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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Review of, Marrying A Widower: What You Need to Know Before Tying the Knot by Abel Keogh and Summer Giveaway on His Blog!

Product Details:

  • Title: Marrying a Widower: What You Need to Know Before Tying the Know
  • Author: Abel Keogh
  • Paperback: 114 pages
  • Publisher: Ben Lomond Press (April 19, 2012)
  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • ISBN-10: 0615632602
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615632605

Book Description:

Are you in a serious relationship with a widower? Are you considering tying the knot? Any lasting relationship takes a lot of work, but a successful marriage to a widower requires the ability for both of you to work through unique issues that most couples don’t face. Are you up to the challenge?
Drawing on a decade of experience as a remarried widower, Abel Keogh gives you unique insight into what it takes to make any long-term relationship with a widower successful, including:
  • How to make sure your marriage is new, exciting, and fresh instead of a rehash of the widower’s previous relationship.
  • Suggestions and tips for making sure both of you can talk about the late wife, his grief, and any other widower-related issues.
  • What role, if any, the late wife’s family should play in your relationship.
  • How to make the home feel like yours instead of theirs.
  • A dozen real-life stories from women who are engaged or married to a widower.
  • Marrying a Widower will help you decide whether or not the widower you’re dating is

    prepared to make the ultimate commitment. More importantly, the book will walk you through many of the challenging circumstances that come with tying the knot and help you decide if taking this step is right for you.

 My Review: 
Marrying a Widower: What You Need to Know Before Tying the Knot by Abel Keogh is a follow up and companion book to Dating A Widower. (Here is my review of the first book.) I was very interested in reading this new book after reading the first one. Before I had a chance to read it though, my friend, who was soon to wed a Widower wanted to read it first before her wedding. I was curious and wanted to know what she thought about the book. Here is what she had to say...

"What a timely book for me! I had just gotten engaged to a Widower when Sheila told me about this book. I thought I had worked through many things, but boy was I wrong. After reading this book I knew I still had a lot to work through before our wedding. I think the things that helped me most in this book were the chapters on Making a Home Together and Setting Expectations. Our biggest problem was where to live; my house or his house where he and his late wife raised their three kids. This had become a huge stumbling block in our engagement until I read the chapter from this book to him. The idea that we needed to start a new life together, in a new place won out. I am grateful for this author, Abel Keogh, for writing this book. I can say that this was an invaluable part of starting our new life."

After I read my friend's thoughts about this book I knew that there wasn't much else I would need to say. This book helped my friend and her new husband over a big hurdle in their relationship. A book like this is needed because it addresses so many concerns that may be there and you're not sure how to handle them. I was interested in reading how to Parent and Blend Families. I have two children, and if I ever marry again (I should say WHEN I marry again...being positive here people!) this will be one of my main concerns. In this chapter it talks about how to put each other first, being on the same page when parenting, being a parent first before a friend, and having each others back. 

Marrying a Widower: What You Need to Know Before Tying the Knot, is a must read book for those planning on marrying a Widower. You will find honest and thought provoking information that will help you make good decisions in your relationship. The true stories from real women, that share their own experiences, are also very helpful. This book I feel, is the last stop, in that final decision of whether or not that Widower you are dating will be your future husband.

Summer Book Giveaway on Abel's Blog
Here is an email I received from him..."Want to win a copy of Room for Two, The Third, Dating a Widower, or Marrying a Widower? Stop by my blog this week and guess where the various vacation photos were taken. If you’re one of the three winners, you can pick one of my aforementioned books and I'll mail you a signed copy. Details and photos can be found on my blog."

About the Author:

At the age of 26, Abel Keogh unexpectedly found himself a young widower. When he decided to starting dating again he looked in vain for resources that could help him guide him through the dating waters and open his heart to someone else. He found nothing. As he began blogging about his experiences, women dating widowers began emailing him asking for his thought on their situations. As the numbers of emails increased, Abel started writing a weekly dating a widower advice column called Widower Wednesday as well as the book Dating a Widower: Starting a Relationship with a Man Who’s Starting Over. Abel is also the author of the memoir Room for Two—the story of the year of his life following his late wife’s suicide—and the novel The Third. He and his wife Julianna are the parents of three boys and two girls. Learn more at 

**I was given a review copy of this book. In no way did this influence the honest review given.**

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