Title: The Accidental Marriage
Author: Annette Haws
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc. (December 10, 2013)
Familiar Marriage Regrets?
Love is hard work—something Nina and Elliot didn’t anticipate when they rushed into marriage. Thinking their passion would conquer all, they never anticipated that cooking mishaps, laundry disasters, and a tug-of-war with a possessive mother-in-law could push them to the brink of divorce so quickly. If their marriage is going to survive, Nina and Elliot must not let pride stand in the way of their promise.
As a mother to all boys, the thought of always being known as the mother in law terrifies me. Everyone tells me that I will have boys that are close to me, and the thought of being that crazy attached mother to a grown man makes me nervous. So when I read The Accidental Marriage, the mother in law’s character traits are what I devoured. Nina and Elliot jumped into marriage, and as most young married couples, struggle with little things that end up feeling like really big things.
The Accidental Marriage is a great book. I was interested from the beginning and found it fun and refreshing. It takes on the issue of gender roles, parents involvement in decision making, and many other important issues. Taking place in the 70s makes for a highly critical time in the world for women in the work place. This a great clean read I could recommend to anyone, but would highly recommend for older teens and young adults. Do you like it when a book deals with real life issues that you can relate to? Sometimes when they are too real it stresses me out.