TWW’s Book Review: It Happens Every Spring by Gary Chapman & Catherine Palmer


Steve does nothing but work, work and work some more. Brenda is faced with nothing to do as the children grown and gone. He
doesn’t listen to her and she doesn’t take an interest in his work. Two
people who used to be so in love and into to each other are now so far
apart from each other. While this book is billed as a empty nest story,
it really is much more than that. It’s how to get two people to
reconnect after drifting so far apart.

The story is set in the
small town of Tranquility, Missouri, a beautiful town in the heart of
the Ozarks. We meet a cast of characters that include Brenda and four
other local neighborhood women, who form the TLC, a group that helps
each other, the community and meets weekly at the local beauty shop.
Throw in a handyman, a mentally challenge homeless man/boy and a owner
of a rod and tackle shop.


Throw
in some humor, some emotion, wrong attraction, a little antagonism, and
some honest, real life dialogue and you have not only a fictional
story, but a scene out of someone’s actual life. How many couples can
say they have never experience a time like what was present in It Happens Every Spring
by Gary Chapman & Catherine Palmer? Very few, I would imagine, as
every couple goes through a period of winter when one, the other or both
spouses feel a little bit dead inside. While the situation might not be
exactly the same, the feelings and emotions most definitely are.

After
being married
for 20 years, I can totally relate to this story. Every marriage,
including my own, has gone through the various seasons. In my eyes, this
story is totally believable and shows that no matter what the season,
anyone can weather it as long as they make an effort. Rating:

Wishing you moments of great reading!
 

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