A Modern Military Mother - Tales from the Domestic Frontline is about the life, reflections and rants of military wife Clare Macnaughton. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad and sometimes crazy, this is a quick and easy listen, with Clare herself reading her account of life on the domestic frontline.
Meet ‘Hagar’, the Chinook-flying husband frequently on secret missions in ‘Afghan’, and the children, a son, ‘The Grenade’, and, a daughter, ‘The Menace’. Listen to accounts of the handbag-bashing, bake-offs and backstabbing that conceal the isolated and unpleasant truth of the life for wives and girlfriends, the long celibate months alone with the kids waiting for news from the war zone, and Hagar’s return, when, addicted to the high-octane thrill of combat, he is in need of action at home. This is a roller-coaster ride of laughs and home truths that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
"I downloaded it on my i-Pad ... that was two and a half hours ago! I could not put the book/i-Pad down (I even agreed to a whole Easter egg for my daughter's breakfast!). This is one of the best, funniest and honest books I have read in a long time! A definitive must for all Forces wives!" (Amazon reader)
"A great insight to the domestic front of a military mum that I could really relate to. Clare has managed to articulate with good humour how I also feel about being a feminist military wife, but [she is] far more brave and bold in having the balls to publish it despite a lot of criticism." (Amazon reader)
"I read this book in less than two hours and I'm waiting for the next one. It should remind us that behind those who serve in uniform there are those who serve on the domestic front: sometimes that's hard, sometimes it's great. This is a highly personal, interesting and entertaining read." (Amazon reader)