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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.
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 25 days after purchase)
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 24 days after purchase)
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 15 days after purchase)