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Find true love and keep it for life

We all have romantic expectations about the person we love-whether weíre single or married, male or female. Yes, there can be a Mr. Right! Just not a Mr. Perfect. So throw away that shopping list! In this hilarious look at finding and keeping love for a lifetime, youíll laugh at bad blind dates and honeymoon horror stories. Youíll discover how to make your romantic expectations more realistic, yet still keep those love fires simmering.

Laura Jensen Walker is an author and speaker. Her books include Dated Jekyll, Married Hyde and Mentalpause. She lives in California with her most-of-the-time romantic husband, Michael.

ìThis collection of ring-true, funny stories about dating and marriage offers an honest look at how men and women work out their relationships with fear and tremblingÖand laughter.î -Liz Curtis Higgs, author of Bad Girls of the Bible

ìYou wonít be able to pry your hands off Love Handles. Lauraís fun, breezy style will keep you turning pages and chuckling aloud with laughter.î -Becky Freeman, author of Marriage 911 Laura Jensen Walker is a speaker and breast cancer survivor who loves to find the humor in life. Her books include God Rest Ye Grumpy Scroogeymen and Thanks for the Mammogram! Walker lives in Sacramento, California, with her husband and their piano-playing dog.

About the Author

From the time she read 103 books in her first-grade class, Laura Jensen Walker knew she wanted to be a writer. Growing up in the Midwest, she also knew she wanted to see the world. To do this, she heeded Uncle Sam's call and joined the United States Air Force after high school.

By the time she was twenty-three, she'd visited eighteen countries and seen such wonders as the Louvre in Paris, the Parthenon in Athens, and London by taxi. While stationed in Great Britain, she became addicted to antiques, tea with milk and sugar, and any and all things English.

Settling in California after her tour of duty, Walker received a bachelor's degree in journalism after attending college intermittently for twelve years. The recipient of several awards, including a scholarship from the California Newspaper Publishers Association, she's been a copy editor and reporter covering everything from local government to pigeon racing.

As a starry-eyed single Christian woman, Laura longed to be swept off her feet by some tall, handsome, godly man who would propose to her sweetly on bended knee with a look of rapt adoration in his eyes (in some wildly romantic setting, of course!). Well, God did send her a handsome, godly man-just half an inch taller than Laura. And he proposed in his car which kind of eliminates the bended-knee part.

Not exactly the romantic situation she had envisioned. But she recognized true love when she saw it and grabbed it, and has been holding on to it for dear life ever since!

After the success of Dated Jekyll, Married Hyde, she wanted to extend the "delighting in the differences" concept to all romantically impaired men and women both married and single who may have unrealistic expectations of the person they love.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 174 pages
  • Publisher: Spire; English Language edition (July 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800787110
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800787110
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 4.3 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,732,628 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Laura Jensen Walker is an award-winning writer and popular national speaker. Her previous novels include Daring Chloe, Turning the Paige, and Reconstructing Natalie, chosen as the first-ever Novel of the Year for Women of Faith® conferences. The author of several non-fiction humor books, Laura lives in Northern California with her husband, Michael, and their canine daughter Gracie.

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lisa J. Cook on September 25, 1998
Format: Paperback
This is a quick, fun read; packed with humorous anecdotes about relationships between men and women. Definitely as funny a book as her first title. Can't wait for the third book!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 15, 1998
Format: Paperback
Laura Jensen Walker has done it again! Never has such truth about the differences between men and women been told. Again and again I was amazed at how much I could relate to. A perfect gift for men and women.
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