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Getting to Mr. Right (Getting to Mr. Right Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- File Size : 2263 KB
- Publication Date : September 20, 2014
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 264 pages
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00NRQM35O
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,398,936 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Campbell run workshops to gain more information for her research. In her latest workshop she has three women, Suzy, Missi, and Felicity, who are all having issues in their lives finding Mr. Right and/or dealing with relationships with their fathers.
The author has created an enjoyable story that will reach all women wherever they are in their lives. This is a creative look into relationships and how each person dealt with their individual problems finding happiness. The author has created interesting characters who are believable and flawed in one way or another. These characters work beyond these flaws to find their niches in life to gain happiness and fulfillment in one or another.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to all woman and men who want to see beyond the myth or mystique of Mr. Right.
“Getting to Mr. Right” is the story of Missi, Campbell, Suzy and Felicity; four women who form a friendship over two common facts: they all have father issues and they all are wondering if Prince Charming exists for them or if he is a myth.
The first path of this story addresses how the four women’s fathers’ actions (or inaction) formed their approaches to male-female romantic relationships. Approaches that range from being overly critical of men, to being too submissive, to being far too dependent, needy and high maintenance, to being guilt laden. In essence, approaches that really point to feelings of unworthiness.
The second path of this story shows how the women’s views impact their ability to date in a healthy way, to end relationships in a healthy way, to stand strong for their values and goals, and to release the past in a healthy way.
Without giving too many details away (I’ll leave that for readers to enjoy), the four women “come into their own,” evolving through the use of honest discussions, emotional and mental support, courage to withstand a full examination, truth and change.
I enjoyed this story immensely and encourage all female readers, whether they have father issues or not and whether they have found their Prince Charming or not, to buy and read this book. I think women will be surprised at the small and large personal truths that will surface. I know I was.
As a side note, I want to give the author kudos for including diversity in her story. The four main characters came from different backgrounds, had different backstories, had varied experiences, and represented two generations. Also, the cast of secondary characters represented diversity in race and ethnicity.
A worthy read, indeed!
Three women sign up for a workshop under the guidance of Campbell, a counselor who's spent her career trying to debunk the Prince Charming myth, a concept where women expect a man to rescue them and be the sole source of their happiness. She believes a deeper issue is at heart, one that stems from troubled father/daughter relationships, all of which these three women have. What Campbell doesn't expect, however, is to meet a new man who challenges the very essence of her research, making her wonder if it's all been for naught. What if she's seen as a fraud?
As a long-time married woman, I found it interesting to read about the exploits of these women in search of a man, everything from Internet dating to extramarital affairs to "Cougarism." The author does a nice job of weaving their stories together and wraps everything up in a satisfying ending. Though I read very little romance, the book kept my interest, and the characters had depth and realism. It's much more than just a series of love stories. While I prefer more action in books and less introspection, the thoughtful exploration of characters made this an enjoyable read.
This is the second novel I've read by Ms. Balawyder. "Missi's Dating Adventures" is an equally pleasant read.
Carol Balawyder has captured the psychological and the emotional, two strong detrimental or favorable adherents to how to succeed in finding Prince Charming. This book is more truth than fiction and one or more of the main characters will resonate within you in the dating/relationship/marriage arena.
Do you sabotage your own chances for happiness? Do you have a father or lack-of-father complex? Do you fall in love too easily and unrealistically? Or will this wonderful storytelling open your eyes to what you are really looking for? Of course, you have to know what that is first.
Campbell, Felicity, Suzy, and especially recently separated Missi are thrown together in a scientific study to debunk the Prince Charming myth. Surprises are in store galore as everyone's perceptions are altered by their personal choices and push-me/pull-me energy of the group. The readers will all learn valuable lessons, some with happiness, some with sadness. Just as the reader will follow along with the great research that had gone into this novel.
Truth may be stranger than fiction. But fiction allows the truth to surface in amazing way.
I highly recommend this great read for women of all ages and men who may want to understand us creatures from Venus a little better. Enjoy the ride!
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Campbell's questioning of the existence of Prince Charming being a myth is the topic for the little women's group formed by the four women in the book. Missi has been duped by a philandering husband, Suzy exhausted with unsuccessful online dating, and Felicity is ruled by her father's dominance and the initial abandoning of her real dreams for the sake of keeping her father happy. Campbell herself, feels as though there is no such thing as Prince Charming until she is faced with the potential of one which makes her question her initial belief, why she formed the group in the first place, and if her belief could be altered.
As the women forge friendships amongst themselves, we learn about some of the damage in their pasts which has hindered their happiness in seeking relationships from having trust issues and low expectations. Throughout this well told story, these women begin to learn from one another and help restore one another's esteem and beliefs that there really can be happy endings.