The Happy Wives Club: One Woman's Worldwide Search for the Secrets of a Great Marriage

The Happy Wives Club: One Woman's Worldwide Search for the Secrets of a Great Marriage

by Fawn Weaver
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The Happy Wives Club: One Woman's Worldwide Search for the Secrets of a Great Marriage by Fawn Weaver

A New York Times Bestseller!

One woman undertakes a worldwide search to learn the secrets of a great marriage—and finds one foundational truth that could change everything.

Fawn Weaver was a happily married woman running a successful business—and then something happened. Maybe it was divorce rate reports on the evening news, The Real Housewives of Orange County, or any daytime talk show where husbands and wives dramatically reveal their betrayals. Everywhere she looked, Fawn saw negative portrayals of marriage dominating the airwaves and dooming everyone to failure.

Looking at Keith, the love of her life, she knew that wasn’t true. She was determined to find and connect with women just like her—happy and optimistic about marriage, deeply in love with her spouse, and committed to building a strong marriage that stands the test of time.

On a whim,she started the blog and sent the link to a few of new friends. What started as a casual invitation to five women exploded into an international online club with 150,000 members in more than 100 countries.

Happy Wives Club is Fawn’s journey across the world to meet her friends and discover what makes their marriages great. Join her on this exciting, exotic trip across six continents and through more than eighteen cities. Walk the streets of Mauritius, the historic ruins in Italy, and the vistas of New Zealand and Australia. Go from Cape Town to London, Manila to Buenos Aires, Winnipeg to Zagreb.

Along the way, you will meet everyday women whose marriage secrets span cultures. You will hear their stories, witness their love, and be inspired by the proof that happy, healthy marriages do exist—and yours can be one of them!

It turns out great marriages are all around us—when we look for them. Go on a trip with Fawn and learn the best marriage secrets the world has to offer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400205042
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 01/07/2014
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 471,937
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Fawn Weaver is the founder of the Happy Wives Club, a community of more than 300,000 women in 110 countries. is an upbeat blog dedicated to positively changing the tone about marriage. It has attracted nearly 2,500,000 visitors and was twice named best marriage website by

