I was able to review the book, Now You Tell Me! 12 Army Wives Give the Best Advice They Never Got: Making a Living, Making a Life by Sheridan Scott (Author), B.K. Sherer (Author) and Donna Lyons.
It features all different kinds of Army wives, including the wife of Retired 4 Star General Peter Chiorelli as well as the wives of wounded veterans and isolated moms. It will be published on November 1, 2012.
This book is a great collection of stories from real Army Wives. From their experiences marrying a soldier to deployments to helping children through the Military life. There is a lot of great advice in this book from those who have been through all sorts of challenges with the Army. Each of the wives have a different background and different experience as an Army wife. I liked hearing the different perspectives. Some of the info they gave I could relate to and others I haven’t experienced myself but I know of others who have.
The book is broken down so each wife gets her own chapter. This makes it easy to read and I like that the first part of each chapter included a picture of the person telling the story.
Living as an Army wife can be a challenging experience for a lot of people. It helps to know we aren’t alone and hearing others and their stories helps make the journey a little easier.
There are also some charts in the back which can help you understand rank, size of the different units, abbreviations and even military time. This book would be an excellent gift for a new Army wife and even encouraging for a wife whose husband has been in a few years.
You can purchase the book on Amazon
* I was provided a free copy of the book to review.