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Author Ann H Gabhart & A Worthwhile Ride? — 40 Comments

  1. Both sets of parents approved our plans to get married. Since we were both only 19 yrs old they had to sign for us to get married. I know they thought that was waaaay too young. Now that I look back that is young! But me and hubby are still together 36 years later.

    Would love to read Ann’s book.

  2. Lol, the movie was Finding Neverland-so not the most romantic. But it was moving enough to allow for some casual “arm draping over the back of chair” behavior. 🙂

  3. On a funny note, my Grandmother was a great reader of the infamous Enquirer newspaper. When I was about to marry my husband (who is from Venezuela), she “warned” me that she had read an article in the Enquirer about a woman who had married “one of THOSE people” and woke up dead!!! We still laugh over that one nearly 34 years later:)

  4. When you’re set up by your future mother-in-law, sounds like a good marriage in the making and guaranteed good relations with your mother-in-law too. Thanks for sharing your story. Must have been a romantic movie!!

  5. Thanks, Beth, to you and your husband for your service to your country. I’d think. I’d say deployment would grow you up in hurry and it’s great to find the right one early in your life. Hope you and your husband have many happy years together.

  6. So glad things worked out for you and your parents came to love your husband. It would have been bad if my parents had judged my husband by his car when we were dating. The first car I went out with him in had a blue hood and a green door and a gray rest of the car and it bounced back and forth while it was making it’s way down the road. An interesting ride, but fun to remember now.

  7. Yes, Lyn, my Grandmother was forgiven! I didn’t know my Great-Grandmother but have seen pictures of her. My Grandmother never had a job and never drove a car but she always held her childrens’ hearts. She raised 6 strong sons and 4 strong daughters and they saw to it that she was always taken care of….even though it had to appear to be her idea!!! The last of the boys died shortly before Christmas last year but the girls remain…2 in the nursing home who are 85 and 90….and 2 who faithfully visit them and do their laundry every week…they are 88 and 81. The “baby” girl is my Mother!!! These 5 strong women definitely helped shape me into the strong woman I am today. I am thankful to God to have been so richly blessed.

  8. i’ve never married, but know that i would have very strong opposition if i had wanted to marry someone of another culture. My brother faced some opposition from my mother (dad was gone by then) but now things are going much smoother

  9. Christina B, my dh’s best man found his wife the same way! His mom set them up. I have another friend where the two fathers got together and set them up! FUN!

  10. Judy! I’m almost 3 years older than my dh too. I’ve had him over 35 years so I guess that’s a good number!

  11. So he takes good care of his car so he’ll take good care of our daughter? Well, that’s the first time I ever heard that one! 🙂

  12. Wow! What a story, Margie! You have to admire her strength. Did her parents ever forgive her?

  13. Hi Ladies! 🙂

    Thanks for having this giveaway. I’ve been reading some great reviews of Words Spoken True and would love to snag a copy of it! Sounds like my kind of story.

    As for your question, my husband and I didn’t have any opposition to our marriage-in fact his mom set us up! We worked at a library together and she always talked about her son that I had to meet. (Never mind the fact this son was dating someone at the time, and I wasn’t interested in starting a new relationship.) Eventually she wore him down enough to have him come meet me at work and ask me out to a movie. Well, the movie was a success and we’re still together six years later. 🙂

  14. This book sounds wonderful…in fact I’ve heard nothing but good things about it. History and romance blended together is my favorite.

    My parents have never had a problem with my husband. My mom was sad that her only girl and youngest child got married, but that’s how mom’s are supposed to feel she said. I still feel like I married young (I’m only 23), but after going through a deployment together, I just knew he was the one.

    Thank you so much for the giveaway!

    Beth
    bharbin07[at]gmail[dot]com

  15. Funny, Linda. Makes me think of the ad I’ve seen on t.v. where the young man is picking the girl up for the prom and makes her take her shoes off before she gets in the car. Not sure I’d have gotten in, but it is a cute ad. Sound like things worked out well for you and your parents were impressed with your husband to be.

  16. Thanks so much for sharing your grandmother’s story, Margie. Sounds like a plot starter to a novel to me. She must have ended up with the right man. Twelve children. So good to have a strong woman like her as one of your role models.

  17. Glad you like the cover, Sharon. It really represents the story and Adriane, my character well. Hope you’ll enjoy the book when you get a chance to read it.

  18. Thanks for sharing your story, Judy. Glad your mother came around and decided to love your husband without worrying about his age. It’s good to have your mother at your side when you’re going through tough times.

    Good luck in the giveaway.

  19. I would love a copy of Ann’s book, thank you for this giveaway!
    We had many difficult years, my parent’s opposed my choice of my husband. It was funny, someone mentioned caring for their car, my husband did not wash his car enough. So that was one of many reasons he was not a good choice. Still married 32 years later, with very little problems other than my parents(in the beginning) Now they seem to like him.

  20. I’m such an Ann Gabhart fan and I would love to have an autographed copy of this great book!

  21. Great photo Ann! Thanks Lyn for hosting this giveaway. I would love to win a copy of “Words Spoken True”. Sounds like a great story line!

    My Mom opposed my second marriage. She didn’t like the fact that Bob was younger than me. She was 3 years younger than my step-dad but I guess she didn’t see that as being wrong. My Mom did come around to welcome Bob into the family after a few years of marriage. So in the end it worked out fine. When Bob was dying from a brain tumor my Mom was right there to help me care for him.

    Blessings Ann and Lyn!
    Judy
    judyjohn2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

  22. The way my husband cared for his car and how he drove it made him a good choice and my parents thought he was the best. Funny, but true!

  23. Lyn and Ann…This sounds like a great book and I am very anxious to read it…hope to win a copy:) I have not personally met with any opposition in my choice of a mate but my maternal Grandmother did. She was born May 27, 1893, so not too far removed from Adriane’s world. She was engaged to marry a very rich man in her community who obviously was not her choice. Shortly before they were to be married, she eloped with the man who became my Grandfather…they were married on December 24, 1912 and were married until his death on January 18, 1946. She died July 25, 1979. They had 12 children and 10 of them grew to adulthood. She was an amazingly strong woman and one of my greatest role models. margie at mijares dot net

  24. This cover is beautiful! And… I was so excited when I read the synopsis because we live and work in Louisville – I cannot wait to read this! It will be like taking a look back in time at the city we love. Thanks for writing a book about the rich culture KY has to offer. – Kristy

  25. Ann – Great picture! Once again, entering to win a copy of “Words Spoken True”. Looking forward to reading it.

    Lyn – thanks for the posting. The cover of the book looks gorgeous!

    Sharon
    smoore@tcq.net

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