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Sunday, April 25, 2010


About the book:
Annie is a college grad-student who is stumped about love. Her mom and dad are in the throes of a divorce, her teenage sister is obsessed with how her boyfriend makes her look, and her closest friend Jennah is on a continual ride of running off every guy she dates.

Friendships, dating, romance, and marriage; it's all confusing to Annie until the day a white-haired stranger appears in her life. Glaen is an unusual professor with an unusual name. Her white-haired unconventional mentor guides Annie on a path of discovery that unlocks the secrets of real relationships in a world gone phony. By abandoning herself to learn, Annie discovers the mystifying affect of how learning to tell the truth changes everything in friendship, family, and love.

The solutions Dr. Lybrand offers in this book will astound and free you to quit doing the very things that take away your ability to find the love and friendship you want. More importantly, you'll discover a fresh path to the possibility of greater connections with those you care most about. You'll want everyone you love to read this book...twice!

I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. Was it a self-help book? Was it a novel? I discovered that it's a bit of both. Wanting to write a book about real relationships, Annie finds herself the only student in an odd class with an interesting professor. As the course unfolds, and using biblical principles and scripture, Glaen mentors and guides Annie to important ideas, questions and answers to age old questions about dating and marriage. As Annie does a lot of observing of singles and couples, she discovers questions, lies and subsequent truths, all of which can cause honest, thought-provoking reactions to a reader.

While the ending is a bit contrived, I think there is something for everyone in this little story, whether you're single and dating or married. It's a fairly short book, but I think there are layers that will come out each time you read it.

Thanks to Audra Jennings at
The B&B Media Group and for the opportunity to tour this book. You can learn more about Fred Lybrand and the book here. You can purchase your own copy here.

Read 4/10

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4/5 Stars


  1. This does sound like an interesting little book that could be helpful.

  2. Interesting I never thought of a fictional book being used as a means to self-help. Good review

  3. What a cool sounding book. This is going on my to-read for sure. Thanks for the review!