#ShareAReviewDay – Twenty Years: After “I Do” by D. G. Kaye

Good morning, everyone! Please help me welcome an author many of us know and love: D. G. Kaye (or Debby Geis). Deb is sharing a fantastic review of her book Twenty Years: After “I Do.” I know you’ll like Colleen Chesebro’s thoughts on this one, and will share them on all your social media sites. Enjoy, and thanks!

REVIEW:
Colleen M. Chesebro
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved how this couple overcame adversity with humor and a steadfast love for each other.

Canadian author, D. G. Kaye has written a heartwarming memoir in “Twenty Years After I Do,” detailing the ups and downs of marriage to an older man. I was eager to read this book because I am married to a man who is older than me by a decade. I wasn’t sure what I’d find, but having read other books by this author, I knew I was in for a treat. 

Kaye shares how she met her husband, Gordon, chronicling how he swept her off her feet with his captivating personality, and how he made her laugh. With a sense of intimacy, the writing draws you in, as if you are listening to a good friend. Their connection, a true love story, (so rare these days) was a joy to experience through her words. 

This book is a memoir in the real sense of the word, where the author details her relationship with her husband based on her knowledge of his battle with prostate cancer. As time trudges along, and more health issues crop up, this couple finds themselves confronting their mortality head-on. Most people would crumble under the stress of these burdens, but not Kaye. Because of the love that she and Gordon share they discover that they can overcome whatever life throws at them.

What I enjoyed was Kaye’s willingness to share the innermost details of her life experiences so others could learn from her example. There was no glossing over here, and she does tell it like it is. Ultimately, she leads the reader to the conclusion that love and humor conquer all. I’ve taken many of her insights and tucked them away for future reference. 

A quick read, “Twenty Years After I Do,” will touch you with warmth and sincerity, as the phrase “…till death do us part…” takes on new meaning. 

MY RATING:
Character Believability: 5
Flow and Pace: 5
Reader Engagement: 5
Reader Enrichment: 5
Reader Enjoyment: 5
Overall Rate: 5 out of 5 Stars

BLURB:

In this personal accounting, D.G. Kaye shares the insights and wisdom she has accrued through twenty years of keeping her marriage strong and thriving despite the everyday changes and challenges of aging. Kaye reveals how a little creative planning, acceptance, and unconditional love can create a bond no obstacle will break. Kaye’s stories are informative, inspiring, and a testament to love eclipsing all when two people understand, respect, and honor their vows. She adds that a daily sprinkling of laughter is a staple in nourishing a healthy marriage.

Twenty years began with a promise. As Kaye recounts what transpired within that time, she shows that true love has no limits, even when one spouse ages ahead of the other.


Author D. G. Kaye

Debby Gies is a Canadian nonfiction/memoir author who writes under the pen name of D.G. Kaye. She was born, raised, and resides in Toronto, Canada. Kaye writes about her life experiences, matters of the heart and women’s issues.

D.G. writes to inspire others. Her writing encompasses stories taken from events she encountered in her own life, and she shares the lessons taken from them. Her sunny outlook on life developed from learning to overcome challenges in her life, and finding the upside from those situations, while practicing gratitude for all the positives.

When Kaye isn’t writing intimate memoirs, she brings her natural sense of humor into her other works. She loves to laugh and self- medicate with a daily dose of humor.

Buy Twenty Years: After “I Do” Here:


Please feel free to connect with Debby on social media and any of her author and blog pages at:
 

www.dgkayewriter.com
www.goodreads.com/dgkaye
www.amazon.com/author/dgkaye7
www.twitter.com/@pokercubster (Of course there’s a story to this name!)www.facebook.com/dgkaye
www.about.me/d.g.kaye.writer
www.linkedin.com/in/DGKaye7
www.google.com/debbydgkayegies
http://www.instagram.com/dgkaye
www.pinterest.com/dgkaye7

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Click on these links to visit D.G. Kaye’s books:
Conflicted Hearts
P.S. I Forgive you
Twenty Years: After “I Do”
Words We Carry
MenoWhat? A Memoir
Have Bags, Will Travel

41 thoughts on “#ShareAReviewDay – Twenty Years: After “I Do” by D. G. Kaye

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  2. Great review, Colleen. I felt the same way when I read this book. It is is so well done because Debby is so open and honest in it. And we all know that the best writing is the hardest in the sense that we open ourselves up to vulnerabilities. Kudos to Debby, and to your review, Colleen.

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