Title: Army Wife
Author: Vicki Cody
Release Date: August 16, 2016
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: From the last days of the Vietnam War to the present-day war on terrorism, this story is a moving and poignant tribute to love, marriage, family, and the men and women who serve this nation. In describing her thirty-three-year journey as an Army wife, Cody gives an in-depth look at what it takes to keep a marriage strong, raise a family--oftentimes as a single parent--create a home, and face separations and loneliness amid the uncertainty and stresses that are so much a part of Army life. Over the years, Cody learns to embrace the uniqueness of her circumstances, and she finds joy, self-fulfillment, and pride in her role. But when both her sons follow in their dad's footsteps, becoming Army Aviators and flying Apache helicopters in combat zones in Afghanistan and Iraq, Cody faces her greatest challenges as a mother and again, must balance the needs of her family with her husband's position. Full of humor and honesty, Army Wife brings the reader into Cody's private life in a very personal way, and in doing so opens the lens for a broader view of world events.
My Review: I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I generally avoid military related books but this one was focused on the life of an army wife and mother and I found her voice to be refreshingly honest about the experience. I have no experience with family in the military and I felt like Cody did a great job portraying what that was like for her, and for other wives and mothers. Her strength and resilience really come through in the book. If you are interested in how the
*I received this book from Booksparks in exchange for an honest review*