How many women does it take to ruin a marriage? Eric Hayes is a man with too many women in his life. As a bachelor, he loved all of the attention, but now being a married man, he quickly realizes that he cannot please more than one woman at a time. Succumbing to the pressure, Eric takes a course at his wife’s church to become better equipped for the bittersweet realities of marriage: Husband 101. The course ends up being more than he bargained for and his role and actions as a man are put to the test, one that he struggles to pass. Unable to keep everyone satisfied, Eric’s picture-perfect life begins to crumble even before he can make it to his first anniversary. Will he heed to good advice and put into practice the lessons that can salvage his family, or will pride and self-reliance guarantee his fall?
To say I was excited to read Husband 101 by A’ndrea Wilson would be an understatement. Since reading Wife 101 (which was released in November 2011), I have been telling everyone I know about Wilson’s work. Husband 101 continues the story of Amber and Eric who are now married and expecting their first child.
Eric thought he knew all there was to being a good husband but when Amber urges him to attend the Husband 101 at her church, he realizes that he was deeply mistaken. Eric’s ambition to be a success on his own causes him to go down a path that blurs the line between bending the truth and telling a lie. Throughout the thirteen week Husband 101 course, Eric reevaluates, reexamines, and reassess his views on marriage and his role and responsibility as a husband.
Husband 101 clearly looks at the topic of men and marriage just as Wife 101 explored women and their role in marriage. Both books are work of fiction, but each chapter teaches a lesson that ministers to your soul and gives you a greater understanding of the words written in the Bible. Like its predecessor (Wife 101), Husband 101 is one of my favorite reads in the last twelve months. Couples 101 cannot be released soon enough!
Purchase Link: Husband 101 by A’ndrea Wilson can be purchased on Amazon by clicking on the book cover at the top of this post.
Title: Remove the Fig Leaves
Author: Carla Terrell
Headline: A Solid Debut
Married couple, Lola and Pete are the main characters in the debut novel, Remove the Fig Leaves by Carla Terrell. Lola and Pete have been trying to conceive for 5 years and so they went to see Dr. Good who is one of the best infertility specialists in their area. Over the course of time, Dr. Good falls in love with Lola and then as a result of his treatments she becomes pregnant with twins. Some would say it was a twist of fate but two months after the couple is able to conceive, Pete dies from a brain aneurysm.
The book seems to jump months ahead at a time in between chapters. Dr. Good’s nurse, Geraldine, encourages him to pursue Lola but there is another man in the picture. Dr. Good and Lola both must learn to remove the fig leaves of doubt, fear, and excuses and must choose to claim God’s most precious gift: love.
There were a few spelling errors but they were not major enough to distract from the storyline. Remove the Fig Leaves is a relatable and understandable story because like most of us, both Dr. Good and Lola were guarding their hearts and would not let go of different things of their past. Carla Terrell has written a Christian fiction story that is inspirational and lays the foundation for a very promising writing career.
Disclaimer: Read it All Book Reviews was given a free copy of this book from the author. We were not compensated for the review.
Title: Where Did We Go Wrong?
Author: Monica Mathis-Stowe
Headline: Girlfriends to the End!
Monica Mathis-Stowe writes a story that most women can relate to in Where Did We Go Wrong? Gabby, Maxine, and Joy believe they are thick as thieves but what happens when the ties that bind are challenged. Gabby is the diva of the bunch. She is determined to get whatever she wants at whatever cost normally forgetting about that little word called karma. Maxine is the one that seems to have the perfect husband and family life but everything changes when she finds out it was all an illusion. And, Joy has an overbearing mother who controls her even as an adult.
Monica Mathis-Stowe has done an excellent job at developing the characters as I could relate to an aspect of each of them and could feel their pain as well as their victories. Where Did We Go Wrong? is full of drama and will keep you excitedly turning the pages. I look forward to reading more work by Monica Mathis-Stowe.
Where Did We Go Wrong? can be purchased here: http://www.amazon.com/Where-Did-We-Wrong-ebook/dp/B007QE3Y60/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
Visit the author’s website at: http://www.monicamathisstowe.com/
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Title: Teach Me
Author: Iris Bolling
Headline: Take Notes!
Joseph and Sally Lassiter have twelve children and Teach Me by Iris Bolling is the story of the fifth child, Diamond. Diamond is beautiful, intelligent, and is ready for love. Enter Zack Davenport. Zack enters into Diamond’s workplace and he is loud, rude, and very obnoxious but somehow she finds herself attracted to him.
Diamond is determined to have Zack in her life but she is new to love and relationships. But, with the simple phrase of “teach me how to love you,” a romance blossoms between the two. Ms. Bolling writes a story that is full of laughter, struggles, realistic situations, and it leaves you waiting for more. This was my first time reading Ms. Bolling’s work but it will definitely not be my last as I plan to now read the entire “Heart Series” so I can get familiar with some of the characters.
Just remember when you think you are the one being the teacher, you might end up being the one who learns a lesson!