It’s been an eternity since we’ve had the pleasure of a long weekend, and with our all-new Levo launch, what better time to take that well-deserved break? Here at Levo, relaxation is a top priority – so cozy up in your favorite spot and enjoy some quality pillow time. We hope you can savor the delights of a much-needed break—whether it be surrounded by your family at an outdoor gathering or lounging in the sun on the seashore.

This Memorial Day, let us pay our respects to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country by taking some time out of your weekend to dive into one of these inspiring stories about female service members. Unplug from technology this holiday and stimulate your mind with a powerful read!

1. Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott

If you’re ready to be transported into the thick of the Civil War, then this is a must-read memorial day book. This true story follows four brave women who risked their lives as spies during this turbulent time – carrying weapons, seducing soldiers, and changing their physical features in order to blend in. With gripping detail and powerful storytelling throughout ($17.96 on Amazon), it’s sure to draw you deep into an unforgettable journey!

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2. Ashley’s War by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Have you heard the news? Reese Witherspoon has already expressed her interest in developing this novel into a movie, and it rose to popularity only at the end of April. It tells an incredible story about a group of heroic female U.S. soldiers who had their chance to serve on the front lines with male counterparts due to a pilot program that was implemented by their commanders. But specifically, this story is about Ashley White, a heroic soldier who died serving her country. Through first-hand reporting, Lemmon tells a tale of camaraderie and fierce support during a time of war. ($16.99, Amazon)

3. Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and War by Helen Thorpe

Have you ever wondered what female soldiers face when they come back home after a tour of duty, or have to return to combat again? Through 12 years of research, Thorpe followed three women in their journey as part of the military – grappling with immense hardships and then attempting to resume life at home. Get ready for an eye-opening account that will leave you feeling astounded. ($21.78, Amazon)

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