It Happens Every Spring

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Meet the characters that live, work, dream, and love in the community of Deepwater Cove. Best-selling authors Gary Chapman and Catherine Palmer team up to show how four married couples, all in different stages in life, experience the joys and hardships of marriage as examined in Gary Chapman's The Four Seasons of Marriage. In book one, Steve and Brenda face a common problem among middle-age couples: empty nest syndrome. Steve works too much, and with their two children out of the house, Brenda feels lonely and ...
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Overview

Meet the characters that live, work, dream, and love in the community of Deepwater Cove. Best-selling authors Gary Chapman and Catherine Palmer team up to show how four married couples, all in different stages in life, experience the joys and hardships of marriage as examined in Gary Chapman's The Four Seasons of Marriage. In book one, Steve and Brenda face a common problem among middle-age couples: empty nest syndrome. Steve works too much, and with their two children out of the house, Brenda feels lonely and unfulfilled. In order to save their marriage, the two must learn to reconnect. Readers are also introduced to many charming characters, like Cody, the mentally challenged homeless man that shows up on Steve and Brenda's porch; Pete, who owns the Rods ā€™Nā€™ Ends tackle shop; and Patsy Pringle, who owns the Just As I Am beauty parlor, where much of the action takes place.
The series is based on the marriage principles found in Gary Chapman's non-fiction book The Four Seasons of Marriage. Similar in tone and light-hearted, quirky humor as Jan Karon's Mitford series, Fannie Flagg's books or Steel Magnolias. Each book has a study guide that talks about the four seasons of marriage and the healing strategies depicted in that volume's story. Tyndale House Publishers
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Publishers Weekly
Relational expert Chapman rewrites his core message in fiction, teaming with prolific Christian novelist Palmer in this first in a projected tetralogy highlighting the concepts taught in Chapman's The Four Seasons of a Marriage. The plot and characters evince Chapman's thesis that marriage is a journey back and forth through different "seasons," while the neighborhood of Deep Water Cove and little town of Tranquility, Mo., provide the settings. Five local women start a club ("TLC") to help one another through problems in their relationships and their community. In a squeaky-clean nod to Desperate Housewives, a charming handyman is steaming things up with Brenda Hansen. Meanwhile, romance is brewing for Patsy Pringle, who runs Just As I Am, a "faith-based beauty experience." Palmer's descriptions can go over the top; the obligatory "autumn" character "was a windblown shock of wheat, a ripe apple hanging heavy on the tree, a mourning dove that gathered her little ones close about her and cooed in the wind." A homeless, mentally handicapped man gives Palmer some engaging opportunities to flesh out the other characters as they respond to his plight. However, the novel's scenes too often conspire to illustrate a counseling point, and the included study guide reinforces the idea that this is self-help disguised as fiction. (Jan.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Chapman, best-selling author of the nonfiction series "The Five Love Languages," and veteran fiction author Palmer (The Affectionate Adversary) team up for a new series exploring the seasons of marriage. In the first entry, empty nesters Steve and Brenda have lost touch with each other. Brenda views Steve as obsessed with his real estate career and thinks he has lost interest in her. Steve can tell something is bothering his wife, but he hasn't got a clue what to do about it. When Brenda begins to behave strangely and form questionable relationships, everyone in the small town of Deepwater Cove is talking about it. These two accomplished authors combine their skills in this charming, poignant effort. This would make a great book club selection and stir up conversations on marriage and the seasons of life. Recommended for public libraries. Chapman is a pastor in North Carolina; Palmer resides in Missouri.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781414311654
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/3/2007
  • Series: Four Seasons Series , #1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.78 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    What a charming read

    While this book was heavy on life lessons and character, it was a very easy read. The book dealt with themes like: friendship, trust, tolerance, forgiveness, identity, community, etc. I have not read any of the rest of this series, but I can tell that the different character's story lines could easily be picked up in other installments. I would highly recommend this book as it touched upon many emotions and at times I laughed out loud, found myself frustrated, and even cried. This is food for the soul.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2011

    Good quick and read.

    Simalar to Jan Karon. But worth the time up lifting and breath of fresh air. WANT TO READMORE OF THIS?

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2008

    Can This Marriage Be Saved?

    First in a series of four novels, It Happens Every Spring by Gary Chapman and Catherine Palmer does a great job at illustrating the two sides of a marriage in trouble. Brenda feels lost, now that the children are gone and Steve has immersed himself in his new job. She needs to feel a part of something and she needs attention and support from Steve. Steve needs physical affection and attention from Brenda, to believe that she appreciates his efforts as breadwinner. But somehow their timing is all off, their needs no longer mesh, and the longer things go, the farther apart they grow. There was an old magazine series called 'Can This Marriage Be Saved?' we find ourselves wondering the same thing. A little preachy in a place or two but altogether a good story. Bits and pieces of other marriages in Tranquility peek through and we hope they'll be further developed in the other volumes.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2011

    Good read

    I did not LOVE reading the book but it was a good book. Written by a Christian author. This is good to read when in between books you love.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 1, 2011

    Uplifting and Tragic Together and Heart Warming Too

    I found this book to be relaxing and enjoyable overall. I really got to know the characters well and felt a connection with their ups and downs. It did not take long to catch my interest. I will enjoy reading the rest of the series. Cody is a great example of how we should live when being a loving example to others.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 7, 2011

    Great read!

