Category Singles

Back in the Game

Product DetailsBack in the Game: My Year of Dating Dangerously
By Kelly Green
Lioncrest Publishing
Price: $14.99

Book Description:  When your marriage fails, you have a choice. You can curl up on the couch with a tub of ice-cream and wallow in self-pity…or you can pick yourself up and search for a better life with a better man. Kelly Green was faced with this choice. She was the quintessential American wife and working mother of four small children. She had it all and did it all; her hobbies were interior decorating, Pilates, school fundraisers, and book clubs – basically, all the stuff women think they’re “supposed” to do. Then her “perfect” world was rocked by betrayal and divorce…and Kelly threw out her ice cream, put on a sexy dress, and spent a year re-discovering what it was really like to live. She partied with and dated Hollywood’s A-list, powerful Wall Street traders, elite art collectors, Argentinian polo players and chart-topping indie rock stars. Her road to recovering her self-esteem was paved with late nights, wild flings and rare company. Through it all, Kelly questioned everything she thought she knew about marriage, love and settling for the quiet routines of suburban motherhood. Told with unflinching honesty, her debut memoir is the bare-all story of a headstrong woman in search of a better inner life – with or without a better man.

Review

This book was  a bit riské for my taste and I often found myself thinking, “But what about the children…”  Even though I didn’t live my life this way even as a young divorced woman with small children, I still found this book well written and entertaining.  And even though I don’t agree with her philosophy of life, I did find she made some valid points, was completely honest about her journey, and that I did pick up on several life lessons that I could apply to my own life, even now.  So  I do give it five stars because it was a very good read.

~Reviewed by Sally M.

    The Wait

    Product DetailsThe Wait
    By DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good
    Howard Books
    Retail Price:  $24.99
    Amazon Price: $15.10

    Book Description:  Hollywood power couple DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good candidly share about their courtship and marriage, and the key to their success—waiting.

    President/CEO of Franklin Entertainment and former Sony Pictures executive DeVon Franklin and award-winning actress Meagan Good have learned sometimes all we can do is wait for “the one” to come into our lives. They spent years crossing paths but it wasn’t until they were thrown together while working on the film Jumping the Broom that their storybook romance began.

    Faced with starting a new relationship and wanting to avoid potentially devastating relationship pitfalls, DeVon and Meagan chose to do something almost unheard of in today’s society—abstain from sex until they were married.

    In The Wait, DeVon and Meagan share the life-changing message that waiting—rather than rushing a relationship—can help you find the person you’re meant to be with. Filled with candid his-and-hers accounts of the most important moments of their relationship, and practical advice on how waiting for everything—from dating to sex—can transform relationships, allowing you to find a deep connection based on patience, trust, and faith.

    Review

    These authors are role models for today’s singles on why waiting for sex before marriage is the answer to a lasting relationship.  It casts a vision for today’s singles, both young and old.   This book boosts the message that abstinence until marriage is the only way to have a fulfilling, guilt free, disease free, two-become-one we’ve only just begun exciting journey. But honestly, this book isn’t just about abstinence.  It is also about taking things slow and not rushing a relationship in may aspects.  It was a really good, thought provoking read that should be shared.

    Reviewed by Cara O.