“Opening it up to any random story will make you feel humbled, grateful, and best of all, not alone.” —Anette Radonski, Military Spouse JD Network
Conversations are the heart of a gathering among friends.
In Stories Around the Table: Laughter, Wisdom, and Strength in Military Life, military spouses, parents, children, and service members gather together to laugh, cry, lend perspective, and share personal stories from their military life experience. From poignant to practical, tragic to humorous, these candid conversations from friends old and new shed heartfelt insight on many aspects of military life:
~ friendship, depression, romance in military marriage, caring for children with special needs in a mobile lifestyle, renewing relationships after deployment, career challenges for spouses, changing schools, post-traumatic stress, faith, grief, and so much more ~
“…will touch your heart.” —Phil Paleologos, WBSM
“Awesome…like being with friends.” —Leon Francis, KFYR
“…you will find yourself laughing, remembering, or grabbing a tissue and pausing to reflect on something that grabs at your heart and won’t let go…” —Kathleen M. Rodgers, Military Spouse Book Review
“Marvelous…really important book.” —Frank Gaffney, Secure Freedom Radio
“You will derive strength from it.” —Jim Bohannon, The Jim Bohannon Show
Foreword Reviews INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards – Silver
Midwest Book Awards – Finalist
More than 40 military family writers, from bestselling authors to compelling new voices, contribute to Stories Around the Table. All military family members, they transparently share wisdom gained through tragedy, trial and error, and both everyday and extraordinary circumstances.
Anna Alexander*, Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman, Samantha Andrew*, Marna Ashburn, Terri Barnes, Tanya Biank, Janine Boldrin, Alison Buckholtz, Amy Bushatz, Angela Caban, Randi S. Cairns, Tara Crooks, Judy Davis, Adrianna Domingos-Lupher, Jacey Eckhart, Janet I. Farley, Julia Gibbs, Jacqueline Goodrich, Jocelyn Green, Mollie Gross , Diana Hartman, Artis Henderson, Kristin Henderson, Starlett Henderson, Lori Hensic , Kathie Hightower, Jeremy L. Hilton, Sarah Holtzmann, Sue Hoppin, Sara Horn, Benita Koeman, Julie LaBelle, Thomas Litchford, Lisa Smith Molinari, Brenda Pace, Chris Pape, Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito, Susan A. Phalen, Briley Rossiter, Kristine Schellhaas, Holly Scherer, Sarah Smiley, Chris Stricklin, Amanda Trimillos, Lori Volkman. *These two authors chose to write under a pseudonym due to the sensitive nature of their essays.
"...Over forty writers have contributed to this moving collection of personal essays that draw you right in. Each writer has a unique voice ...Each entry is written with emotional impact, and you will find yourself laughing, remembering, or grabbing a tissue and pausing to reflect on something that grabs at your heart and won’t let go.
This book is a perfect gift for anyone who has ever married into the military. It will also appeal to military brats or to civilians who wish to understand the strong bond military families share with each other.
I’d give it six stars if I could!” — Kathleen M. Rodgers, Military Spouse Book Review
“Opening it up to any random story will make you feel humbled, grateful, and best of all, not alone.” — Anette Radonski, Military Spouse JD Network
“…will touch your heart.” — Phil Paleologos, WBSM
“Marvelous…really important book.” — Frank Gaffney, Secure Freedom Radio
“You will derive strength from it.” — Jim Bohannon, The Jim Bohannon Show