Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Happy Wives Club

About The Book:  One woman undertakes a worldwide search to learn the secrets of a great marriage—and finds one foundational truth that could change everything.  Happy Wives Club is Fawn’s journey across the world to meet her friends and discover what makes their marriages great. Join her on this exciting, exotic trip across six continents and through more than eighteen cities. Walk the streets of Mauritius, the historic ruins in Italy, and the vistas of New Zealand and Australia. Go from Cape Town to London, Manila to Buenos Aires, Winnipeg to Zagreb.  Along the way, you will meet everyday women whose marriage secrets span cultures. You will hear their stories, witness their love, and be inspired by the proof that happy, healthy marriages do exist—and yours can be one of them!  It turns out great marriages are all around us—when we look for them. Go on a trip with Fawn and learn the best marriage secrets the world has to offer.

About The Author:  Fawn Weaver was a happily married woman running a successful business—and then something happened. Maybe it was divorce rate reports on the evening news, The Real Housewives of Orange County, or any daytime talk show where husbands and wives dramatically reveal their betrayals. Everywhere she looked, Fawn saw negative portrayals of marriage dominating the airwaves and dooming everyone to failure.

Looking at Keith, the love of her life, she knew that wasn’t true. She was determined to find and connect with women just like her—happy and optimistic about marriage, deeply in love with her spouse, and committed to building a strong marriage that stands the test of time.

On a whim, she started the blog and sent the link to a few of new friends. What started as a casual invitation to five women exploded into an international online club with 150,000 members in more than 100 countries.

My Thoughts On The Book:  My first marriage lasted over 23 miserable years and finally ended in divorce.  I was the one who left.  I am now on my 12th year of my second marriage and this book is about where I am now in my life.  I am an avid reader, and love self-help books, yet when I chose to review this book I was dreading it.  To my joy and amazement I could hardly put it down. I loved this book so much that I have found myself sharing it with friends when we meet for coffee each morning.  I have found myself sending snippets to friends who live far away.  I have found myself finding friends written within the stories of the book. It was so inspirational and so encouraging.   This collection of stories from couples who have been happily married from around the world is something all newlyweds need to have in their personl libraries.  Marriage is hard.  A happy marriage is even harder. It was eye opening to see that the core elements to having a happy marriage are the same for everyone in the world.  It does not matter where we live, who we are, or what we do. I would highly recommend this book and will definitely be sharing this book with newlyweds, friends, and family members!  Thank you Thomas Nelson for allowing me to review it! Thank you Fawn Weaver for having the inspiration and insight to write this book and start the Happy Wives Club!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book through Thomas Nelson Publishing Company and Book Sneeze and Booklook Bloggers. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.* 

1 comment:

D Biswas said...

Looks like an interesting book!

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