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Review: Love for Grown-Ups

By Bookaholic @BookReflections
Review: Love for Grown-Ups
Love for Grown-ups: The Garter Brides' Guide to Marrying for Life When You've Already Got a Life by Ann Blumenthal Jacobs, Patricia Ryan Lampl, and Tish Rabe
Genre: Non-fiction
Pages: 208 (paperback)
Source: TLC Book Tours
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Over thirty-five and still seeking that special someone? About to take a serious relationship to the next level and want to make sure it works—for keeps? The Garter Brides can help!
These three friends—whose name derived from the lucky garter passed from one woman to another—met and married wonderful men later in life. Now you can tap into the wisdom of this special sisterhood through the true stories and real-life strategies these women—plus the dozens of others they interviewed—used to meet the right guy, fall in love and create exciting, happy and fulfilling lives.
- Transforming dating from a drag to a delight
- Revealing your history and hopes for the future
- Blending friends, family and kids
- Creating a home together
- Dollars and common sense for grown-ups
- Your wedding, your way
...and much more!

My Review:
I was very curious about this book even though I knew I wasn't the target audience.  Love for Grown Ups is a self-help book for women still searching for their special one whether they have never been married or looking for love after divorce.
The first third of the book reminded me of motivational "You can do it!" message while the rest gave concrete bits of advice for women running into the maze that is dating and marriage.  I love how the brides contrasted what they would have done in their twenties versus their thirties, though at times, I thought it came across as a bit condescending (but again, I'm not the target audience).  The format was very easy to read with large titles, and boxes for specific tips.  I was able to get through this in no time.  Some of the advice touched on issues I had never considered and I think it would be useful in all marriages and relationships.  My only critique is that the advice was over-simplistic at times and failed to discuss the hard issues/situations where it isn't so easy to follow the logical path.
Overall, I enjoyed this read and think it would be motivating at the very least, and it is awesome if you are potentially dealing with blending families and kids.

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