By Catherine Palmer
Meet the characters that reside, paintings, dream, and love in the neighborhood of Deepwater Cove. Best-selling authors Gary Chapman and Catherine Palmer crew as much as express how 4 married undefined, all in numerous phases in lifestyles, event the fun and hardships of marriage as tested in Gary Chapman's The 4 Seasons of Marriage. In booklet one, Steve and Brenda face a standard challenge between middle-age undefined: empty nest syndrome. Steve works an excessive amount of, and with their teenagers out of the home, Brenda feels lonely and unfulfilled. with a view to retailer their marriage, the 2 needs to learn how to reconnect. Readers also are brought to many captivating characters, like Cody, the mentally challenged homeless guy that indicates up on Steve and Brenda's porch; Pete, who owns the Rods ‘N' Ends take on store; and Patsy Pringle, who owns the simply As i'm good looks parlor, the place a lot of the motion takes place.The sequence is predicated at the marriage ideas present in Gary Chapman's non-fiction publication The 4 Seasons of Marriage. related in tone and light-hearted, quirky humor as Jan Karon's Mitford sequence, Fannie Flagg's books or metal Magnolias. every one booklet has a learn advisor that talks concerning the 4 seasons of marriage and the therapeutic recommendations depicted in that volume's tale.
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Glad to be of service,” he said. ” “It’ll be a while,” Steve said with a laugh. Pete was a decent sort of fellow, Steve thought as he pulled away from Rods-n-Ends. Passing the beauty shop next door, he saw that the lights were still on and Patsy Pringle was doing someone’s hair. It gave him a good feeling to envision people working in their stores and salons, building up the local economy, making life better for themselves and everyone around. As he drove away from the town of Tranquility toward Deepwater Cove, Steve reflected on the long journey of his own life.
Steve grimaced. News traveled way too fast in Deepwater Cove. He recalled the heated discussion he and Brenda had gotten into the evening before. It seemed lately that was the only kind of talking they did. Brenda had once been bright, energetic, and fun. But she was growing more and more unpleasant, and the whole situation confused him. Just when she should have been her happiest, she had begun to turn sour and snappy. On top of that, she had lost so much weight that she looked downright haggard.
Yes, but…but…” For once in her life Esther had run out of words. ” Patsy asked. She had swept her station and put away the dryer and curling iron from her last customer. ” Brenda stood, laid down her magazine, and then faced Esther. “Cody slept on our porch swing last night. And if he’s there again tonight, you can tell Charlie not to bother him. ” With that, she lifted her chin and carried her purse over to Patsy’s station. Steve Hansen pulled his Honda Civic hybrid to a stop at the gas pump in front of Pete Roberts’s Rods-n-Ends.