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The Happy Wives Club: One Woman's Worldwide Search for the Secrets of a Great Marriage 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It was an easy and interesting read from the start. Fawn has a way of drawing you into her journey, so you feel as if you are with her, which for me was exciting, since I have never visited most of the places she traveled to! I loved the stories of the marriages, and that the people interviewed were so open and honest... no candy coating... marriage is not always easy, but definitely worth working through the rough times. I also appreciated Fawn's own transparency with her own struggles and her own story. Happy Wives Club encouraged me not to be complacent in my own marriage. After 30 years it is easy to settle into a routine... Thank you, Fawn!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A happy marriage is not a myth! I've only been married for 2 years and run into people who constantly reminded me that my husband and I are only happy because we are still in the "honeymoon phase." It gave me such motivation, inspiration, and a feeling of sisterhood to know that not only were happy wives and happy marriages a real thing, but that I have one and can continue to have one for as long as I am willing to keep it that way! Pay no attention to the number of won't even notice and it's worth the investment of your time! Once I picked it up and started reading, I honestly couldn't put it down and was so sad when it ended! Fawn goes on a beautiful literary journey, literally traveling the world to find out and share the secrets to having and keeping a happy marriage; you will feel like you're traveling with her. Depite cultural, economic, and linguistic differences, love is a univeral force that spills over into our marriages, if we want it to be that way. If you're married, engaged, seriously dating, or want to be one day, I couldn't possibly recommend this book more! It's full of the beauty of all the potential a happy wife brings to a happy marriage and spreads that beauty to the happy husband and illuminates a happy world. No one person will ever be perfect, but we can all have a perfect love and a truly happy marriage. This book is literary proof that happy marriages do exist and it shares the secrets to what makes them reality!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fun ride! Not only did I learn a ton from happily married couples all around the world, I felt like I was the one traveling from country to country. Fawn's writing style really makes you feel like you are on the journey with her! You won't want to put it down because you'll want to learn the next "secret" and travel to the next town to meet another amazing couple. A quick and inspiring read that not only teaches you great lessons in love, it also makes you eager to put the lessons into practice (AND travel the world with your love!)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have already been recommending this book to all my married and engaged friends before I had even finished reading. This book was such a blessing and encouragement for me as a newlywed
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WifeMommyMe More than 1 year ago
The idea of a happy marriage is fast fading in today’s society. Everywhere you turn someone you know is getting a divorce or you see the next celebrity couple that just couldn’t make it work. However, Happy Wives Club features interviews with women across six continents about what it takes to have a loving and long lasting marriage.This book is truly encouraging as it shows women and couples who have gone through just about every type of marital challenge yet come out of it stronger and more in love with each other than ever before. Fawn has the ability to speak to you through her book in a way that makes her feel like you are amongst your dearest girl friends. Happy Wives isn't meant to be a self-help book nor does it provide a how to list to fix your marriage yet pushes you to want to be a better, happier wife. Fawn manages to share wisdom in a way that is opens your mind and heart to how amazing your marriage can be if you put other peoples life lessons to work in your marriage.
Fitzysmom More than 1 year ago
In an age of seemingly constant attacks on marriage today, this book was a wonderful breath of fresh air. It was interesting to read through each individual woman's story and see her marriage through her words. The stories weren't all happy, happy, happy. In fact most of them had struggles, but the difference was the way they allowed those struggles to make them better and stronger. It was fascinating to read about women across the world that loved being married. There were stories from places that you kind of get the impression that they just exist and stay married because that's just what you do. But that wasn't the case. They intentionally worked at being happily married. The main thing that I took away from this book was that we shouldn't believe the lie that being married and being happy could not go together. It can and it does. If you are happily married you are going to enjoy reading about others that share your joy. If you are unhappily married I think this book will be encouraging to you that with a little work and a change in attitude can make all the difference. I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
ModernMarriedMaggie More than 1 year ago
An inspiring story of love and marriage!  Candid, sometimes funny, sometimes heartwarming stories of what real couples do to make their marriages work. Proof that simple things we do every day truly affect the quality of our relationships long term and the inspiration and hopefully motivation to do what happy couples do – whether it’s communicating, sharing dreams, embracing the present moment or letting go and moving on whenever necessary.  __ Favorite quotes –  You can either feed negative thoughts or you can starve the suckers.  Connection starves suspicion.  Great marriages are made when husbands and wives don’t allow cultural expectations to dictate their life decisions or day-to-day interactions. In a strong marriage, you are covered in strength and boldness that you’d never have on your own.  Choose your spouse daily.  __ Happy Wives Club takes you on a very physical journey all over the world and also on a very emotional journey with a woman pondering her own life and marriage and the life choices that brought her to each reflection, every lesson and experience she shares in the book.   If you love being married or *want* to love being married, read this book. You'll be encouraged and inspired not just by Fawn but by every couple she interviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such an inspirational book for all people. This book is not just for woman, but should be read by anyone that wants to read about something that is both positive and possible. Every husband doesn't suck in the world, and every wife is not miserable sitting around popping happy pills to get through life. A happy marriage is something that if pursued each and everyday reaps rewards like a well tended bush reaps flowers when it is taken care of. Happy Wives Club is a book that I really enjoyed reading. Love.
SuperheroMomEngel More than 1 year ago
