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New Book Shows Bond of Army Wives During the Turbulent Vietnam War Years


On the coattails of the new hit TV show, Army Wives, comes a blockbuster hit novel from Phyllis Zimbler Miller. MRS. LIEUTENANT is getting rave reviews and gives us our “army wives” fix when relaxing by the poolside or by the beach instead of the TV.

In the spring of 1970 – right after the Kent State National Guard shootings and President Nixon´s two-month incursion into Cambodia – 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.

Sharon is a Northern Jewish anti-war protester who fell in love with an ROTC cadet; Kim is a Southern Baptist whose husband is intensely jealous; Donna is a Puerto Rican who grew up in an enlisted man´s family; and Wendy is a Southern black whose parents have sheltered her from the brutal reality of racism in America.

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 period.

MRS. LIEUTENANT was a semi-finalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.

Phyllis is a former Mrs. Lieutenant and lives with her husband in Los Angeles. The co-author of the Jewish holiday book “Seasons for Celebration,” she has written a success guide for teens. She welcomes messages and visitors at her website at www.mrslieutenant.com or her blog at www.mrslieutenant.blogspot.com.

By Dorothy Thompson

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