    I really enjoyed this book. I laughed and I cried. Can't wait to read the rest in the series!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 17, 2011

    Long Joy

    Incredibly long book, recommended for those who are prepared for a grueling read. The diamond is defintly " hidden in the rough". Terror is scarce, replaced by boring details and background history, however, the terrifying parts are very good and scary, however few they are. Again, and diamond hidden in a very, very rough rough.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    Love it, hard to put down...a very good read, will definatley re

    Love it, hard to put down...a very good read, will definatley read the rest of the series

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 30, 2011

    Good transition book

    Book has a good plot, I used it to read in between my mystery ones. It depicts real life situations.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 17, 2011

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    Easy Christen based read on a small town

    join the TLC club as they help each other with marriage, children, a homeless boy and all the joys and problems of a small town in Missouri.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 29, 2011

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    Really good reading!

    I enjoyed this book . It was a good story and always held my interest.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 17, 2011

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    Good reading if you are a 'Christian'.

    I enjoyed the basic story line but there was WAY too much 'Christian' proseltizing plus for instance: The usual arbitrary formulaic stereotypical 'Goth' = 'Satan Worshiper' misconception.

    The authors should have done their homework, in the event it really mattered.

    There was no mention of the religious theme in the book review.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 12, 2011

    Amazing

    I didn't have any big expectations when I purchased this book but after the first few pages, I was glued! I truly enjoyed this book and cannot wait to read the rest of the series!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2007

    Entertainment That Teaches

    I love Christian fiction because you can learn while being entertained. Based on concepts from his non-fiction book The Four Seasons of Marriage, Dr. Gary Chapman joins forces with CBA best-selling author Catherine Palmer to launch The Four Seasons series. Anyone who's been married or contemplates marriage will enjoy this first book. A page-turner, I read it in It Happens Every Spring in two sittings. An explosion of trouble in the opening sentence sets the stage in this fast-paced novel. Be ready for an emotional rollercoaster ride. You'll chew your nails, laugh out loud one minute and cry the next. You may also see your own marriage through new eyes. Chapman and Palmer hold nothing back in presenting a gut-wrenching story filled with all the temptations and problems of marriage. Be ready for some unexpected twists in this honest portrayal. Novel Reviews gives It Happens Every Spring a high recommendation.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2014

    I got this book on Audio..in preparation for a long road trip. B

    I got this book on Audio..in preparation for a long road trip. Both kids plugged into their music, i was able to listen to this book. Enlightening and whimsical. By the end of our journey my 16yr old's head set was off and she wanted to listen to it too. Full of life's lessons.  Just wanting to know which order  to read (listen) to next in the series?

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  • Posted February 27, 2014

    This was an excellent read. I was lucky to receive this book thr

    This was an excellent read. I was lucky to receive this book through the Tyndale Rewards program. I picked it because of Gary Chapman since I love his 5 Love Languages book and have found that Catherine Palmer is an excellent author too. This book was hard to put down. It read well & the characters were so relatable. In addition to the great story line you can see Gary Chapman's hints worked into the story line. I could easily see this book being made into a movie. I am starting the next book in this series (Summer Breeze) today

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2014

    Good book

    This was a good book i didnt think i would like this book…its not a wow book but its worth reading

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2014

    Excellent

    Part of series of seasons of a marriage. Well written. Enjoyable read.

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  • Posted November 12, 2013

    It Happens Every Spring was a great story about Brenda & Ste

    It Happens Every Spring was a great story about Brenda & Steve as they wandered through life. Brenda was struggling with a purpose for her life after her children grew up and left and Steve was always working. With the help of some women in the neighborhood founding the TLC and a mentally challenged man showing up on her doorstep Brenda discovered purpose again.

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  • Posted October 30, 2013

    I was glued to the pages of this book from the start, yet the st

    I was glued to the pages of this book from the start, yet the story moves along at a relaxing pace. The families are a part of a small community in Missouri town where golf carts can get you just about anywhere you want to go.

    Brenda and Steve Hansen have been married for almost 25 years and have raised three children who are now on their own. Having an empty nest after so long, Brenda becomes depressed. With Steve being a successful real estate agent and away from home a lot, Brenda starts to feel lonely and resentful towards her husband.

    Can living in a close-knit community help this couple, or make things worse with town gossip?
    What about the stranger who shows up at the Hansen's door? Or, the handyman that does work on the Hansen's basement?

    This is a well orchestrated story that brings to life some interesting characters. It focuses on the importance of marriage, friends and faith. I would recommend this book to anyone who is having difficulty in their relationship. If you like the laid back type of lifestyle or are a fan of Jan Karon, I believe you will enjoy this novel.

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