When her high-profile search for romance led Emily Maynard to dead end after dead end, real love finally found her.
Millions know Emily Maynard Johnson from her unprecedented double appearances on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Millions also know that neither of the relationships from those shows lasted much longer than a commercial break.
Overcome with embarrassment following her nationally televised failures at romance, Emily finally committed her heart to the only one she knew would never leave her empty and alone. Abandoning her desire to be chosen by men and finding peace in the fact that she was already chosen by God, Emily found the joy she had been looking for in serving God.
In I Said Yes, Emily tells the story of her life before and after reality TV fame, describing the profound new reality she discovered when she forsook fame in favor of the Lord. At the end of a long, fruitless search for a man, this courageous young woman found the truest love of all waiting right in front of her. To that love, Emily said yes.
©2016 Emily Maynard Johnson (P)2016 Thomas Nelson Publishers
Book is about Emily's life and journey in finding God and ultimately love. I wish the book had provided more tips and information for HOW she got through the hard times, HOW she grew closer to God, not just simply that she did. I think Emily has a great story that could help a lot of people in similar soul-searching situations, had she gone there. Maybe she'll write another book :-)
I really enjoyed hearing the behind the scene take on what goes into the making of the bachelor and bachelorette series and also how Emily's real life has shaped her into the person she is today. I would have preferred she had narrated it herself though after being on tv and people knowing how you talk and sound the narrator didn't match Emily's personality. This would have made it way more enjoyable to listen to in my opinion if you are a fan of hers.
I always loved Emily on the Bachelor/rette but I didn't know she was this cheesy in real life. The story was ok, and I appreciate her being so honest about the experience of losing her fiancé. That made me feel for her. I just could have gone without some of the stuff that sounded like it was purely there to clear her name.
The story is very touching and captivating! Once I started listening, I couldn't stop till I finished the whole book. The narrator did a fantastic job of reading. Thank you, Emily, for giving us a peek into your life and and sharing your ultimate journey of finding your true love, which is Christ. I'm so happy for your newfound happiness and fulfillment. You've inspired me to once again open my Bible and draw near to God.
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