When I cant sleep I am reading, always on the look out for a new book. Recenty I have read the 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 Determined to put his partying ways behind him, Clay has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and romance.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.
Those around him find him strange and self righteous, but all Clay wants is to be a good man. When the free-spirited Amber moves into the apartment above Clay’s antique shop, Clay is drawn to her. As Clay struggles to maintain his ideals, Amber questions him and pushes his boundaries and yet is the only one that seems to accept Clay as he is now. Girls, you’ll just swoon at Clay and his old fashioned chivalry. At first I though he was perfect, but as you read, you learn there is more to his story and that maybe he is relying too much on being the perfect ‘good’ man and not enough on God. Amber struggles with her life, loneliness and her choices, and yet embraces every day.
This book left me thinking about my own life, and how things I went through can relate ro what he is going through. It was so nice to read an “old fashioned” story about someone with morals and godly beliefs. Amber and Clay are so different from each other but sometimes opposites do attract. It was so fun and heartfelt reading their story of getting to know each other. I laughed and I got teary eyed. A book that tugs on your heart strings and makes you feel all warm inside.
Another awesome book I read was the The Old Fashioned Way: Reclaiming the Lost Art of Romance. The Old Fashioned Way is a timely book, and a perfect study as we begin this New Year. It is based the movie that is due to hit theaters Valentine’s Day 2015, which also has a novel to accompany it (both titled “Old Fashioned”). The Old Fashioned Way is a devotional styled book filled with entries that will encourage believers young and old alike. You may have made many mistakes. You may have stayed on a different path than you could have. It is a book centered on God, His Son Jesus, and God’s extraordinary grace!
The author quotes scripture and refers to generally held Christian beliefs throughout the book. Old-Fashioned ideas of dating and courting can work for anyone, so people who are not Christians could glean useful information from this book as well. 40 seems to be a good number for the amount of days to commit to doing devotionals. Of course, one could read it much faster (like I did) or take their time and stretch it over a longer period of time.
Now for the giveaway one lucky winner will win the two books and the movie .From June 22 – July 8 This giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and older- one entrant per household, please. Just use the giveaway form below to enter for your chance to win! This blog is not responsible for prize fulfillment.