In this book, the author draws on her expertise as a therapist to essentially deliver a series of well formulated self-help exercises for those wishing to reclaim love into their relationships and lives. The concepts explored in the book are therapeutically well recognized ones, such as the effect of a poor love relationship with a parent, as a child, in creating self-perpetuating patterns of dysfunctional love in our adult lives. In places, the author spices her explanations with references to neurological studies.
This is a book for those at the early stages of the journey to finding fulfilling love in their lives rather than someone who has worked on themselves, and their relationships, and is looking to take it to another level. Hope will unfold for such a newbie should they go through the book and complete the exercises.
I would have found it easier to know where I was in relationship to the exercises were there clearly numbered chapter headings and a guide - either at the beginning of the book, or at the start of each new exercises - to what to expect and complete. The assertion from the outset that `Love is a gift to us, given to us by our Creator," might put potential non-religious readers off, but they shouldn't be. The body of the book contains material that speaks an easy to understand language relevant to all, no matter what their spiritual convictions.
It does, however, lead to an interesting contradiction where the author,in the preface, states "Our spirit is pure love" and heads her first chapter "Love Is All There Is," then later in the book reduces love to being "an emotion."