Tuesday, July 15, 2008

It Happens Every Spring by Catherine Palmer and Gary Chapman

Four Seasons Series

Book 1 – It Happens Every Spring
Book 2 – Summer Breeze
Book 3 – Falling for You Again
Book 4 – Winter Turns to Spring

I enjoyed It Happens Every Spring because it tackled some difficult marital issues in a non-threatening way. For many people it is easier to sit back and enjoy a novel rather than read a "self-help" book. This book gives you both for the price of one. People who may be apposed to counseling even Christian counseling may come to realize that they are not alone in the problems they deal with and they may find the encouragement they need to seek outside counseling.

Back of Books Says:

Word travels fast at the Just As I Am Beauty Shop. So when a simple homeless man appears on Steve and Brenda Hansen’s doorstep, the entire shop is abuzz especially when Brenda lets him sleep on her porch.

That’s not all the neighbors are talking about. Spring is blooming outdoors, but an icy chill has settled over the Hansen’s marriage. Steve is keeping late hours with clients and the usually upbeat Brenda is feeling the absence of her husband and college-age kids.

Add to that the unsavory business moving in next to the beauty shop and the entire community gets turned upside down. Now Brenda’s friends must unite to pull her out of her rut, and keep the unwanted store out of town. But can Steve and Brenda learn to thaw their chilly marriage and enjoy the hope that spring offers?

For a book excerpt go here. If you've already read the book and would like to answer discussion questions go here.

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