Wherever You Are: Our True Stories of Heartbreak, Hope and Love
This is Paula's story, one of four individual journeys taken from Wherever You Are by The Military Wives. Paula and James Mundy first met when they were teenagers, little knowing they?d end up spending the rest of their lives...
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This is Paula's story, one of four individual journeys taken from Wherever You Are by The Military Wives.
Paula and James Mundy first met when they were teenagers, little knowing they?d end up spending the rest of their lives together. After James had completed his marine training they met again, became inseparable, and before long had moved into married quarters.
But life as a military wife would be particularly hard for Paula. With James posted overseas, she was left to cope with the mental and physical disabilities of their daughter Rhianna, had full responsibility for her elder brother and younger sister, and in 2011 she was left reeling when her mother was diagnosed with cancer.
When Paula began singing with her local choir, she realised she had an outlet for the first time; a way to switch off. In the dozens of other wives, each with their own hardships to overcome, she found a support network; through the darkest times, the choir was there.
Mere months later, the Military Wives choir would have performed for the Queen, recorded a bestselling album and achieved a Christmas number 1.
This is one woman's true story of heartbreak, love and loss, and of how singing kept hope alive.
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.