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Happy Wives Club: One Woman's Worldwide Search for the Secrets of a Great Marriage Paperback – January 7, 2014
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"Let this stunning and captivating writer take you on a journey - an exploration around the world that ends up at a place far too few women have the sense enough to reach...a place called 'Happy'." -Priscilla Shirer, New York Times best-selling author, The Resolution For Women
"Poking through the mud of a media culture rife with exploitative images of desperate housewives, Fawn Weaver's Happy Wives Club is a wildflower spreading hope for the institution of marriage, not as a religious or political institution, but as the opportunity for two souls to evolve... This book is, first and foremost, a love story." -Lissa Rankin, MD, New York Times best-selling author, Mind Over Medicine
"The beauty of this book lies in its simplicity, humility, and a style of storytelling that makes you sad the book is coming to an end. If there were ever a case made for "happily ever after", it's the Happy Wives Club." -Kristine Carlson, New York Times best-selling author, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love
"Fawn Weaver had me at marriage advocate. Anytime someone is in search of the goods and then shares them with her fellow brothers and sisters, I'm a fan." -Gabrielle Reece, Supermodel, Fitness Expert and New York Times Best-selling author
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What is it all about?
I had read rave reviews about author Fawn Weaver’s popular blog, HappyWivesClub.com, which I checked out myself and signed up to receive updates. I had high hopes when I initially sat down to begin reading her book.
Fawn, a self-professed happy wife, had grown tired of hearing and seeing negative aspects about marriage all around her. On a whim, she decides to prove that good marriages exist in abundance and started an online Happy Wives Club. It was very well-received and led to the author’s real-life journey–to 12 countries on 6 continents–to interview couples about their marriages and what makes them great. The result was a New York Times Bestseller and an increase in the Happy Wives Club membership to over 600,000 members and counting from over 110 countries.
My honest opinion
I had a difficult time relating to the stories and accounts in this book. As I read the exchanges from those that were interviewed about their happy marriages, I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop. I kept searching for a wife or a couple that reminded me of myself or my marriage. There were not any. All of the couples, including the author and her husband, expressed that their marriages were happy because they didn’t let negative things or people in, they were mirror images of each other, something life-altering had occurred to make it that way, or they never argued. Huh?
I think a happy wife and a happy marriage can exist, does exist, for many people. I don’t believe there is a specific formula or method to it. Certainly not the ones told by those interviewed.Read more ›
This is a great book! Not only is it a book about happy marriages, but it also gives readers a glimpse into the different cultures that Weaver experiences on her travels. I think the idea behind the book is awesome; because happy, successful marriages are not only possible, they are happening all over the world.
Throughout the book, Weaver and the couples she interviewed admitted that happy marriages don't happen naturally, they take work and commitment. One couple in particular identified our disposable mindset as a society transferring into viewing marriage as a disposable endeavor. However, a happy, satisfying marriage is possible.
I think this book is great for newlyweds and couples who are overall happy in their marriage. However, I think it might not be the best book for women to read who are struggling in their marriage. This is only because it is not always helpful to read about how great marriage is when your marriage is less than happy. Furthermore, there are some biblical reasons that support divorce under certain circumstances. Aside from those couple negatives, I think this is a great book that is a wonderful resource for couples.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from BookSneeze in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
I loved the premise, and was hoping to glean some wisdom from long-time, happily married couples. Yet, I didn't take anything away that would be helpful in my own marriage. I grew tired of her sappy perspective and rolled my eyes through most of the book. Talking about how you 'miss your hubby so much' doesn't tell anyone anything about how to resolve difference, make compromises, or pretty much anything that could be construed as helpful for the wives out there, happy or otherwise. And for the record, I am a happy wife.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book was a joy to read! I would recommend this book as a gift to newlyweds; I plan on giving it as a gift to newly engaged women as often as possible! Happiness is a choice!Published 2 months ago by Bobbifer2001
Didn't really care for this book. Reading about the author traveling around different countries to tell peoples stories about why they are happily married was ok, but this... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Leslie Asher
Boring! I couldn't even get through the entire book. I am VERY disappointed in Fawn Weaver as a person as well and call her FRAUD. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Crystal Vaughn
This a really great book. I highly recommend to anyone, regardless of your relationship status!Published 5 months ago by Jazmyn Scott
Don't need a book about how to have a happy marriage. Been together 36 yearsPublished 6 months ago by ooooooooo