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You Are Not Alone: Encouragement for the Heart of a Military Spouse Paperback – May 17, 2016
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About the Author
Jen McDonald has been "married to the military" for 25+ years, and is the mother of four, including one son in the military. She and her Air Force husband have been stationed all around the world from Europe to the Pacific and won't count how many houses they've lived in because that would be too depressing.
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How many of you reading this love to read romances? How many of you are into reading those which happen to fall under the sub-genre of military romances? How many love fantasizing about being in the shoes of the female protagonists in these stories, longing to be in the arms of the man in uniform in these stories and the HEA you’ve always desired to have with a guy who’s considered to be a hero in another person’s eyes other than your own.
While these stories are wonderful to read, there’s a reality which is seldom, or better yet, never gone into. In this book Jen McDonald takes you from the realm of romance books and fiction into the real world; the real world of which she’s a part of for over 25 years.
The blunt reality is not like in a romance novel where you’re marrying the guy you love, you’re also marrying all his comrades in the service he’s enlisted in along with a new way of life you probably didn’t foresee or had imagined.
You’ve probably just wanted to settle down, own a home and raise a family; but once you’ve become a military family you go where they want you to go and when they want you to go. And even though you might remain stationary in one place, your dear other half might be deployed to G-d where with the dreadful possibility he might never return alive.
Ms. McDonald in her book has aptly described how she’s managed to sustain herself and her family through the years she’s been an obedient military spouse. With the addition of biblical quotations and her own triumphs, the author tries to elicit her readers to remind themselves that military spouses are not alone in their journeys.
While this book’s target audience seems to be military spouses, this book proves to be quite beneficial to all those who have friend that have a military spouse. This book is not only beneficial to any woman who has a military husband, it also should prove to be beneficial to any guy who has a military wife.
Given the extremely worthwhile intention of this book, how can I not give it or its author 5 STARS.
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Years of first-hand experience solidifies a genuine connection to spouses of all ages.Read more