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Pearls For The Bride: Dear Daughter... Paperback – May 2, 2014
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About the Author
Laura Thomas has been married to her high school sweetheart for 25 years and is still on her honeymoon. After spending 13 years home schooling her children, she is now making her dreams of being an author come true. You can visit Laura at www.laurathomasauthor.com
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First of all the cover of this book is exquisite. The picture of a beautiful bride wearing a lovely pearl necklace captures the true essence of this “Dear Daughter” letter penned by the author to her daughter before her wedding day to her much loved fiancé. These pearls of wisdom are universal therefore, Author Laura Thomas, decides to share her letter with all young women about to begin married life.
Celebrating her own twenty-fifth anniversary to her high school sweetheart, Thomas wants to share her first hand knowledge of the makings of a life-long relationship. There are so many gems of wisdom in this well-written book that it would be impossible to touch base on all of them; however, the theme of Chapter Six boldly jumped out at me. It is simply titled “Sorry” followed by the quote “A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers”. This little gem pretty well captures what true love is all about and with all the other words of wisdom touched upon in this short book, it is a very motivational read indeed...
“Pearls for the Bride: Dear Daughter…” is a faith-based inspirational handbook for brides-to-be and Author Laura Thomas does a fine job of sharing her pearls of wisdom with her reading audience. It is the perfect little gift from a mother to her daughter as she embarks on her marriage journey.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Inspirational Author & Book Reviewer ~ Dolores Ayotte
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This book was a very easy read, that kept you turning the pages. It is filled with knowledge that I wish had been given to me prior to marriage, as I could have made life a lot easier on myself. But know after reading this I will take away many of the points in this book and use in my married life. I truly believe women will enjoy this book. There are many religious references that may turn off a non-believer, but honestly the references are ones that whether is comes from the Bible or not are good words to live by.
I am an advocate of anyone who honours marriage, and cheer for men, and Laura unabashedly makes the husband the main subject of this book. I was immensely pleased at that, as it is easy to believe a marriage ought to revolve around the female and her demands. In the pages of Pearls for the Bride are themes of physical appearance, spiritual growth, in-laws, traditions, physical home, vacations, dating, saying sorry, marriage as a partnership, being realistic with each other, to name a few. Laura has a refreshing way of juxtaposing simple ideas alongside more dramatic ones thereby creating word pictures that bring smiles, and outright laughs, consistently throughout the book.
I plan to share this book with my own daughter when she is nearing marriage. I wish this book was not so short and would love to see an expanded version. Despite it being a quick read, it is thought provoking, and if the lessons are learned and applied, they will last a lifetime. (I wanted to give this book 4.5 stars but the rating system did not allow it.) Thank you for this valuable and relevant letter, Laura.
I received this book free in exchange for a review.