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American Wife: A Memoir of Love, War, Faith, and Renewal

by Taya Kyle

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bought this book this evening and started reading. I laid the book I was reading to the side for now. ( )
  KimSalyers | Oct 7, 2016 |
bought this book this evening and started reading. I laid the book I was reading to the side for now. ( )
  KimSalyers | Oct 2, 2016 |
I have not seen or read American Sniper and didn't realize this was Chris Kyle's wife. I found this book very interesting to read Taya's view of what happened. I listened to the audiobook and Taya read it. It also covers what happened after Chris' death. This was worth the listen. I will have to say sham on you Jesse Ventura for suing them about Chris' book when you weren't even named and shame on the jury who decided in favor of Jesse and awarded him more money then should have happened. I hope Taya wins in the appeal. ( )
  MHanover10 | Jul 11, 2016 |
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The widow of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle shares their private story: an unforgettable testament to the power of love and faith in the face of war and unimaginable loss--and a moving tribute to a man whose true heroism ran even deeper than the legend

In early 2013, Taya Kyle and her husband Chris were the happiest they ever had been. Their decade-long marriage had survived years of war that took Chris, a U.S. Navy SEAL, away from Taya and their two children for agonizingly long stretches while he put his life on the line in many major battles of the Iraq War. After struggling to readjust to life out of the military, Chris had found new purpose in redirecting his lifelong dedication to service to supporting veterans and their families. Their love had deepened, and, most special of all, their family was whole, finally. Then, the unthinkable. On February 2, 2013, Chris and his friend Chad Littlefield were killed while attempting to help a troubled vet. The life Chris and Taya fought so hard to build together was shattered. In an instant, Taya became a single parent of two. A widow. A young woman facing the rest of her life without the man she loved.

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I'm not a big fan of non-fiction books but my daughter-in-law said I "just had to read it"...so I did...and I found that this book is absolute perfect at capturing what it was like to be married to American hero SEAL sniper Chris Kyle. I was captivated from beginning to end. She gets very personal in this memoir, revealing quite a bit about herself. She is a brave person to open herself up to vulnerability describing her range of emotions surrounding her marriage to Chris, his murder, the aftermath, and how she struggles to cope....even still. If you're looking for an award-winning piece of literature, this is not necessarily it...however it is well written and executed. It is an honest look at the life of a truly broken-hearted widow: How she dealt with the loss and how she forges ahead. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
I was prepared to be disappointed in this book, especially after reading American Sniper. However, I was pleasantly surprised. Taya offered some interesting insights into a man and a marriage that was real, not perfect, as well as what she went through while he was away fighting for our country. She gives perspective on what it means to be left behind, how difficult the transition is from war to home and what it is like to lose a husband and father of one’s children. I am glad I read it. ( )
  Susan.Macura | Nov 26, 2015 |
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The widow of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle shares their private story: an unforgettable testament to the power of love and faith in the face of war and unimaginable loss--and a moving tribute to a man whose true heroism ran even deeper than the legend

In early 2013, Taya Kyle and her husband Chris were the happiest they ever had been. Their decade-long marriage had survived years of war that took Chris, a U.S. Navy SEAL, away from Taya and their two children for agonizingly long stretches while he put his life on the line in many major battles of the Iraq War. After struggling to readjust to life out of the military, Chris had found new purpose in redirecting his lifelong dedication to service to supporting veterans and their families. Their love had deepened, and, most special of all, their family was whole, finally.

Then, the unthinkable. On February 2, 2013, Chris and his friend Chad Littlefield were killed while attempting to help a troubled vet. The life Chris and Taya fought so hard to build together was shattered. In an instant, Taya became a single parent of two. A widow. A young woman facing the rest of her life without the man she loved.

Chris and Taya’s remarkable story has captivated millions through Clint Eastwood’s blockbuster, Academy Award-winning film American Sniper, starring Bradley Cooper as Chris and Sienna Miller as Taya, and because of Chris’s bestselling memoir, in which Taya contributed passages that formed the book’s emotional core. Now, with trusted collaborator Jim DeFelice, Taya writes in never-before-told detail about the hours, days, and months after his shocking death when grief threatened to overwhelm her. Then there were wearying battles to protect her husband’s legacy and reputation.

And yet throughout, friendship, family, and a deepening faith were lifelines that sustained her and the kids when the sorrow became too much. Two years after her husband’s tragic death, Taya has found renewed meaning and connection to Chris by advancing their shared mission of “serving those who serve others,” particularly military and first-responder families. She and the children now are embracing a new future, one that honors the past but also looks forward with hope, gratitude, and joy.

American Wife is one of the most remarkable memoirs of the year -- a universal chronicle of love and heartbreak, service and sacrifice, faith and purpose that will inspire every reader.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:53:37 -0400)

The widow of American Sniper Chris Kyle shares their private journey, a moving and universal chronicle of love and family, service and patriotism, grief and sacrifice, faith and purpose.

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