"I didn't make a conscious choice to fall in love with and marry a soldier. I fell in love with a man who happens to be a soldier. It wasn't about the uniform (which he looks incredibly sexy in), or the money (as anyone who actually lives off a military income will tell you), or anything else. It was about me finding the man that I'm meant to spend my life with, and not wanting to pass up our chance together simply because of bad timing. When he joined the Army, he didn't know we were going to find each other again and fall in love. He had no idea he was going to be torn between his duty to the Army and his love for me."
When Jenn reconnected with her high school sweetheart over a decade after they'd first dated, she never fathomed that she would wind up the wife of a deployed soldier in less than a year's time. But that's exactly what happened. Just two months after their fairytale wedding, which came on the heels of a whirlwind romance, Jenn's husband, Dax, was sent to Iraq for a one year deployment, leaving her, the four young boys they had between them, and their entire future together on hold.
In an effort to calm her racing thoughts the day Dax left for Iraq, Jenn sat down at the computer and started writing, resolving to keep a daily deployment diary for herself, her husband, and their family. The story she wound up telling was one she never could have imagined.
One Army Wife's Tale is a no-holds-barred look into the life of one of our nation's heroes, as seen through the eyes of the wife he left behind when he deployed. Told through the daily excerpts of the highly popular blog that gave birth to the memoir, Jenn takes you through the highs and lows of Army life; the joy and the sadness, the laughter and the tears, the pride and the heartbreak; from day one of her husband’s deployment to the tragic twist no one saw coming. Through it all, she maintains her sense of humor, brutal honesty, strength, and above all else, the hope that her fractured fairytale will indeed have a happy ending.
- Jenn Carpenter, July 2012
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