In Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife: Not Just Surviving But Thriving, by Barbara K. McNally, you will meet wives and partners who drew upon their inner resiliencies and prevailed when faced with daunting challenges. Each of these military spouses shares an intimate tale of reuniting, recovering, and rebuilding with her catastrophically wounded warrior.
This is not only a good read, it is a hard read. These stories punched me in the gut and left me reaching for the Kleenex. But don’t let that scare you off.
This collection of intimate, personal stories unmasks the untold story of the aftermath of war on the home front. It examines in heartrending detail the seemingly insurmountable challenges families may face when their loved ones return from the war zone bearing deep emotional as well as physical scars.
Barbara McNally has given a tremendous gift not only to those who have served or continue to serve in the military, but to society at large. Everyone should read this unapologetic book to fully comprehend the true toll of war that continues long after the battles have ended—and to see how these resilient wives and partners ultimately offer hope and inspiration to us all.
Full disclosure: I’m one of the editors of this book, and I worked with Barbara over the past few years to bring it to fruition. One of the reasons I agreed to work with her is because this is such an important issue. I derive no financial benefit from book sales.
The book is available in hardback, paperback and as an ebook.
Barbara also is the author of the poignant memoir Unbridled.