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Monday, July 14, 2014

Review: The Happy Wives Club

The Happy Wives Club
Author: Fawn Weaver
Genre: Faith Based Relationship
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: January 7, 2014
Paperback: 272 pages
Source: Free from Publisher at BEA14
http://amzn.to/1mbXV0e

Book Description

One woman undertakes a worldwide search to learn the secrets of a great marriage--and finds one foundational truth that could change everything.
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 HappyWivesClub.com and sent the link to a few of her friends. What started as a casual invitation to five women exploded into an international community with close to 400,000 women in more than 100 countries.
Happy Wives Club is Fawn's journey across the world to meet new 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.

Review

I received a copy of this book free from the publishing company at BEA14 and fell in love with this book the minute I started reading the first page.  
This is a non fiction, faith based book that focuses solely on happy wives who have been married more than 25 years.  Why did Fawn focuses on this group?  Well, Fawn is a happy wive and she was troubled by the overwhelming negative view people and the media have about marriage.  Yes there is such a person and this book is filled with their stories from all over the world.  The author Fawn Weaver went on a mission to find out why they are still married and what makes them happy in their marriages.  Some of the stories include the husbands perspectives as well.  
This is a book full of real and tangible love that I think most people forget to acknowledge in relationships.  Honestly, how many couples do you know who are happily married?  Or look on the outside to be happily married?  President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama count but I mean personally know.  

On my mother's side of the family their are very, very few couples who have been divorced.  I think there are two people out of a lot who have been divorced.  But there are only 3 total who I would say are HAPPILY married.  The others are not unhappily married but more like "just" married.  I see this more than anything else.  Couples who have been together for decades and decades who are just together.  
I think this book should be a must read for anyone in a relationship and /or anyone planning to get into a relationship.  I mean why not be happy in the relationship.  This isn't a self help book with exercises and daily things to do.  The Happy Wives Club is more of a collection of inspirational stories told to Fawn on her travels.  Some of these stories are funny but most of all the word touching is the most common thread.  
I honestly learned a few things from this book and I think you will too.  This book will be a re-read for me and a stable in my personal library. 
Have you ever told yourself to stop reading because you didn't want to finish it?  It is so good that you never want it to end?  But the end of this book is the best.  
Get it!
 The Happy Author & her Happy Husband.

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Recommendations

I recommend this book to any and everyone especially those in a relationship!

Challenges

 This book is number 10 in my Diversity on the Shelf
This book is number 15 in my New to Me Author
This book is number 25 in my Goodreads Reading Challenge

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