Band of Sisters
by Annette Lyon
When the war on terror calls their husbands to duty, five LDS women are left behind to fight battles of their own: Kim, newlywed and pregnant, frightened of what the future might bring. Brenda, struggling to manage three unruly boys and a crippling bout of depression. Jessie, secretly grappling with mixed feelings about her emotionally abusive husband. Marianne, wrestling with a rebellious teenage daughter. And Nora, the seasoned Army wife with perfect hair, an immaculate home — and an ill-tempered mother dying of cancer.
Knowing the separation of deployment is extremely difficult, Nora gathers the wives every week to share lunches and burdens. In good company, they worry over safety in the field and stability at home and offer one another counsel and comfort. But as their personal crises build, each woman faces the risks of forming deep bonds of trust. And when tragedy strikes, they must confront the painful realities of war that pull families apart and bring friends together as sisters.
Paperback: 6" x 9", 288 pages
Book on CD: Unabridged, 7 CDs
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By Heather, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Five women come together after their husbands are deployed. In this heart-felt novel, author Annette Lyon explores the joys, the angst, and the closeness that these women feel as they become true sisters. Together, they can survive anything. A fabulous and timely read. (hoping for a sequel)
By Josi, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Not only was it well written, well paced, and interesting--but I really felt educated about the family impact made when soldiers go to war. I loved that the bond of the women was a reflection of the bond established by the men serving together half a world away. I also appreciated that Lyon didn't choose perfect women, each of them had their weaknesses but we could see them each working so hard to get through this. It also wasn't cliche--they weren't five women simply struggling, one of them was actually relieved to have her husband gone which created a great deal of reflection for her about her marriage. I very much feel like this story represents the 'truth' and I'm a better person with a greater understanding for having read it.
By Brooke, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I couldn't put this book down! I had to keep reading it until I was finished because I had to know what happened with these characters in the end. This book is about five characters whose husbands are deployed to Afghanistan. These women get together weekly to support each other and talk about how hard it is to be going through deployment. It made me see the families of our heroic soldiers a little differently, and made me much more sensitive to the emotions and feelings they may have. I enjoyed this book so, so much. I think everyone should read it!