American Wife by Taya Kyle – Book Review

American Wife

American Wife – Love, War, Faith, And Renewal – Book Review

When a young woman named Taya learned that her husband – her best friend, her confidante, her life partner, the father of her children – had been killed on February 2, 2013, during the happiest period of their lives, she was devastated, as any loving wife would be.

When we – her friends, family, community and the nation at large – learned that Taya’s husband had been murdered by a troubled young vet he was trying to help, we were stunned by the senseless tragedy.

You see, Taya’s husband wasn’t just an ordinary guy. Taya’s husband was American war hero Chris Kyle – better known to the public at large as “The American Sniper”.

Now, in what is one of the most highly anticipated memoirs of the year, Taya tells her entire story for the first time in American Wife – Love, War, Faith, and Renewal.

As I approached this book, I could not help but wonder, what it would be like to be married to a man who served our country in this capacity?

The portrait that Taya paints of Chris is that of a multi-faceted man. In American Wife, Taya shares a beautiful story of the man she fell in love with – a man who was a loving husband, a faithful friend, a dedicated father – and a man who was also highly dedicated to serving his country.

That dedication, at times, put a strain on their marriage – but as they learned to adjust, it drew them closer to one another.

And then – unexpectedly, without warning – Chris was gone.

In the aftermath of Chris’s tragic death – Kaya gracefully and courageously shares what it’s like to grieve and to rebuild her life, especially while living in the public eye.

American Wife is an inspiring memoir filled with love and heartbreak, faith and purpose – a remarkable story that you will not want to miss!

I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.

American Wife – Fox News Interview With Taya Kyle

About Taya Kyle

Taya Kyle

Taya Kyle founded the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation in honor of her late husband Chris Kyle, legendary U.S. Navy SEAL and author of the bestsellers American Sniper and American Gun. The foundation is devoted to strengthening the marriages of veterans and first responders. An active public speaker, Taya Kyle makes frequent appearances at fund-raisers and other events, inspiring others to find strength and persevere through struggles. She and her two children live in Texas.


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12 Responses to “American Wife by Taya Kyle – Book Review”

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  1. Taya is an inspiration for sure … the way she has come through her experiences is pretty amazing.

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!

  2. Chris is an American Hero and so is his wife Tara. I have not read the book but will soon. Have a happy and safe 4th!

  3. Pam@over50feeling40
    Twitter: over50feeling40

    Thanks for the review…this is a book I would like to read. Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

  4. I have been really interested in this book, hearing the story, the real story. Thanks so much for reviewing it, your assessment is pushing me to get it.

  5. Amber says:

    I just picked up this book from the library. I look forward to reading it.

  6. ~ linda says:

    Thank you for reviewing this book. It looks like one I will add to my “to be read” list.
    Hope your weekend is a good one!

  7. Mary Hill
    Twitter: MaryHill16

    I heard the story of the American Sniper, but did not see the movie. This book sounds so inspiring and real. Thanks for sharing on Literacy Musing Mondays.

  8. Tina at Mommynificent
    Twitter: mommynificent

    I really appreciate the work her foundation is doing. Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday!


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