sends Collier away for yet another year. Their lives tumble down a path marked with struggle, and fatalities.Burdened with unseen emotional wounds and crippled faith, Collier's homecoming only increases their trials. The angry, defeated hermit at Whitleigh's side barely resembles the loving, faithful hero she married two years earlier. Concerned about possible career repercussions, admitting his need for help proves difficult for Collier and his behavior worsens. Angry outbursts - and his cold, callous nature - isn't all that provokes Whitleigh to pack her bags. Collier seeks solace for his private suffering in the worst possible place leaving Whitleigh to walk away from shattered pieces of broken trust.Will Collier seek the healing he desperately needs in time to save their marriage, or is it over? Are there wounds too deep, marriages too broken, and lives so far gone they fall beyond even God's ability to restore?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939603586
Publisher: Olivia Kimbrell Press
Publication date: 09/08/2014
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Hannah Conway, a Kentucky native, Army Wife, Stay at Home Mother of two, and Speaker, lives in Clarksville, TN near Fort Campbell, KY where she and her family are currently stationed.

Hannah holds a BA in History from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, is an active member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and My Book Therapy.

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The Wounded Warrior's Wife 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
pautoyoung More than 1 year ago
The Wounded Warrior's Wife by Hannah Conway is a touching novel on pain, mistakes, grace, and redemption. Whitleigh and Collier Cromwell have been married a year. Collier is in the army and has been deployed to South Korea for almost a year. Whitleigh is living in army based housing while perusing her degree in education to become a teacher. Collier calls to inform her that he will be home soon on leave but only for two weeks. He must then be deployed to fight the war in Iraq. Whitleigh is devastated. Being very private, she has made few friends and now her husband will be gone for another year! Their time together is wonderful, and several weeks later, Whitleigh finds out she is expecting a child. Now, not only is she alone, but she must go thru the pregnancy alone. The nosey neighbor across the street befriends her and life goes on, until she finds out that her baby will be born with a birth defect in his heart. The recommendation from the doctor is to forego surgery and let her baby die naturally. How can Whitleigh make that decision?! On top of this, Collier, being home on emergency leave, knowing it is the only way to pay his son's medical expenses, goes back into the military. How will this affect their marriage? Time will only tell. This book kept my attention from he beginning, and I recommend it highly. I received a copy from the author and publisher of The Book Club Network in exchange for an honest review.
LanguageTCH More than 1 year ago
The Wounded Warrior’s Wife written by Hannah Conway is an amazingly realistic and engaging novel about the daily struggles and family conflicts that military families experience, especially those who have someone deployed to a combat zone. Whitley Cromwell is a young, newlywed wife who dreams of finishing her teaching degree and living a happy, contented life with her military husband. However, duty and service intervene. Collier is committed to service to his country and sees the military career as financial security for his family. Deployment during the height of war demands more from him than he ever imagined and stress takes a toll on him. Each faces changes to their dreams and emotional battles. When Collier returns to his wife and, now, infant son, he is a changed man—one whom Whitley has trouble relating to and understanding. He cannot admit his need for help in coping with all that he has undergone. Without honest communication and the ability to see the other’s viewpoint, their relationship is broken. But is it too broken and too late to restore what they once had? I recommend this very enjoyable, yet thought-provoking book. I received this book through TBCN in exchange for an honest review.
Cheri5 More than 1 year ago
I read The Wounded Warrior’s Wife by Hannah Conway. What a wonderful book. So true to life, at least what I would imagine and have been told by others in that situation. Great book - kept me turning the pages and wanting to see how it ended. I loved how she wrote true to life and didn’t try to make it a fairy tale ending but yet still offered God’s hope at the end. Great book - I hope there is another in the series. Thoroughly enjoyed - referring to my friends as it’s a great read! I received this book for free from The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review.
