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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Double Review & 3 Prize Giveaway (Movie and Books!): Old Fashioned



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About the book:
Former frat boy Clay Walsh has given up his reckless lifestyle and settled down to run an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town. Determined to put his partying ways behind him, Clay has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and romance.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.

New to the area, Amber finds herself surprisingly drawn to Clay and his noble ideas, but her own fears and deep wounds are difficult to overcome. Can they move beyond their differences and their pasts to attempt an “old-fashioned” courtship?

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My thoughts:

Old Fashioned, the novel, was much better than the movie -- in my opinion. I felt like the characters and their emotions were better portrayed in written form. I liked how the book was written and that it was authentic in the characters' struggles.

Since I've seen the movie, I couldn't help but picture the actors and scenes while reading this novelization and I actually think that made me enjoy it even more.

 All in all, I enjoyed Old Fashioned. If you are looking for a sweet, unique read and enjoy contemporary romance, you might like this book. 

*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*


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About the book:
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 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―for all of us. Regardless of your past experiences, where you’ve been, or where you are now, you can find and create a love that will last a lifetime.

As you work your way through this 40-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 be well on your way to creating a love story for the ages.
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My thoughts:

The Old Fashioned Way was really good. I liked how the chapters were short and easy to get through, but also thought-provoking. I can see myself rereading parts someday since I had to read this quickly and wasn't able to soak it in.

The quotes from the movie were fun and I thought that the author made some great points. I liked how she pointed out the positive in both today's dating scene and yesteryear's dating scene.

Overall, The Old Fashioned Way was a great read. I really liked reading it.

*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*



Enter for a chance to win a copy of Old Fashioned (DVD), The Old Fashioned Way (Book), and Old Fashioned (Book)! Giveaway is open to the US and Canada. Ends 7/14.

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18 comments:

  1. Oh, this sounds like a wonderful prize giveaway. It would come in handy for my two adult aged daughters thanks.

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  2. I have an old fashioned marriage and need a few tips to make my relationship with my husband more romantic as God intended. I would love to watch the movie and read both books.

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  3. I'm excited to read Old Fashioned and see the movie. I have been a fan of Rene's since Boo came out years ago. I'm also hoping that I get the chance to see the Skid movie sometime soon, the book was really good.

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  4. I really do think that love stories are much nicer when they are written so that all of the couples interaction is done the old fashioned way and not done on the internet or texting. Who wants to get love notes texted to them when a really nice note can be kept? It just seems to have more meaning if someone has ot get out a paper and pen and write a note! There really isn't much to be said about text messages. They are cold.

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  5. I did leave a comment already to be reviewed.

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  6. I love the idea of the movie and the books to bring back old fashioned romance. I've been wanting to see the movie ever since it came out and the books sounds just as good (especially the non-fiction one). I believe in our time and age this kind of books/movies are really important so that people can question themselves as too where society is today and if they stand by society's standards.

    Thanks for the reviews and the giveaway! ;)

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  7. I have read the book & would really like to see the movie..Thanks for the review and I agree it was a good book!

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  8. I'm excited to try this book out!

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  9. I haven't seen this movie yet, and would really like to. And I didn't know until recently that there's a book! Now I'd like to read it, especially if you think it's better than the movie. :)

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  10. I heard a lot of good things about the movie... Hoping the book will be just as good!

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  11. I have been wanting to read this book! I actually hadn't heard about the movie somehow.... huh.... LOL Oh well, I have now!
    Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  12. Ooh, I've been wanting to see this movie!! And I have the book on my kindle actually, :D But I haven't gotten a chance to read it yet.

    Anyway, nice review, and thanks for putting on a giveaway! :)

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  13. Never heard about this before -- am very interested in both movie and book!

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  14. I have so been wanting to watch/read this!! Thank you for sharing your review and for the lovely giveaway! - Juli

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  15. Hi Melanie. This sounds like something I would like to win for I'm old fashioned too. Thanks for the reviews. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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  16. I always think that a book is better than the movie based on the book. There is no way that you can fit all of the important details into a 2 hr. movie. Thanks so much for the chance to win this prize package.

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  17. Thank you for the wonderful review ! I grew up in a time when old fashioned was in fashion ! i think this is a great time for being reminded what that really means, and helping model our lives on its principles. , and offer the younger generations better role models.
    mcnuttjem0(at)gmail(dot)com

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