Monday, June 22, 2015

Old Fashioned Novel and Devotional {a FlyBy review and giveaway}

Last week, I reviewed the movie, Old Fashioned, which came out on the 16th of June.

This week, I have the chance to talk about a couple books related to the movie, and to do a giveaway.

Old Fashioned, by Rene Getteridge, is a novelization of the movie.  Gutteridge did a fabulous job with this!

We really enjoyed the movie, but like always happens with a book, the novelization gives more detail.  That meant that even though I already knew the plot, there still was some fun in reading the book, as I certainly learned more about what made both of the main characters tick.  And more about some of the supporting characters as well.  I might have liked that part the best.

From the publisher:
Turning his back on his reckless lifestyle, former frat boy Clay Walsh has settled down to turn an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town....and to purse lofty and outdated theories on love and romance.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.  Amber also finds herself surprisingly drawn to Clay, but his ideas about relationships are unusual to say the least, and they bring to light her own deep wounds and fears about love.  They say opposites attract, but can Clay and Amber move beyond their differences and their pasts to attempt an "old fashioned" courtship?

In addition, I received a devotional, The Old Fashioned Way: Reclaiming the Lost Art of Romance.

I wasn't sure what I'd think of this, but I have been reading a daily reading every day (there are forty of them) and I really do like this.  It isn't in-your-face about any "one right way" types of things, but is definitely designed to get you to think about what your boundaries are, and what is (or isn't) healthy.

I really do like this.

The publisher describes this devotional like this:

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, 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.  Regardless of your past mistakes, where you've been, what you've done, or where you are now, you can find and create a love that will last a lifetime!  As you work your way through this forty-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 before you know it, you'll be well on your way to creating a love story for the ages.  
I have an Old Fashioned Package to give away!  It includes the movie, the novelization, and the devotional.  US and Canada only, please.

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Carol said...

This would be an interesting watch & read for us to use w/ our 17 year old daughter, and maybe some of her friends from church.

Melanie said...

I am such a Rene Gutteridge fan! Have you read her homeschooling series? So hilarious. And edifying.

I would love to see this.... :)

Dawn said...

Based on your review, this sounds like a book that would fit nicely into our family library. I have never read anything by Rene Gutteridge, so it would be a pleasure to be introduced to a new author.

chickie717 said...

This looks like a movie I would like to see and share with family members.