Wherever You Are: Our True Stories of Heartbreak, Hope and Love
This is Louise's story, one of four individual journeys taken from Wherever You Are by The Military Wives. Louise Baines always said she would never marry into the military. She was working behind a bar when Charlie Baines, a...
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This is Louise's story, one of four individual journeys taken from Wherever You Are by The Military Wives.
Louise Baines always said she would never marry into the military. She was working behind a bar when Charlie Baines, a submariner, introduced himself ? but within a few months they had moved in together, bought a house, and tied the knot.
She knew being married to a submariner was never going to be easy, but with young children and a husband absent for months at a time, away from all forms of communication and risking his life, coping alone was harder than Louise had ever imagined.
When she heard that Gareth Malone had started a choir in Plymouth, she thought she?d go along. Surrounded by friends and singing her heart out, Louise was soon aware that this was no ordinary choir?
Through the choir, life soon became a whirlwind. Mere months later, they would have met Gareth Malone, performed for the Queen, recorded a bestselling album and achieved a Christmas number 1. But much more than this: Louise had a support network that meant she would never have to cope alone again.
This is one woman's true story of heartbreak and hope, and of how the choir changed everything.
Sales of this book will benefit the Military Wives Choirs Foundation, a network of choirs that reaches across the military community to provide support, guidance and funding for individual choirs, but first and foremost to bring women closer together through singing. The Foundation is a registered subsidiary charity of SSAFA Forces Help.
? This is a short story taken from the main edition of Wherever You Are by The Military Wives. Released on launch of the paperback edition along with three other eshorts, this ebook will be supported by the wives and bolstered by the marketing and publicity campaign surrounding the paperback.
? Gareth Malone's choir of Military Wives is a British phenomenon. 2.65 million viewers tuned in to watch them on BBC2; their first single Wherever You Are was Christmas Number 1 in the UK (selling 556,000 copies in its first week and becoming the fastest-selling UK single in 6 years), while their debut album, In My Dreams, went to number 1 in the charts.
? Supported by Chris Evans through his phenomenally-popular Radio 2 breakfast show, the Choir received a huge upswell of affection for their Christmas Number 1 push. Chris has commented about the ?incredible response? the track received each time it was played.
? The Wives? social media presence is strong, with 58k fans on Facebook and 28k followers on Twitter.
? Media interest in the Wives is substantial, with widespread coverage providing a strong platform for sales.