- File Size: 804 KB
- Print Length: 176 pages
- Publisher: Barbour Books (July 1, 2012)
- Publication Date: July 1, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00AAOB0UU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Lambert's Code (New Hampshire Weddings Book 2) Kindle Edition
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From the back cover:
ETHAN AND JULIE'S DREAM ENDS...
After three years of medical treatment, Julie Lambert faces the irrefutable truth: She will never have children. Devastated, lost, and alone, she buries her pain by making several life decisions that threaten her relationship with her husband, Ethan.
Ethan Lambert can't imagine a life without Julie. Yet, his marriage is failing and he doesn't know how to save it. Urged by his grandpa, Ethan launches a journey to understand the Lambert Family Code--submit one to another.
Can Ethan and Julie overcome the loss of their dream and rediscover their love for each other? Will they learn to live by Lambert's Code?
I really like the fact that this book deals with a married couple. Their issues of communication and submission are applicable not just for married but also dating couples, because I was reminded of the kinds of fights my husband and I had before the wedding.
The stress of Julie's infertility brings out the worst in both characters, which is sometimes comical and sometimes heart-breaking. It was hard for me personally to completely relate to their desire for children, because I don't feel as strongly about bearing my own kids versus adoption. However, their conflict is something I think most women will be able to connect with.
I can't say I completely identified with Julie. I think her personality is just too different from my own. As a consequence, there were times I wanted to bop both her and Ethan over the head. But I also think that's an indication of how well the story drew me in, since I became invested enough to want to change the characters' choices!
Ethan's family are all Christians, and it's neat to see their intense spiritual support since I am the only Christian in my family. There are no long monologues of preaching. There's a lot of sage advice from grandpa and practical application of the spiritual truths he teaches.
As a writer, I'm blown away by the elegance of the craft. I would recommend this book to any aspiring romance writer as an example of excellent overall story structure, compelling scene construction, and smooth pacing and flow. Dialogue has multiple layers, and it's never just meaningless arguments or chatter--each line has a point and a colored emotion beneath the surface.
I don't know if single women would appreciate this book as much, but any woman in a relationship (even teens) will find something meaningful in this story. A good, quick, light read.
But for all that, I just love read anything that Rachel Hauck writes! After reading "The Wedding Dress" she hooked me for good. I'm more than ready to read most anything Hauck writes. Just good, fun, enjoyable entertainment with lovable characters and great families involved.
Ethan and Julie married young and have settled in to their lives in their small town. Ethan works at the family business and Julie is a music teacher and musician. They have tried to conceive for years and the book opens with Julie finding out she will never be able to have children. Ethan skips the doctor's appointment because of a basketball game and learns from the doctor in a restaurant the results of that meeting. Julie is grieving for the children she can't have a takes the advise of a "friend" and makes a decision that will effect both her and Ethan's life without his permission. The author does a good job of showing how easy it is to mistake what we feel is happening with what is really going on as we get to read both characters feelings. Feelings they don't communicate with each other.
The changes in his marriage drive Ethan to seek out his grandparents advise and they tell him about "Lambert's Code" they encourage him to explore the code and to apply it to his own marriage. Ethan resists at first and finds himself separated from Julie.
Faced with separation from his wife he renews his commitment to her and their marriage and makes a move to capture her heart.
Having been married 30 plus years I can relate to this book and even found their grandparent's suggestions helpful. The message is clear without being overwhelming and allows you to think about chain of events that lead to the separation. This book had a message we all can learn from. Communicate!
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