There isn't a rule out there that love won't break. For better or worse.
Turning his back on his reckless lifestyle, former frat boy Clay Walsh has settled down to run an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town... and to pursue lofty and outdated theories on love and romance. But when Amber Hewson, a free-spirited woman with a gypsy soul, rents the apartment above his shop, Clay can't help being attracted to her spontaneous and passionate embrace of life. Amber also finds herself surprisingly drawn to Clay, but his ideas about relationships are unusual to say the least, and they bring to light her own deep wounds and fears about love.
They say opposites attract, but can Clay and Amber move beyond their differences and their pasts to attempt an "old fashioned" courtship?
Would you listen to Old Fashioned again? Why?
Absolutely. It was a beautifully written book that gives you hope for relationships and inspires you, as a man, to aspire to something more. The reader does a FANTASTIC job using inflection and different voices to make the story unique and beautiful.
What did you like best about this story?
That it is a hopeful story that is neither condemning nor permissive. As a guy, it inspires me to hold onto boundaries and to treat women with respect and dignity. It is a beautiful story that runs completely contrary to the modus operandi of romance movies/stories these days. I frankly hate romance books, but I loved this story.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The main character Clay's story largely mirrored my own. I love the different threads that run through the story and how neither the characters nor the story are one dimensional.
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This book was fantastic! It was sweet and fun and romantic and quirky. Now I can't wait to see the movie!
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I absolutely love this book. It is definitely my favorite book. I recommend watching the movie first, read the book and then watch the movie again inorder to fully grasp this wonderful story. I feel as if the movie gives visual aid to to the story, helping you to better understand certain aspects while the book gives more backstory.