Yesterday the hubby cam home after work and in his hand he had a package for me. It was a book called “Mrs. Lieutenant” by Phyllis Zimbler Miller and it was sent to me to read and review on my blog here. I am so excited because this is my first experience with receiving a book directly from the author (thanks to a referral by Books On The Brain) for review on my blog. I believe Miller is also doing a virtual book tour this month and will be visiting us here at Planet Books in the form of a guest author post.
“Mrs. Lieutenant” is a novel about four Army Lieutenant wives in the spring of 1970. “…four newly married young women come together at Ft. Knox, Kentucky, when their husbands go on active duty as officers in the U.S. Army. Different as these four women are, they have one thing in common: Their overwhelming fear that, right after these nine weeks of training, their husbands could be shipped out to Vietnam – and they could become war widows…”
“…Read MRS. LIEUTENANT to discover what happens as these women overcome their prejudices, reveal their darkest secrets, and are initiated into their new lives as army officers’ wives during the turbulent Vietnam War…”
I am looking forward to starting this book as soon as I am done writing this post. I did do some searching around and found this interview with Phyllis Zimbler Miller on Blog Talk Radio as well as the author website and her blog. This novel was also a semi-finalist for Amazon’s “Breakthrough Novel Award”.
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The premise of the book sounds very similar to the show Army Wives. It also seems like something to which you will relate.
Oh, good! Glad to hear it arrived. I hope it’s a good one.
I just noticed that Jill (softdrink) reviewed it- check it out (no spoilers)
I’m glad you’re excited about reviewing the book for Planet Books! And, yes, I loved Jill’s review — and for one moment I thought there was going to be a spoiler, but she didn’t spill the beans.
The tv show ARMY WIVES is based on Tanya Biank’s nonfiction book of the same name. Although mine is based on my actual experiences, I wrote a novel to both protect identities and to dramatize some parts of the story.
Did anyone watch the season 2 premiere of the show on Sunday? I posted a very short review (because I didn’t want to spill the beans either) on my blog. And I’m partnering with YourMilitary.com for a military spouse contest in connection with season 2 of the Lifetime tv series. (Contest rules for all military spouses at http://www.yourmilitary.com.)
How exciting! Phyllis sent me over here…Karen, send me your email address, will you please? My email address is thewriterslife(at)yahoo.com. What a nice pre-buzz!
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