One Army Wife's Tale

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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 to Iraq. Told through the daily excerpts of the highly popular blog that gave birth to the memoir, Jenn takes you through the highs and lows of Army life; from day one of her husband's deployment to the tragic twist no one saw coming. More

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Words: 90,640
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476013039
About Jenn Carpenter

Jenn Carpenter has always believed that a good story writes itself. Urged into writing by her own speeding thoughts as a child, Jenn put her 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 in 2011, inspired by the beautiful tragedy of sending a loved one off to war. In addition to creating the One Army Wife's Tale blog that preceded the book, Jenn wrote for the Fort Hood Army Wives website and now contributes regularly to the Army Wife Network’s “Loving a Soldier” blog.

With four sons between the ages of 5 and 14, family is first for the Carpenters. When she’s not working her day job, writing, or playing chauffeur to the boys due to their many extra-curricular activities, Jenn is quenching her newfound thirst for all things antique and funky, placing her ever-stylish twist on all her new-found treasures.

Her first-hand account of life as the wife of a deployed soldier, One Army Wife's Tale is Jenn's first published work. Hardwood Floors is her first novel.

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Review by: Cheryl Leek on Aug. 19, 2012 :
I loved the book! It really showed how trying it is to live as a military family. It's intense, but also shows bits of humor. After reading her account I have a whole new respect for military families. I highly recommend this book.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Katrina Hofstetter on Aug. 15, 2012 :
I was lucky enough to have followed many of Jenn's blogs from the day that Dax left. From her very first post, I realized what a great writer she is. She has this way of writing that makes you feel like she is right there with you telling her story in person. The emotion just jumps right off the page. At first, I had a hard time understanding the complexity of her situation. I had no clue what it was like to be part of a military family. But Jenn found the perfect way to draw in her readers, creating her own little family of followers, and show them what it's truly like to me an Army Wife. This was a great book to read and I would highly recommend it. Keep writing Jenn!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: heather smith on Aug. 03, 2012 :
When i found out an old friend of mine was writing a book I knew it would be amazing, and I knew this because it was written by a very talented woman! I'm not gonna lie, I'm definitily more of a t.v. watcher then a reader. I spend most nights catching up on reality t.v., but when One Army Wifes tale became available for purchase I immidiately bought it and began reading. This book became my new "reality t.v." every night until I couldn't stay awake any more. There were so many times I wanted to hit the "LIKE" button as I indulged myself into this story of an army wifes second to second, minute for minute, hour by hour, and day to day struggle to lead a productive life even tho her husband was so far away and was in danger every day of his life. I will never know what it is like to be an "Army Wife", but because of this book Im starting to understand that it takes a strong woman to fill those shoes. It was perfectly written, and as amazing as I knew it would be! Loved, loved, loved it!!!!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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