Monday, July 2, 2012

Book Review: The Soldiers Wife


What Happens When Love and Duty Collide?  Dan Riley is a Major in the British Army.

 After a six-month tour of duty in Afghanistan, he is coming home to the wife and young daughters he adores. He’s up for promotion and his ex-Army grandfather and father couldn’t be prouder. The Rileys are united in support of Dan’s passion for his career. But are they really? His wife, Alexa, has been offered a good teaching job she can’t take because the Army may move the family at any time. Her daughter Isabel hates her boarding school—the only good educational option for Army families—and starts running away. And Dan spends all his time on the base, unable to break the strong bonds forged with his friends in battle. Soon everyone who knows the Rileys is trying to help them save their marriage, but it’s up to Alexa to decide if she can sacrifice her needs and those of her family to support Dan’s commitment to his work.

With her trademark intelligence and grace, Joanna Trollope illuminates the complexities of modern life in this story of a family striving to balance duty and ambition.

I know people who's spouses have been in Afghanistan and my brother will be there in September, so I was able to associate with many of the feelings in this book, but on the flip side I didn't feel as though the day to day issues were much different than any of us face.

While this book was not outstanding for me, I can't say I didn't like it, just nothing spectacular, and I'm not going to write off author, Joanna Trollope just yet since this is the first book of hers that I have read.

Paperback & ebook
Price: $15.00 paperback, $9.99 ebook
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN paperback: 9781451672510
ISBN ebook: 9781451672527
Pages: 320
Release: June 2012

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*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from Tribute Books.


1 comment:

  1. Lauri, thanks for reviewing Joanna's book, and I wish your brother nothing but the best during his deployment.


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