Posted: November 16, 2009
Sisters of Valor is a truly amazing book of the Military Wife sisterhood. It doesn’t matter if you are a former spouse, current spouse, or what year you were a military spouse; you will find yourself captivated by the stories of these four women who had to say good-bye to their husbands as they went off to the Vietnam War.
As a military wife 35 years after the Vietnam War ended, I found myself relating to every detail of these women’s lives, as they learned to cope with learning how to deal with things on their own. Kids, house, bills, sadness, lonely nights, holidays, and everything in between.
I myself have always wondered what it would have been like to be a military spouse in the past. I always assumed it would have been so much different from being a military spouse in today’s world, but it’s not. They faced the same fears, the same obstacles. Nothing has changed but time and how spouses treat each other.
It was amazing to read the true sisterhood these women felt back then. How the lifted each other up and supported one another. It’s unfortunate that during this day and age the opposite is true. I hope that the “newer” wives will read this book to see what the sisterhood is truly supposed to be about! We need to be lifting each other up NOT tearing each other down.
This is a MUST read for any military spouse whether past or present. You will not be able to put this book down and, you may as I did, also find comfort in knowing you are never alone.
From the Back Cover of Sisters of Valor
SISTERS of VALOR reveals feelings and situations with which every service wife can identify. The women grapple with what the Vietnam War meant to us as a country and to them personally.
“This book evokes poignant memories. ‘They also serve who only stand and wait’ these words from the 17th century English writer, John Milton, describe our lives as military wives. Our silent service to our country resonates through the years.” – Alma Powell, wife of General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), former Secretary of State.
About the author:
Award-winning author, Rosalie T. Turner, has been writing for over 28 years. Rosalie was a service wife during the Vietnam War; her husband, Frank Kile, was a USMC Captain. Her brother, John, was a USMC 1st Lt. who also served in Vietnam. Rosalie and Frank Kile are the proud parents of two sons, Kile and Joel. Kile is an attorney, who with his wife Sara, have 5 children. Joel served as a USMCR Lance Corporal in Iraq; Joel and his wife Sara now reside in North Carolina. Rosalie and Frank Kile currently divide their time between Angel Fire, New Mexico and Birmingham, Alabama.
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