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About the Author

Emily Maynard Johnson is best known for her appearances on ABC’s The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. She lives with her daughter, Ricki, and her husband, Tyler, in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she writes a popular fashion blog for InStyle.com, manages her website and blog, and designs and markets a successful jewelry line.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (March 1, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0718038401
  • ISBN-13: 978-0718038403
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.9 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,192 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I bought this book because Emily's season was the last one I watched of any Bachelor series, and I really enjoyed watching her journey and felt equally upset for her when her second TV relationship didn't work out.
Emily focuses on her upbringing (which I enjoyed reading) and a lot on the Brad Womack days, however, it seemed like only about 8-10 pages were dedicated to Jef. Now this could be that she really felt strongly for Brad and spent more time talking about him and essentially didn't feel strongly for Jef and therefore didn't devote much time to him in the book. However, it felt a little lopsided in terms of flow of the book. All this time was spent building story & background with her upbringing, followed by much information on the Brad Womack days and then it wrapped up so quickly with a little info about the Jef Holm days and a super quick ending with her current life.
All in all, I enjoyed the book but felt the final 25% was quick, not thought out and didn't flow with the beginning/first half.
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Last year, I read Sean Lowe's book and I enjoyed that so much that when I saw My Story of Heartbreak, Redemption, and True Love: I Said Yes by Emily Maynard Johnson, another Bachelor/Bachelorette story, I couldn't resist!

I'm not really a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan but I enjoyed this book so much. I had followed a bit of Emily's story just over the course of time and I read a little about her in Sean Lowe's book since she was the Bachelorette when he was on the show initially.

I really enjoyed that Emily was open and honest in this book. She shared about her teenage years and the issues she went through with self-esteem and I think it's huge for women to be open. So many girls of the junior high/high school age right now feel like older women never went through what they are currently going through and that's just not true.

Emily writes about her relationship with former NASCAR driver, Ricky Hendrick and the tragedy that occurred in that relationship as well as the beauty that came from tragedy.

I loved that Emily wrote about how her relationship with the Lord changed over time and how she went from just being a "Christian" to really knowing God and walking with him.

Emily shares openly about the shows The Bachelor and The Bachelorette and about her experience with both. Just as it was with Sean Lowe's book, it is fun to read her inside scoop and behind the scenes thoughts on what the show is like. It sounds like such an incredible experience and quite the crazy one, too.

My favorite part of the book and Emily's story is that God showed her love when she least expected it and that's just how God works.

I think anyone who is a fan of the Bachelor/Bachelorette fan club would like this book. I also think anyone who just loves a good biography would enjoy it.

**I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.**
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As an avid fan of The Bachelor and all of its spin-offs, I'm well acquainted with Emily Maynard. I remember loving her on Brad Womack's second season (yes, the man did get to be the Bachelor twice, though neither turn led to lasting love), and I enjoyed her season of The Bachelorette (though I cared more about the guys than I did about her quest for love). Now Emily has written a book about her life on and off TV, and I jumped at the chance to read it.

While the description of I Said Yes makes this book sound like it will be about Emily's spiritual journey, it really isn't ... for the most part. The first third of the book talks about Emily's childhood and her romance with Ricky Hendrick, who died in a plane crash when Emily was pregnant with their daughter. Much of the rest of the book outlines her time on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, while the final pages discuss her growing relationship with Christ and her romance with her now-husband, Tyler.

By far, my favorite section of the book was when Emily talked about her time on the shows. (Would I have liked more details? Yes.) The tidbit that I found most interesting was that she was annoyed by Kalon from the very first night (she says his helicopter entrance was "a tacky, off-putting gimmick that came across as pretentious"), yet she kept him around because "can you imagine how boring the show would be if I only kept the nice guys around the whole time?" I wanted her to go one step further and confirm what I've long suspected, that the producers "encourage" the lead to keep certain people around, but she didn't.

As far as details about the show and the resulting relationships go, Emily probably spent the most time talking about her relationship with Brad.
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Very interesting to hear her upbringing and while she doesn't ever bash her parents, you can read between the lines and figure out that she wanted their time and attention more than anything. Money couldn't buy those. Emily grew up while raising her daughter and it seems her mom also grew up and matured alongside Emily as well. It was interesting to read how she met Ricky and how she fell head over heels in love with him. One could sense that he was her constant, her steady hand -- she could always count on him 100%.. For the first time in her life, she could count on someone to always be there. Emily discusses being on The Bachelor in great detail and the connection with Brad Womack was very strong. You could sense it in the book. While she doesn't say it, I really feel like, more than anything, not being able to date out in public or carry out a normal relationship -- being couped up in a house and all the media attention really led to the demise of that relationship. She also mentions not having a counselor or mediator to help them assimilate back into the real world. Wonder if that would have made a difference. After she writes many chapters about being on The Bachelor, Emily really doesn't delve into The Bachelorette as much. Once can sense that it was more of an experience and that she really didn't have much of a connection with any of them except for Arie -- and he likely would have been her final choice had he not had a relationship with producer Cassie, who Emily considers a good friend. It seems that Emily more enjoyed vying for Brad's heart than choosing a suitor when she was The Bachelorette. It sounds like The Bachelorette was a stressful experience for her. Not much is mentioned about finally meeting her current husband.Read more ›
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