Book Review: Everything Romance

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When I signed up for the Blogging for Books program and saw the title Everything Romance, I was instantly intrigued.  The back cover states, “Romance is always in season when you’re in love.”  This book reminds couples that love and romance is for every day, not just Valentine’s Day or anniversaries.

“Everything Romance,” by Todd Hafer, is a compilation of love letters, love quotes, love stories, love facts, and more.  My favorite quote had to be the one from Dan P. Herod…”Love is like a tennis match; you’ll never win consistently until you learn to serve well.”  I enjoyed the trivia (did you know that the average couple spends about two weeks of their life kissing?), the real life love stories (like how Jack Benny made a provision in his will so that after his death,his wife, Mary, would receive red roses for the rest of her life), the date ideas (Drive-In movie theater…if only there were one close to us!), and the great list of things you can text your spouse during the day (“My favorite place to be is in your heart.”)

With all that, there were some elements that I did not like about the book.  Some of the quotes seemed to make love seem more flippant…or narcissistic.  In addition, some of the short stories were fictional accounts of love following a divorce.  I was concerned with the fact that divorce just seemed to be okay even though it was Christian fiction.

Overall, it was a cute, fun read for a person who loves romance.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

-Bonnie

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