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Will Their Vision of Change Become a Reality? -- New Book Follows a Military Couple's Journey as They Encounter New Challenges

JUNCTION CITY, Kan., April 22, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Witness a young summer love as it blooms into a lifelong commitment of marriage through a military career. Follow the husband and wife as they face many trials that have often left them balancing on a thin, yet strong line of trust and faith in God. The exciting sequel to Til Death Do Us Part: A Marriage Survives the Stress Of Military Life, discover what new challenges this remarkable couple will face in Vision of Change, a book by Viranda I. Slappy.

In December 1991, the Slaughter family received orders for an assignment in Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Sergeant Slaughter orders to Fort Jackson, South Carolina were deleted and Carlos received new assignment orders to Fort Riley, Kansas. Their children Carlene and Junior are now teenagers and bring many unfolding adventurous challenging family issues. Carlene discovers her mother's past relationship with Teddy while Virginia discovers the truth about Carlos and Ellie.

A beautiful non-fiction about family from a military spouse's point of view, Vision of Change is based on the true experiences of military spouses throughout the armed forces network. It follows Carlos and Virginia's relationship as they continue their journey among the military community, adjusting to change as they begin their transitional lifestyle as retirees among society. Real emotions and solace are shared in trials such as infidelity, strains on family relationships, and raising teenagers.

Will Carlos and Virginia's marriage become stronger amidst the new trials they will face? Will their Vision of Change become a reality as they strive to make their dreams come true? Discover the answers as you immerse yourself in this riveting tale of love, life, family and faith.

Vision of Change will be featured in the 2009 American Library Association Annual National Exhibit at Chicago, Illinois on July 11-14, 2009.

About the Author

Viranda Irene Nottingham-Slappy was born on June 27, 1957 in Macon, Georgia. She is the daughter of the late Willie James Nottingham, Sr. and Viriam Purnell Bowman, Korean War Veterans. She is the wife of John Cecil Slappy, Sr. (35 years of marriage), retired soldier from the United States Army and Department of Defense Civil Service employee at the Army Benefits Center-Civilian, Fort Riley, Kansas. She is a graduate of Northeast High School and Los Angeles Community College. She earned an Associate Degree, General Studies in Business Management graduate of Central Texas College, Fort Riley, Kansas. They have two children and two grandchildren. The author is a woman of many talents. She has received many awards for recognition of her outstanding performance. She has published several works like Til Death Do Us Part: a Marriage Survives the Stress of Military Life and Generation Impact: an American Familys Turmoils.


Vision of Change * by Viranda I. Slappy Sequel of Till Death Do Us Part: A Marriage Survives the Stress of Military Life  Publication Date: February 10, 2005 Trade Paperback; $18.69; 224 pages; 978-1-4134-7391-9 Cloth Hardback; $28.79; 224 pages; 978-1-4134-7392-6

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