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It Happens Every Spring by Catherine Palmer & Gary Chapman (19)

  • Kindle: 21712 KB
  • Print: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (April 21, 2011)
  • ASIN: B004XJG67A



Meet the characters that live, work, dream, and love in the community of Deepwater Cove. Best-selling authors Gary Chapman and Catherine Palmer team up to show how four married couples, all in different stages in life, experience the joys and hardships of marriage as examined in Gary Chapman's The Four Seasons of Marriage. In book one, Steve and Brenda face a common problem among middle-age couples: empty nest syndrome. Steve works too much, and with their two children out of the house, Brenda feels lonely and unfulfilled. In order to save their marriage, the two must learn to reconnect. Readers are also introduced to many charming characters, like Cody, the mentally challenged homeless man that shows up on Steve and Brenda's porch; Pete, who owns the Rods ’N’ Ends tackle shop; and Patsy Pringle, who owns the Just As I Am beauty parlor, where much of the action takes place.
The series is based on the marriage principles found in Gary Chapman's non-fiction book The Four Seasons of Marriage. Similar in tone and light-hearted, quirky humor as Jan Karon's Mitford series, Fannie Flagg's books or Steel Magnolias. Each book has a study guide that talks about the four seasons of marriage and the healing strategies depicted in that volume's story.


AUTHOR BIO
Catherine Palmer lives in Atlanta with her husband, Tim, where they serve as missionaries in a refugee community. They have two grown sons. Cathy is a graduate of Southwest Baptist University and holds a master's degree in English from Baylor University. Her first book was published in 1988. Since then she has published over 50 novels, many of them national best sellers. Catherine has won numerous awards for her writing, including the Christy Award, the highest honor in Christian fiction. In 2004, she was given the Career Achievement Award for Inspirational Romance by "Romantic Times BOOKreviews" magazine. More than 2 million copies of Catherine's novels are currently in print.

With her compelling characters and strong message of Christian faith, Catherine is known for writing fiction that "touches the hearts and souls of readers." Her many collections include A Town Called Hope, Treasures of the Heart, Finders Keepers, English Ivy, and the Miss Pickworth series. Catherine also recently coauthored the Four Seasons fiction series with Gary Chapman, the "New York Times" best-selling author of "The Five Love Languages."


REVIEW:
This was a delightful read!
How I love Cody. He is so sweet and just wants to be helpful.
Brenda knows this and lets him help, not realizing she needs more help than she even knows. Her marriage is rocky, she's an empty nester and life is not where she thought it would be. 
Steve, her hubby, is a good guy. He has no idea what the issues are. But that's totally a guy thing.
These characters feel so real. Like my neighbors, whom I have known my whole life and can see the stress in their lives. I feel it.
Definitely love the ending! I love when things come together just as you would expect them too. 
Yup, people are gonna love this one!!


4/5




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Comments

  1. glad it was good for you and you make the characters sound so interesting. quite a wide variety of them and i like that
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  2. This book sounds captivating and fascinating.

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