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Love in the Time of Foreclosure [Kindle Edition]

Stephanie Alison Walker
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Book Description

Stephanie Alison Walker's LOVE IN THE TIME OF FORECLOSURE is a personal, frontline account of the entire foreclosure process, including the costs no one talks about - the gut-wrenched anxieties and a stress-tested marriage, along with endless support from family and friends.

Stephanie narrates her and her husband's battle from their first foreclosure notice to the day they move out, complete with Kafka-esque lenders, last-ditch phone calls to the governor, realtors from hell and awkward looks across the office.

She's sharing her story so others know what to expect - from lenders, from brokers, from the family across the street. Steph hopes to remove the stigma of foreclosure, and her positive attitude, even as she loses everything, is a lesson for everyone in times like these.

Editorial Reviews


"If you know someone who is in that boat, grab them a copy of this uplifting book. It might just help them hang on to the love of their lives." - Meg White, REALTOR MAG Weekly Book Scan

Product Details

  • File Size: 334 KB
  • Print Length: 154 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Outpost19 (October 3, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,086,514 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love in the Time of foreclosure October 9, 2011
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I bought this book and read it in one day. I just couldn't put it down. For anyone who owns property or knows someone who owns property (which of course is everybody), or is looking for a model for handling adversity, this is a must read. Stephanie Alison Walker (the Author) takes you on a journey, with LOVE at the helm, into a candid, heartfelt and inspirational look at the power of the human spirit, when faced with what seems like insurmountable odds.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An honest look at surviving foreclosure October 8, 2011
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A personal account of one couple facing forclosure and surviving the bad days and working hard to have some good ones, too, while showing the attitude that can get you through with marriage intact. The author's honesty about the good, the bad and ugly makes it compelling, with hope overcoming despair.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Real, Honest, Empowering August 6, 2012
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LITTOF is serving a real need and filling a real void:

"The foreclosure stories dominating the media are of the doom and gloom variety and fall extremely short in the inspiration department. There is truly nothing out there. This void is why I begin to blog and why I'm writing this book."

It is a story of connection and vulnerability:

"The more I share the truth about what we are going through, the more other people open up to me about their own hardships. And the more we all learn. Whatever fears I had in putting myself out there are squelched when I discover that my attitude is inspiring others and our vulnerability is actually making a difference."

And THIS I truly love:

"What if the "American Dream" has nothing to do with bricks and mortar, but has everything to do with being a happy, self-expressed, free and responsible member of society? No house required. What if it has to do with reinvention, personal growth, love and adventure?"

YES! What the world needs is more stuff like this. Great read :].
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not just for those facing foreclosure October 24, 2011
By Jenna
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Love in the Time of Foreclosure is not just for those facing foreclosure. Stephanie Allison Walker talks so much about love and keeping your relationship strong through adversity that the book really should be read by anyone and everyone who is in a relationship or intends to be in a relationship they want to last through it all. Stephanie and her husbands love is such an inspiration and she does a really great job of being open and honest with her readers about how challenging it can be to keep it all together when the world around you is coming apart. And, who can't relate to that on some level? It's a great read and I highly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heart strings pulled November 11, 2013
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This book is pretty much a must read for anyone who's ever bought a house or frankly gone through any sort of adversity. It's an emotional roller coaster that never gets preachy or boring. I read the entire thing in two days because it kept sucking me in. Well written, properly paced. It's a fast read with depth, which is hard to pull off. I was very happy with this purchase. Very, very well done.
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4.0 out of 5 stars sooo educational January 30, 2012
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Everyone going through short sale or foreclosure should read this. Its informative and you can just feel the emotional turmoil, a great primer for handling any tough situation, yet laced with humor.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What an Amazing and Revealing Book January 28, 2012
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Although this book was written by the daugther of one of my friends and fellow book club members, that did not influence my opinion of her book. It was icing on the cake, so to speak. This honest and brave accounting of what one could experience in a situation like this is amazing. He humor was fabulous. Her passion about their situation was amazing. The information in the book applies to so many life experiences whether facing what they faced or whether facing life's challenges period! I purchased it for my adult children as well. I highly recommend this book!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
This book was a personal account of a couples sudden encounter with the extended and frustrating loss of their home. Read more
Published on January 8, 2012 by William D Mejia
5.0 out of 5 stars Love in the Time of Foreclosure
Walker's Love in the time of Foreclosure is an unusual side of looking at foreclosure. - the optimist's side where walker constantly sees the light shining in her darkness. Read more
Published on January 6, 2012 by Jennifer Maisel
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes, it could happen to you...
Stephanie's story helped me survive my own "personal economic crisis" and ultimate loss of my home. It's a tough expereince but it helps a lot to see someone on the other side who... Read more
Published on December 13, 2011 by Rl8rgal
5.0 out of 5 stars No book is more honest
This book is one of the most incredibly honest personal stories I have ever read. What makes it such a good read is the accessibility of the language... Read more
Published on November 26, 2011 by B. Polak
5.0 out of 5 stars What a beautiful inspiring story!
I really loved Love In The Time Of Foreclosure. I could not put it down and read it all in 2 days. What a beautiful, inspiring and GENEROUS story. Read more
Published on November 1, 2011 by Cindy
5.0 out of 5 stars Triumph over tragedy
For anyone facing foreclosure, this book is a must read. For anyone wanting to read an uplifting story about a couple that refused to succumb to despair, this is a must read. Read more
Published on October 23, 2011 by Blue Pacifica
5.0 out of 5 stars A book for our times.Readable and relevant true life story of today's...
"Love In the Time Of Foreclosure" is a real and heart wrenching story of a young couple's search for their dream house, mistakes they made after finding it, and the eventual loss... Read more
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More About the Author

Stephanie Alison Walker was born in 1975 in McHenry, Illinois. Her first public appearance as a writer was at the St. Anne's Elementary School Sixth Grade Author's tea and she's been chasing that high ever since. She writes plays, screenplays and non-fiction. Her short plays have been anthologized by Smith & Kraus and produced all over the world and even the virtual world of Second Life.

She has been the finalist for both the prestigious Princess Grace Award for Playwriting (2008) and the Heideman Award (2011.) Her full-length play, AMERICAN HOME, was the winner of Chicago's American Blues Theater's 2011 Blue Ink Award for Playwriting.

In 2008 Stephanie and her husband Bob faced foreclosure and lived to tell the tale on her blog Love In The Time of Foreclosure which has been called "A heartbreaking work of staggering acceptance" and has been featured on the front page of the Los Angeles Times, NPR's Planet Money, American Public Media's The Story with Dick Gordon, Business Week Magazine, Chicago Magazine and The Huffington Post. In October of 2011, LOVE IN THE TIME OF FORECLOSURE was adapted, expanded and published by the San Francisco digital publisher, Outpost19.

Stephanie lives on the north side of Chicago with her husband Bob, son Malcolm, Pug Dog Pablo and six chickens. She is a proud member of Lizard Claw Playwrights, Chicago Dramatists Network Playwrights, the Dramatists Guild and Courier 12 Collective and is a black licorice aficionado.


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