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Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife: Not Just Surviving But Thriving by Barbara McNally


June 23, 2017


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Jeri’s Book Attic




Title :              Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife: Not Just Surviving But Thriving 

Author :           Barbara McNally

Series :            n/a

Release date :   October 15th 2016

Rating :           4 Stars



Blurb : Imagine sending your spouse to war with a heavy heart, then receiving a life-shattering phone call telling you he’s been badly injured. Your beloved returns to your arms, but changed, broken, angry, conflicted, and in need of around-the-clock care.


What do you do?Meet the women who drew upon their inner resilience and prevailed. Their vivid personal accounts provide inspiration to those who face daunting challenges, and offer a path forward.


Each one of these brave, strong military spouses shares her personal tale of reuniting, recovering, and rebuilding with her catastrophically wounded warrior.Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife offers an intimate look into the chaotic and demanding lives of military spouses as they adjust to living with injured combat veterans.


These women are thrust into caretaker roles for service members who return home with amputated limbs, brain injuries, burns, and disabilities, with virtually no support or training. Posttraumatic stress tears their families apart, and they must wrestle with huge, imposing questions: Does he still love me?


Must I sacrifice my career forever? How will this affect my kids, my sex life, my happiness?


Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife reveals the innermost thoughts of women who faced these challenges and prevailed–to not just survive, but thrive.


Review : After reading tons of more or less romantic novels about wounded soldiers I came across Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife: Not Just Surviving But Thriving by McNally, Barbara.


Yeah I know – you wonder .. this is not a fictional story and I usually do not read “real life” books like that – but I felt after reading all those made up stories it was time to know more about the reality that many military families are confronted with.


Within the pages or this book you will find the cold and hard truths that novels can not transfer to their readers. But it is not a depressing book, do not misunderstand me, in fact I think it might help people that are faced with those challenges in their real life.


It shows the harsh realities but it also shows people that they are not alone out there, others are dealing with the same issues having the same problems to cope with situations.


I feel after reading this book I have more knowledge about the real life dealings for sure and my heart goes out to all of those out there that risk their life’s on daily bases for the safety of their own families as well as the rest of the world.


And I would like to thank all the families that contributed their experiences to create this book, sharing such personal details had to be hard and I hope that their sacrifices will be a help to others.


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