Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Unremarried Widow by Artis Henderson

An "unremarried widow" is the designation given to widows whose husbands have died while serving in the military.

Henderson never thought she would be an Army wife, but then she met Miles. They start dating, marry, and move around from base to base until Miles is sent to Iraq. And then he is killed in a helicopter crash. They had been married for four months.

I haven't read much about military life or about the experiences of spouses and military life. I thought that Henderson's writing was easy to read. However, I didn't get much of a sense about who Miles was or what their marriage was like...maybe because they were not married for long. I did get a better sense of what happens in the aftermath of a soldier's death and the support (or not support) that is in place to care for their family.

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