Earlier this year I read and reviewed Mrs. Lieutenant by Phyllis Zimbler Miller. Phyllis has a blog that you can find HERE. She has done a great job with her blog and I enjoy catching up with what Phyllis is up to through her posts.
This week, one of my best friends, Dr. Summer Watson was asked by Phyllis to write a guest post about her experiences as a military spouse. Summer’s wonderful hubby is a Chief Warrant Officer (CWO-2) in the U.S. Marine Corps and they are now stationed back stateside. We met while they were stationed here in Okinawa for the last three years. Summer has written an interesting post about her view and experiences as a military spouse. You can read Part 1 HERE and Part 2 HERE. My review of Mrs. Lieutenant can be checked out HERE.
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”.