Thursday, April 10, 2014

Just 18 Summers

What an amazing book! When I first started it I didn't think I was going to like it, but after I read the first page I couldn't put the book down. Absolutely loved it. I will read it again. I recommend it to anyone that loves to read. My daughter is going to read it too.

Book Description Publication Date: March 21, 2014

After the tragic death of Butch Browning’s wife, Jenny, four families begin to realize how precious—and fleeting—their time together is. Each is at a different stage in life: Butch is facing single parenthood. The O’Reillys are expecting their first child. The Andersons are approaching an empty nest, and the Buckleys are so focused on providing their children with everything that they’ve forgotten what they truly need. With just eighteen summers before their children are grown, how do they make the most of that time when life so often gets in the way?

As summer flies by, each of these parents must learn about guilt and grace . . . and when to hold on to their kids and when to let go.

Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or ARC.

The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages

This is a cute book. Has lots of stories about what really goes on in marriages. Some good tips. As well as statistics. Would recommend this book to people that are married, as well as people that are planning to get married.

Book Description Publication Date: December 31, 2013

“Where does ‘highly happy’ come from—and can we have some too?!”

Have you ever looked at a blissfully married couple and thought, I wish I could know their secret? Now you can. After years of investigative research, Shaunti reveals twelve powerful habits that the happiest marriages have in common.

 Best news of all? Anyone can learn the secrets of a highly happy marriage!

In The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages, Shaunti Feldhahn shares her findings about little, very unexpected, often overlooked actions that make a huge difference. You’re about to discover that highly happy couples:
• Go to bed mad
• Keep score (just not in the way you think)
• Boss their feelings around
• Have factual fantasies
• Get in over their heads
• Don’t tell it like it is
• Don’t look to marriage to make them happy…

Packed with eye-opening research and practical helps, this book delivers relationship insights that will take your marriage from “just fine” to “just the marriage we’ve always wanted.”

Disclaimer: I was given a free copy of this book by Waterbrook Multnomah Press, I was neither paid for this review nor was I commanded by Waterbrook Multnomah Press to write a positive review. This review is my own personal opinion. This disclaimer is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255[...] “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”