Nisswa woman publishes book about generation of women
Roxanne Cibuzar presents real, untold stories about five different women spanning from World War II to the Vietnam War in "Ordinary Women from Extraordinary Times - Five Women Who Kissed the Warriors Goodbye: World War II, Korea, Vietnam”
After listening to her mother’s friends tell their stories, Roxanne Cibuzar realized there is a generation of women who will not be around for much longer.
She read about the wars and was inspired by the courage of the warriors, but she could not quit thinking about the women who kissed them goodbye. It is for this reason that she wrote “Ordinary Women from Extraordinary Times - Five Women Who Kissed the Warriors Goodbye: World War II, Korea, Vietnam, published by WestBow Press in December 2019.
Set for a new marketing campaign, this is a biographical, inspirational set of real, untold stories about five different women spanning from World War II to the Vietnam War. Katie, Corrine, Clara, Betty and Loni are unique, ranging in age from 67 to 95. Their lives are history lessons on the unique eras in which they lived, but all their stories bring honor to the men who served to defend the United States.
In the end, over the course of her interviews, Cibuzar began to realize each woman’s life shared some common threads. Each woman had cultivated a heart for God. Their stories offer a glimpse into the past and into God’s faithful care, even amid turmoil, loss and war.
“This book focuses on the women who stood by the warriors. Volumes have been written about those who fought the wars. At home the women waited. Their first-hand accounts are of utmost importance, lest we forget. Also, not to be forgotten, is the favor and faithfulness of God blanketing our nation against all odds,” Cibuzar said in a news release.
“Ordinary Women from Extraordinary Times - Five Women Who Kissed the Warriors Goodbye: World War II, Korea, Vietnam” aims to remind readers that the United States of America has been favored by God Almighty because it has pursued freedom around the world. Reading the history, set in a framework of women's lives, will inspire readers to love the nation and enjoy thinking about the women who stood shoulder to shoulder with the men who fought during those extraordinary times in American history.
The book is available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Cibuzar has been a teacher for 30 years. She is a member of Bible Study Fellowship, an international, interdenominational Bible study and Officer Christian Fellowship. She and her “always-a-Marine” husband, Paul, live in Nisswa, and have four grandchildren.