TWO REVIEWS-ONE NOVEL/ONE STUDY GUIDE
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ABOUT OLD FASHIONED
Former frat boy Clay Walsh has given up his reckless lifestyle and settled down to run an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town. Determined to put his partying ways behind him, Clay has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and romance.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.
New to the area, Amber finds herself surprisingly drawn to Clay and his noble ideas, but her own fears and deep wounds are difficult to overcome. Can they move beyond their differences and their pasts to attempt an “old-fashioned” courtship?
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (December 18, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rene Gutteridge is the author of eighteen novels, including Escapement, Possession, Listen, Never the Bride (2011 Carol Award Winner), The Boo Series, The Storm Series, The Occupational Hazards Series and My Life as a Doormat, a Women of Faith selection for 2006. She has a degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis in screenwriting and twenty years of experience writing, directing and publishing comedy sketches. She writes in both comedy and suspense genres. Her upcoming releases from Tyndale House Publishers: Heart of the Country, Misery Loves Company and Old Fashioned. From B&H Publishers: Greetings from the Flipside co-written with Cheryl McKay.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rik Swartzwelder grew up in New Philadelphia, Ohio, a small town in the northeast corner of the state, near both Amish country and the birthplace of the National Football League. A former stand-up comic and sketch writer who almost became a preacher, he has worked as a radio DJ, public relations director, video store clerk, security guard, maintenance man, and college professor. He earned his MFA in Motion Picture Production from The Florida State University and was honored with a gubernatorial appointment to the Florida Institute for Film Education. He wrote, directed, and acted in the feature film OLD FASHIONED, which inspired both a novel and a non-fiction companion book (both based on his screenplay and published by Tyndale House Publishers). As a writer-producer-director, his films have screened at over 145 film festivals worldwide and garnered over 50 major awards, including a Crystal Heart, a national "Student" Emmy, and a CINE Special Jury Award.
If you watched the movie Old Fashioned you will love the book written from the screenplay. I love books more than the movies and this book is really fantastic. Lots of the same parts from the movie, but you can really get a clear, sweet picture from the book.
Written by Rene Gutteridge which I know is a fantastic author and Rik Swartzwelder who wrote the screenplay and helped put this book together, really is talented.
Really an interesting book, but my favorite part was the last chapter. It is so sweet and tender. Full of love and compassion. I recommend this for all of you lovers of romance.
Review for The Old Fashioned Way book on dating, courtship and romance below.
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ABOUT THE OLD FASHIONED WAY
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 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—for all of us. Regardless of your past experiences, where you’ve been, or where you are now, you can find and create a love that will last a lifetime.
As you work your way through this 40-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 be well on your way to creating a love story for the ages.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ginger Kolbaba is on a journey to embrace joy in every moment. She doesn't always succeed (she's a recovering cynic, after all), but she loves to learn from the adventure of the pursuit. She loves a good laugh, a ready smile, a dog's smooch, great food (vegetarian, thanks), growing faith, and remembering that love is all-powerful. She also claims one of her greatest gifts is ranting (good-naturedly, of course).
An accomplished author, Ginger has written, ghostwritten, collaborated, or contributed to more than 20 books, including her upcoming The Old Fashioned Way, set to release in January 2015.
Visit her at www.GingerKolbaba.com.
The Old Fashioned Way written by Ginger Kolbaba is an excellent study guide on dating, courtship and romance.
Each chapter introduces a different subject and tells of different situations that can occur and how to handle them in your relationship.
After each chapter is a part for reflecting what you have learned it is called Consider this and some chapters have you doing some journaling. Or there might be a quiz or something to pray about.
Really a full kind of study that will get you thinking and help you with all of the things that come up.
I highly recommend this book.
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