Becky5 More than 1 year ago
The Cost of "Tour of Duty:" Every Civilian Should Read... Wow! What an eye-opener for your average civilian!! Collier and Whitleigh Cromwell have been married for little over a year when Collier is deployed to Iraq in the midst of war. Collier sees buddies maimed or killed, and learns to kill before he is killed. As each tragedy compounds upon senseless tragedy, he loses his faith in God. Whitleigh is fighting her own battles. Alone and expecting on the army base, she learns to be independent and fend for herself. When Collier finally returns home, the loving marriage they once had is in shambles from bad choices. The strain of living such different lives threatens to pull their marriage apart. First of all, before reading this tale,have plenty of kleenex handy. I couldn't read this book in one setting, because I cried so much. The characters are believable and have problems you would expect to see in these situations, and then some! I evolved from liking one character,to nearly hating her, along with Whitleigh, then trying to learn to forgive. I ended up loving nosey, crazy Mrs.Ryan. And little Emma. What a sweetie! This is a story of people forced to make life's hardest sacrifices, and the terror, hardships, love, floundering, and forgiveness based on faith that ensues. A novel for every civilian to read,to increase one's understanding of those who sacrifice so much for us!! I gratefully received this book from in exchange for an honest review.
CarolJo More than 1 year ago
The Wounded Warrior's Wife will make you appreciate our military personnel and their spouses even more. Author Hannah Conway takes you inside a military marriage to experience the pain and frustrations of being the wife of a deployed soldier. Although the soldier husband is not physically wounded in battle, he is emotionally wounded but doesn't want to seek help. This book will give you new insights into military families. I highly recommend The Wounded Warrior's Wife especially at this Veteran's Day season. I received The Wounded Warrior's Wife from in exchange for my honest opinion.
MelissaF More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I have never read a book about a husband and wife dealing with the separation of war. Hannah did an amazing job showing the before of the relationship and the after. Wow. So powerful and so much more playing into this story then meets the eye. The between Whit and Collier is so strong in the beginning it’s hard to imagine anything horrible happening to ruin that. But war can do that. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a story about families involved in a war or a great story of restoration. A copy of this book was given to me through The Book Club Network Inc. in exchange for an honest review.
ksnapier475 More than 1 year ago
Whitleigh Cromwell was looking forward to her husband coming home from deployment. She was not foreseeing the changes that this would bring into her life. she had to deal with the return of her husband, the memories that he has of the war, and how to deal with forgiveness. There are also war wounds to help with, those that can and cannot be seen. Having a young husband and father in my family who serves in the military, I know from his wife and family the feelings that his deployment and his return brings to everyone in the family. This story is a touching one that I think all families, whether they have a member of the military in their family or not, should read this book and think of those that do serve. I was given this book by the author and by in exchange for my honest review.
RachsRamblings More than 1 year ago
Great read, real characters, the writer pulls you in. This book surprised me-pleasantly. The reader really takes the emotional roller coaster of the military husband and wife! I've always believed that those that marry military members sacrifice just as much, if not more, than the members themselves. This book takes the reader inside the home and life away from home of a military family. Collier has his own fears, wounds, and nightmares that affect everything in his life. Whitleigh starts out working so hard to create a wonderful home for Collier and be the perfect wife. However, as each faces their own fears and problems, they seem to pull away from eachother and close themselves off from speaking of their problems...until they can control it no longer. A story of forgiveness, admitting needing help, and two people who work hard to make their marriage work. This is a great read with so much reality in it. I highly recommend it!! I received this book through for my honest opinion which I have given.
BillieKay More than 1 year ago
Young married couple Whitley and Collier have just spent a year apart while he served in the Army in Korea when they learn that he is being sent to Iraq. They have two weeks to work on their bucket list before he deploys. And then, reality really sets in. This novel is a good look at Army life from both their perspectives. More stories about our dedicated military people need to be told. You will not want to put this down as you find out how the year in Iraq affects them individually and as a family. This is faith based novel without being preachy. I highly recommend this book. I received a copy from the author by way of The Book Club Network ( in exchange for an honest review.
dhiggins4 More than 1 year ago
Wow! This book had me hooked from the beginning and all the way through! I felt like I was living in the characters shoes. I almost felt like their story was my story! This was my first book written by Hannah Conway. I look forward to reading more by her! Collier and Whitleigh Cromwell are a happy, newlywed couple. He is in the Army. She is busy being the devoted Army wife. However, the stress of Army life starts to get to them. Then when an unexpected deployment comes at the worst possible time in their lives, this sends the couple over the edge. They both have to decide are they willing to give the other grace and forgiveness. This book really spoke to me. My husband and I went through a difficult time in our marriage last year, and I could resonate with so many things that Collier and Whitleigh faced in their marriage. I would definitely recommend this book to everyone especially couples. I received this book from bookfun for my honest opinion.