Walking on Sunshine

Trish Ryan – He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not – 2009/039

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

The Back of the Book: Trish Ryan was the quintessential successful thirtysomething woman:  She had a career as an attorney, a nice car, and a succession of men clamoring for her affection.  Despite all her accomplishments, the things by which she defined her life continually left her disappointed – especially when it came to dating.

While recovering from yet another breakup, Ryan set out to find the key to making love – and life – work.  She stocked up on advice books, pored over self-help articles, hired a life coach, and vigorously applied every suggestion to her life.  But instead of finding the happily-ever-after ending she was looking for, Ryan realized all her self-improvement hadn’t truly changed her.

After years of trying everything out there, she hesitantly decided to give God a try.  Honest, moving, and laugh-out-loud funny, He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not is Ryan’s story of how her search for the right guy turned into the search for the right God, and (spoiler alert!) how she wound up with her own fairy-tale ending.

NotJustLaura’s Review: I found this book fascinating.  Ms Ryan has walked a path very similar to my own and has come to a similar conclusion.  I’m amazed to find that my journey is not unique or something to be ashamed of.  Her style of writing is friendly and easy to read but, at the same time, brutally honest.  Some of it made me laugh out loud.  Parts were incredibly sad.  And all of it was touching.  I look forward to more in the future.

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