I Said Yes

I Said Yes

My Story of Heartbreak, Redemption, and True Love

eBook - 2016
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When her high-profile search for romance led Emily Maynard to dead end after dead end, real love finally found her. Millions know Emily Maynard Johnson from her unprecedented double appearances on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Millions also know that neither of the relationships from those shows lasted much longer than a commercial break. Overcome with embarrassment following her nationally televised failures at romance, Emily finally committed her heart to the only one she knew would never leave her empty and alone. Abandoning her desire to be chosen by men and finding peace in the fact that she was already chosen by God, Emily found the joy she had been looking for in serving God. In I Said Yes, Emily tells the story of her life before and after reality TV fame, describing the profound new reality she discovered when she forsook fame in favor of the Lord. At the end of a long, fruitless search for a man, this courageous young woman found the truest love of all waiting right in front of her. To that love, Emily said yes.
Publisher: Nashville, Tennessee : Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, [2016].
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780718038441
0718038444
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: Gregory, A. J. - Author

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Mmegood
Jan 02, 2017

This book gives insight to Emily's life and her faith journey. As a girl, you can tell she had access and opportunity. However, as she outlines her struggles this is a great example of how things can appear fabulous from the outside but from the inside she simply wants love and acceptance. There is a good amount of time devoted to her bachelorette experiences on t.v. and sheds light on situations and decisions I was surprised by while watching the show. I felt better knowing how and why some things happened. As a faithful person myself, I appreciated her honesty and vulnerability with sharing her faith journey so far. I'm having my husband read the book too. He didn't grow up in a faith community and has already shared that he can relate to her childhood/teenage experiences.

This book is an easy read. I didn't want to put it down. I found it was easy to hear Emily's voice as I remember it from the television shows and interviews.

cmlibrary_lmansfield Jul 25, 2016

I knew Emily had lived an interesting life and this book tells her story well. I am a fan of the Bachelor/Bachelorette franchises, but think I would have enjoyed this even if I weren't. A significant portion of the book is devoted to her faith journey.

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bree79
Jul 05, 2016

I was surprised by her deep faith.

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