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Autumn Romance: Stories and Portraits of Love after 50 Hardcover – January 14, 2010

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"I love this book! What a beautiful testimony to the agelessness of love." --Marianne Williamson, author of The Age of Miracles, A Return to Love, Enchanted Love, Everyday Grace

"This is a special and rewarding book. The fact is, people can love as deeply at 70 as they did at 20 and Autumn Romance documents that face exquisitely. Here are real love stories, each more inspiring than the last.

Autumn Romance would make a wonderful present for people who have stopped believing in romance or for couples who want to celebrate their relationship, of any age. The photographs alone are worth the price!" --Dr. Pepper Schwartz, Love, Sex and Relationship Expert, AARP

"Reading Autumn Romance is like watching a Frank Capra film ... uplifting and upholding our belief in the common day miracle. Here are the role models we've been waiting for and here is a coffee table book you'll be proud to leave on display and a book you'll be happy to read, perhaps with a loved one. It would make a beautiful gift for just about anyone.

Reading it, I thought, "Denker just keeps topping herself! Just the stories would have been enough, but there are the photos, then the advice about love. This book is an absolute treasure." --Michael Brickey, Director, Ageless Lifestyles Institute, Ohio; author of Defy Aging, 52 Baby Steps to Stay Young

"This is a special and rewarding book. The fact is, people can love as deeply at 70 as they did at 20 and Autumn Romance documents that face exquisitely. Here are real love stories, each more inspiring than the last.

Autumn Romance would make a wonderful present for people who have stopped believing in romance or for couples who want to celebrate their relationship, of any age. The photographs alone are worth the price!" --Dr. Pepper Schwartz, Love, Sex and Relationship Expert, AARP

"Reading Autumn Romance is like watching a Frank Capra film ... uplifting and upholding our belief in the common day miracle. Here are the role models we've been waiting for and here is a coffee table book you'll be proud to leave on display and a book you'll be happy to read, perhaps with a loved one. It would make a beautiful gift for just about anyone.

Reading it, I thought, "Denker just keeps topping herself! Just the stories would have been enough, but there are the photos, then the advice about love. This book is an absolute treasure." --Michael Brickey, Director, Ageless Lifestyles Institute, Ohio; author of Defy Aging, 52 Baby Steps to Stay Young

About the Author

Carol Denker, the author, is a true believer in new beginnings. Not only did she find her own passionate love at age 62 (her story is the last one in the book), she began a third career, writing, at age 55.

Carol holds a B.F.A. degree from Queens College, a Certificate in Psychiatric Art Therapy from Hahnemann Medical University, a Masters degree in Humanistic Education from Marywood College and a Masters degree in Psychological Services from the University of Pennsylvania.

For most of her adult life, she worked as an art and group therapist. She also directed a parenting program in North Philadelphia for five years. Her first professional writing job was as staff writer for the Star newspapers in Philadelphia. She became an editor for the Star and then spent two years as a freelance reporter for several Philadelphia newspapers.

In 2004, Carol helped found The Spirit, a prizewinning independent community newspaper in Philadelphia that she ran as editor-in-chief for its first three years.

