5 Must-Read Books for Police Wives (Plus An Update!)

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Since I’ve been feverishly working on writing my book (possibly a good choice of words, since I’m writing this with a stuffy nose and a fever right now ;)), I’ve been thinking about books for police wives… and man, there are some fantastic ones out there!

I wanted to showcase them all in a post for a few reasons:

  1. Seriously, they look incredible, and they deserve to be showcased.
  2. I hope one day my book will make it onto one of these lists – I guess I can start with adding it to my own when the time comes πŸ™‚

Which reminds me: You all deserve an update!

I’ve been writing my little heart out, finally downloaded Scrivener to get serious about organization (an excellent program, by the way, if you’re a writer!), and I have a new timeline for finishing.

Drumroll, pleaaaaase…

I’m hoping to have my book ready for publication by late March or early April.

Eek!

Of course, there are a lot of factors that go into timing: I need to have the draft fully completed (of course), get the cover designed, hire an editor, maybe find a few beta readers, etc etc.  All the things that go with self-publishing.  But rather than drag out the process until the fall next year, I want to get a move on! πŸ™‚

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Without further ado, on to the list!

5 Must-Read Books for Police Wives

The Crazy Lives of Police Wives by Carolyn Whiting

Snippet: “A Police Officer’s calling in life is to serve and protect, and he would willingly lay down his life for all. If he would do that for a stranger, imagine all that he would do for his wife. Our law enforcement husbands are our heroes, we love them dearly and we wouldn’t trade them for the world, but being a Law Enforcement Officer’s wife comes with its own set of challenges. Law enforcement wives from across North America share communal advice, wisdom, experience, insight and laughter with fellow LEO wives. We offer a peek into our world, “the heart of the badge,” to our husbands, families, friends and neighbors. *** To further the mission of the book, author proceeds are donated to police related charities”

Available for $12.99 on Amazon

 

Under Fire: Marriage Through The Eyes of a Cop’s Wife by Kristi M. Neace

Snippet: Marriage is under attack – especially for the law enforcement family. Through this book, Kristi Neace brings to the forefront stresses not uncommon in a law enforcement marriage. Things such as lack of communication, rotating shifts, job stress, missed special occasions, fatigue, cynicism, alcoholism, and a host of other parasites that can plague a marriage. Without finding the β€œglue” to hold your relationship together, as she points out, the odds are not favorable. Yet, there is hope! Marriages do survive and can thrive with the proper tools in place. When your marriage comes under fire….be bullet proof!

Available for $14.99 on Amazon 

 

Because I’m Suitable: The Journey of a Wife On Duty by Allison P. Uribe

Snippet: In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, he saw it all to be good except for one thing: man was alone. It was then that God created a suitable helper, a wife. Man would no longer be alone but the two would become one flesh. Being a wife is a journey of its own and being the wife of a law enforcement officer is a unique journey. As a wife on duty, whether it be through law enforcement, fire, or military, we share the protection of our spouse with our cities, counties, and country. Take a journey with a wife whose marriage had an uncertain future and see how God transformed her life once she surrendered it all. It was realizing that her role as a wife was prewritten and ordained by her maker which made her put her faith into action. With marriages falling apart every day in the law enforcement community, there is no better time than now to fight for our marriages with God by our side. Who better to seek council and guidance from than the one who created marriage in the first place?

Available for $11.95 on Amazon

 

Bullets in the Washing Machine by Melissa Littles

Snippet: Melissa Littles, Founder of The Police Wife Life, is an advocate for Law Enforcement Officers and their families. Bullets in the Washing Machine, her first release, is a compilation of short stories and poems, focusing on seeing the positives through the daily struggles of living a life in Law Enforcement. Melissa hopes to not only bring encouragement to those in law enforcement but to bring awareness to the general public of the daily sacrifices and misconceptions related to law enforcement officers. Melissa Littles is married to Officer Bervis Littles of the Edmond Police Department, in Edmond, Oklahoma. Officer Littles is a Hostage Negotiator, Suicide Prevention Officer and a School Resource Officer.

Available for $14.95 on Amazon 

 

I Love A Cop: What Police Families Need To Know by Ellen Kirschman

Snippet: Nothing worth doing is easy–and that includes loving a cop. Being a member of the law enforcement community is a source of pride for officers and families alike. But long hours, unpredictable shifts, and the crisis-driven nature of the profession can turn life on the home front into an emotional roller coaster. Dr. Ellen Kirschman, a psychologist who’s worked with police officers for more than 30 years, gives you practical ways to deal with the challenges that come with the territory. Packed with stories from cops and their significant others, this book explains how to reduce spillover from on-the-job stress and cope with loneliness or worry during extended deployments. Dr. Kirschman acknowledges the tough realities of 21st-century law enforcement and offers frank, realistic suggestions for handling serious issues like alcohol abuse and domestic violence. She also covers special topics for women and minorities on the force. Whether you read it from cover to cover or reach for it when problems arise, I Love a Cop is an indispensable tool that everyone in your family can depend on.

Available for $10.68 on Amazon.

 

What’s the best book you’ve ever read?

Great list (and oh my gosh - I can't wait for her book to come out! <3 she's my favorite blogger!)

About The Author

Leah

I’m a twenty-something LEO wife and stay-at-home mom to a one-year-old little boy. I enjoy writing, reading, taking my son for walks and runs in the stroller, and crafting. My goal is for Love and Blues to be a resource for first responders and their families. I write about marriage and family topics, as well as about the quirks that come with being married to a man in law enforcement, firefighting, or emergency medical services.

  • Charmaine Dawson

    I have never read a book about being a LEO wife and I have been one for 25 years. Thanks for the list. I will share it with my fellow LEO wives.