Monday, February 17, 2014

Happy Wives Club by Fawn Weaver (Book Review)

Disclosure of material connection- I received a copy of the book from the publisher via Book Look. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions stated are 100% my own.

About the book (from the back cover)

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 and sent the link to a few of new friends. What started as a casual invitation to five women exploded into an international online club with 150,000 members in more than 100 countries.

Happy Wives Club is Fawn’s journey across the world to meet her 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.

My thoughts:

When I read the description of this book, I was intrigued. It does seem that we are surrounded by a negative conception of being married. My husband and I are 8+ years in and there have definitely been ups and downs, definitely times where things were strained, but overall we have always had a strong love and a happy vibe in our marriage. It was great to read that someone has made it their mission to put out the word that happy marriages do exist and have these happy wives unite and encourage one another. For the most part it seemed throughout Fawn's journey, whether it be in Africa, Australia, Europe or North America, everyone's secrets to marriage were pretty much the same answers. It seems that no matter the culture, the same handful of things as well as making up your mind to be in a happy marriage and not let the negativity seep in, seems to work for couples globally. I was not shocked at the answers these couples gave as their secrets to a happy marriage, but what I loved about this book was the absolute positivity that radiated out of it. I loved reading these couples personal stories and even seeing the author find some answers for her own life through her journey. I absolutely loved reading about all of Mrs. Weaver's travels throughout the world and her descriptions of all the places she visited and the sheer love she clearly has for husband. Part of the beauty of the book is that it is clear that the author absolutely feels as she says she does about her marriage and you can really see that through her words about him or all of the times she mentions how much she misses him while she is off seeking the answers from these great couples and I loved reading about the reunions through the book. I absolutely recommend this book to anyone who needs some encouragement about happy marriages or just likes reading happy stories or stories about travel.

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About the author:

Fawn Weaver is the president of ValRentco Corporation, it’s subsidiary and a former hotel general manager. She and her husband Keith have been married since 2003 and despite both having busy schedules, they make it a point to keep the flame burning for their marriage. Fawn's passion for her marriage set her on a journey that began with The Happy Wives Club website and turned into this wonderful world wide adventure that became the book Happy Wives Club book.

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