Carol is also a longtime portrait artist and painter; her commissioned and original work hangs in homes throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey; her work can be seen on her website A Portrait by Carol.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 132 pages
  • Publisher: A-Shirley Publishing; first edition (January 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615314414
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615314419
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 11.5 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #265,530 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Sally G. Landau on April 8, 2010
Format: Hardcover
There has been way too much written about the chances, or perhaps lack of, that are possible for people over 50 finding love. All the chatter, the magazInes, even movies feature the young with taut bodies and perfect complexions and full heads of hair. Love seems to offer infinite possibilities to these perfect young people. As we approach 50, or ye gods, 60 or 80 (!), we think, or we're taught to think, we've HAD our turn at love, and we invite ourselves into the grazing pasture as we wait for death. Finally! A book by Carol Denker, unabashedly titled, AUTUMN ROMANCE depicts 29 love-filled and hope-infused stories of couples all over 50, finding love in lots of unexpected and some ordinary places. Some were earnestly looking, some were taken by surprise, and each, in their unique way, found not just amazing love, but love, in many cases, so much better than they'd experienced in the past or certainly in excess of anything they'd imagined. If anything is to be learned from reading these stories, it is that with a change of attitude, a willingness to take care of one's self and pursue your dream and to be willing to share your life with another, great and abiding love is possible.....at any age. Thank you, Carol Denker, for a beautiful book.
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This book is as moving and powerful and beautiful as love itself. The photographs alone are worth the price! There is so much in it--the beautiful photos and pages, the beautifully written stories, the Advice at the end. But mostly there are the stories and each one says so much. The people are all different, from different states and backgrounds. There is a wonderful story of a gay man who finally found himself. These are ordinary people who are brave, honest and....well, not so ordinary. Love comes like a blessing for them at unexpected times and ages and so we understand, it can come for us too. This book is so lovingly put together--it will be a great addition to any coffee table. It makes a beautiful gift but you will also want to read the stories over and over for yourself.
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Autumn Romance is a beautifully done book of real love stories that happen to involve people over 50. The stories are real and fleshed out very well. You can tell the author did alot of research for this book. The book was well edited and had a wonderful flow. I highly recommend this book to people of all ages. There is much to learn in it's pages. I love the stories that show how people did work on themselves before they went looking for love. It was just an eye-opening experience and I truly hope you check this book out!
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Carol Denker knows the human heart better than any cardiologist! My hope is that every divorced, widowed or lonely person in the U.S. will read Autumn Romance: Stories and Portraits of Love after 50 soon. This books is a source of comfort and hope for everyone who has given up on love.

Denker, a writer with a deliciously dry sense of humor, met the man of her dreams when she was in her 60's. This experience led her to travel the nation seeking the most compelling mature love stories that she could find. The result is a book that is beautifully written, lavishly illustrated---and full of surprises.

The 29 couples profiled in this book are as diverse and interesting as America itself and readers will never forget them. My favorites are Vernon and Judy Lee of Denver, Colorado. Vernon is a physician who spent so many years living up to the expectations of others, that he forgot about his own happiness. His transition from a man who was quietly miserable to a person who finds joy with the kind and sensitive Judy is wonderful to behold. Don't forget to explore Carol Denker's own remarkable story----it's the last profile in this remarkable book.

As a reader and a librarian, I love this book. You will too.
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This is a lovely book, filled with people who were able to find that someone who provided a soft place to fall in their later years. I've often felt that parts of my life were done. I've found encouragement to believe that love never grows old, but that it changes as we age, sometimes into something more than was there in our youth. Bravo! Carol Denker
.Marilyn Allen
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The way Ms. Denker tells their stories and the character's she selected for Autumn Romance are very interesting and have given a couple of my single friends hope. If you are an individual in this age group and single this will inspire you. If like myself, you're still married after 43 years you will enjoy hearing Ms. Denker's style and depiction of these amazing love stories. This is such an easy read that we keep it on our coffee table so our guest's can also enjoy them. DJMoniot
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This is such a beautiful book. The pictures are gorgeous and the writings are eloquent. It is just lovely. High quality, would make a great gift or something for you to just enjoy. Thank you, Carol Denker!
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I first saw this book at an acquaintance's house. I picked it up and to my surprise, found myself in tears! Unable to read through it at the time, I came home and purchased it. The author captured the lives of people that had by kismet, serendipity and even misfortune, found someone that entered their world and changed it by the love that they created. I felt like I knew in some way or another, many of the people that Ms. Denker introduced me to in this book. It was as if I had gone to a wonderful party, and I would remember all of the unique guests whose lives enriched mine during the evening that we became acquainted. The rich photographs and the succinct glimmers of aspects of the men and women that I 'met' in this book opened up my attitudes regarding love in ones sixties, seventies and eighties. I felt a closeness to some of these people, so much so that I am hoping that Ms. Denker is planning on a 'Winter' sequel to Autumn Romance! The joy, intensity and revelation that life presents gifts to persons of all ages is hopeful, inspiring and validating. It's Impossible to feel like giving up or giving in on love after reading this original themed book!
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