As part of The Magic of Memoir Blog Tour, Part 1, I read Army Wife: A Story of Love and Family in the Heart of the Army by Vicki Cody, but forgot to tell you all about the book so here it is – better late than never, right?
This is a great book written by author and wife, Vicki Cody. She’s the wife of retired four-star Army General and former assistant Chief of Staff of the Army, Dick Cody. This story is a moving and poignant tribute to love, marriage, family, and the men and women who serve this nation.
In Amy Wife, Vicki Cody tells their story from when they first met, his years at West Point, the next 33 years of service to our country. She gives readers an in-depth look at their efforts and results of keeping their marriage strong, raising a family, creating a home and dealing with the life of the Army’s forced separations and stresses
The author shares her struggle when her sons choose to follow in their father’s footsteps. She is faced with the real challenge of a mother and wife, trying to balance the needs of her family with the position of her husband, Dick. She shares the very true and authentic version of what it’s like to be a real army wife, when the family moves multiple times, being a single parent at times when her husband was at war. Readers learn about the ups and downs and the fears associated with the challenges of living the military life.
About the Author:
Vicki Cody grew up in Burlington, Vermont and graduated from the University of Vermont with a BS degree in education in 1975. For the next thirty-three years she was an Army wife, supporting her husband in his career. While raising their two sons and moving all over the United States and overseas, she served as a coach and mentor for other Army spouses, and as an advocate for Army families. Her first book, Your Soldier, Your Army: A Parents’ Guide was published by the Association of the United States Army in 2005. Her articles have appeared in numerous military magazines and publications. This is her first memoir. She and her husband of forty years live in the Washington, DC area.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for this post from BookSparks, as part of The Magic of Memoir Blog Tour!!