American Wife: Love, War, Faith, and Renewal by Taya KyleAmerican Wife: Love, War, Faith, and Renewal by Taya Kyle

American Wife: Love, War, Faith, and Renewal

byTaya Kyle, Jim Defelice

Paperback | April 5, 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.

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.

Taya Kyle founded the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, devoted to strengthening the marriages of veterans and first responders, in honor of her late husband Chris Kyle, legendary U.S. Navy SEAL and author of the bestsellers American Sniper and American Gun. Taya Kyle is the author of American Wife, which is a New York Times and Publisher's ...
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Title:American Wife: Love, War, Faith, and RenewalFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:April 5, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book I read this after I saw the movie American Sniper. It was very well written and I felt like I knew the family. Taya is an woman I look up to
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully written memoir Fantastic ebook. I loved this beautifully written memoir - thank you for sharing your story with us, Taya.
Date published: 2015-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from American Wife Fantastic book! Besides fitting in right beside American Sniper and adding to that tremendous story, American Wife adds the trials and tribulations that a hero's family goes through. Thank you for sharing your very touching side of a hero-s story.
Date published: 2015-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Written from the heart This book as I said in the review title has been written from the heart. I did enjoy it, perhaps a a bit long but well worth a read.
Date published: 2015-06-02