Tuesday, June 16, 2015

"Old Fashioned" Book and Devotional Review


About the novelization:  
Softcover; 303 pages 
Turning his back on his reckless lifestyle, former frat boy Clay Walsh has settled down to turn an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town....and to purse lofty and outdated theories on love and romance.  But when Amber Hewson, a free-spirited woman with a gypsy soul, rents the apartment above his shop, Clay can't help being attracted to her spontaneous and passionate embrace of life.  Amber also finds herself surprisingly drawn to Clay, but his ideas about relationships are unusual to say the least, and they bring to light her own deep wounds and fears about love.  They say opposites attract, but can Clay and Amber move beyond their differences and their pasts to attempt an "old fashioned" courtship?

My Thoughts

After watching the movie Old Fashioned I was curious to read the book that is written based off of the movie. It's always interesting because it's so similar to the movie compared to movies made off of books. The main difference is that there are many more details in the book, such as what Clay is thinking and how things look. I love books but I think I like the movie more so than the book because when I read the book I just picture the movie anyway. Also, it might be better to read the book before the movie maybe? In any case if you don't watch the movie you should at least read the book-it's a great storyline!

Four stars.

About the devotional:
Softcover; 222 pages 


Contrary to popular opinion, being "old fashioned" doesn't mean you're dull or unromantic.  In fact, a true old fashioned relationship can be more exciting and romantic than anything you've ever experienced!  So what does it mean to do things the old fashioned way?  Sure, it means opening doors, holding out chairs, and taking things slow.  But a true old fashioned romance goes much, much deeper than that.  Inspired by the motion picture Old Fashioned, this book will show you how to reclaim the lost art of romance by introducing you to romantic love as God intended it.  Regardless of your past mistakes, where you've been, what you've done, or where you are now, you can find and create a love that will last a lifetime!  As you work your way through this forty-day journey of inspiring readings and questions for reflection, you'll discover all the unique and amazing benefits of doing things the old fashioned way.  And before you know it, you'll be well on your way to creating a love story for the ages.   

My Thoughts

I really like this devotional. I've gotten through a few days worth and it is always good if it makes you think. Since getting into this "Old Fashioned" movie and book it has made me think about my past experiences, what I can do in my marriage, and what to teach my future children. I think this is a good devotional and I recommend to anyone!

Five stars!

"Thanks to Flyby Promotions for the free copy of the novelization and devotional in exchange for an honest review."

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