Happy and healthy marriages can and do exist...its not just for fairy tales! I couldn't put the book down once I got it. Now I just want to read it again! Fawn Weaver, has taken a journey and allows us to ride, sit, dine and get our hair done right alongside of her as she travels around the world talking to couples, collecting the secrets to happy healthy marriages. I've been happily married for 23 years & I smiled, chuckled and even cried! Because of her passion to see that things can be different than what mainstream media tells us today - she has put together such an encouraging, refreshing & beautifully written message - whether you are married or not!! Bonus: it would make a great bridal shower gift too!
Aunt_LaLa More than 1 year ago
There are so many books that talk about helping your marriage, making it better, "fixing" something. Fawn Weaver wrote a book with a whole new perspective and an audience that has not really been tapped into. Those couples who are happy to be married and happy to tell everyone! I love, just loved, meeting all these happy couples that were happy and talked about how they stayed that way! I enjoyed it so much! I was so encouraged reading this in my own marriage! Definitely recommending this one for sure!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I got this book I thought it was going to be another "how to" on happy marriages and what you  should/shouldn't do. I was not expecting to love it as much as I do! Fawn is simply a master story teller  that has you hanging on to every word with each chapter. I could easily envision all of the different  countries she went to and the different couples she spoke with. This book was inspirational for so  many reasons and I've added it to my list of "must haves" for all married women and those aspiring  to be! It's simply fantastic!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a fantastic read full of fun adventures and wise advice. Fawn does something unique by interviewing across generations and cultural and geographical lines to find the secret to the one thread that links us all: love. This book shares deep personal, gripping stories of various relationships and gives you an incredible connection to the characters in the book. I really appreciated the timeless knowledge she gives us and will definitely use it to grow and strengthen my own relationship. Highly recommended to all.
MarineCorpsNomads More than 1 year ago
The Happy Wives Club is more than just stories about the secrets to a happy marriage. It’s about Fawn’s own journey in her marriage as she seeks to make it even better. She opens up herself to her readers by allowing them to see the good and the bad. One of the things that I love about her journey throughout the book is how she is always looking to God for answers and then seeing what she needs to do to make herself better. She doesn’t place judgement on her husband. Instead, she praises him and lifts him up. Throughout the book, I found myself nodding in agreement as she brought me into the lives of many different couples. My heart ached for Fawn as she worked through some difficult struggles in her life. Yes, I felt like I was there with her as she went from country to country. Her eye for detail made the places, individuals, and stories come to life. Her passion for happy, loving marriage filled the pages with hope. Even though this book does contain recipes for a successful marriage, it’s not a self-help, how-to book. No, it’s a story of love, life, faith, and happiness. I encourage you to take the journey with Fawn to discover and reaffirm that marriage can be a fulfilling, lifetime adventure. Disclosure: I received an ARC copy of this book to help facilitate the writing of a frank and honest review. A positive review is not expected nor is it guaranteed. All opinions are my own.
Jamee Miller More than 1 year ago
To say that this book was inspirational would be an understatement! I could hardly put it down!  It is not a self-help book but rather a collection of stories of happily married couples around the globe. It was amazing to see that the basic elements of a happy marriage such as respect and honesty are the same no matter what country you are in! I will definitely be recommending this book to my friends and family!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Hearing about happily married wives in rare in our time. I love reading about the different couples and their experiences. Great gift idea for any married lady or one who wants to be!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you Fawn for reminding me of the deep, true, passionate love I have for my husband... for over 23 years. Well written and full of take away nuggets... I loved this book & will be buying one for every married couple I know. :))
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Allow yourself to step into the time, places and lives of the stories. You may find yourself relating in some aspect wih a character from a time in your life. This book will reaffirm that building a marriage takes determination but you'll be inspired to commit to the challenges because the outcome is life changing. You'll discover that happy marriages can exist no matter who you are or what part of the world you live in or what life you have lived. If there's one book you read this year, this one should be it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While traveling all over the world to interview couples who are genuinely in love, Fawn tells their stories as well as her own. Anyone would benefit greatly by their stories, and I encourage single women to read it and know that marriages can be filled with so much love. I hope you will read the book, you promise you will love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a breath of fresh air this was! This is for you if you are Marriage, Engaged, or even just want to improve who you are as a Woman. This booked is based on having a Happy Marriage, and being a Happy Wife. I will say ,however, this enlightened me on so much more than just my own Marriage. This helped me to realize the Woman and Wife that I desired to be versus who I was being. Please take some time to read this book. Not a single chance that you will regret it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a breath of fresh air to read of happy marriages.  To hear that there are spouses who genuinely enjoy being married and are committed to journeying through life together.  This is a great book for both single and married women.  I plan on giving this to every new bride I know.  Happy Wives Club will take you on a journey worth taking.  C'mon, let's show the world that happy marriages and happy wives exist, and that "happy" can sell! 
Nikki_Basi More than 1 year ago
This book brought rays of light and hope to me, as a wife, during a very rough year! We, as a family, suffered debilitating financial and physical blows (one after another) for almost the entire year of 2013. I thank Fawn for writing this book, so that I could keep my focus on remaining a team with my husband. I am a member of the Happy Wives Club, and I love how encouraging she is to fight valiantly to keep us in this wonderful, honorable club! I'm not so sad to see 2013 go, but I will hold on to this book and re-visit for years to come!