• The 10 Greatest Gifts We Give Each Other

  • A Memoir on the Magic of Marriage Vows
  • By: Barbara Lynn-Vannoy
  • Narrated by: Layce Gardner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
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The 10 Greatest Gifts We Give Each Other

By: Barbara Lynn-Vannoy
Narrated by: Layce Gardner
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A joyful, heartfelt, laugh-out-loud love story that ranks up there with any Hollywood romantic comedy. (Steve LuKanic, screenwriter, For Richer or Poorer, producer/director, 13 Families)

A lot can happen between I do...and I do again.

The year: 2006. The setting: Littleton, Colorado. For 20 years, a New York Times best-selling author - a wealthy, globe-trotting entrepreneur - is on the loose. Who will snag him?

Meet Barbara Lynn - a first-grade teacher by day, a divorced, single mom by night. This true love story chronicles the impossibly mismatched couple’s unlikely romance: Steve Vannoy lives in a mansion; Barb lives in a tract house built with garage sale money.

Steve blushes after Barb passes him a sexy note in her classroom - as her students sound out words. And what’s a bride-to-be to do when her future mother-in-law’s engagement gift is a headstone?

Goodbye normal. The misfits bumble through astonishing dating backdrops: the Amazon jungle, Tasmanian bush. After Steve proposes, they spend one year writing 10 marriage vows, committing them to memory, but leaving room on the page for one more. Just in case.

Their marriage quickly struggles, so Barb posts the vows in the most prominent place in their home: the master toilet. Joining their quest for marital sanity are three stepdaughters, two maladjusted dogs, and one Renaissance mother-in-law, Steve’s Ma.

The magic of the wedding vows reignites wild adventures for a grand reveal of the elusive 11th vow that changes everything - and their world.

In a marriage memoir where vows become a force for good in the world, Barb’s infectious voice delights with irreverent, zany humor, teaches with masterful storytelling, and empowers with unanticipated, soft insights of hope.

"Reading The 10 Greatest Gifts We Give Each Other is like watching a Hallmark TV movie in your mind." (Rob Owen, TV critic/writer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

"This promising debut...is an unexpectedly fun, delightful read." (D. Donovan, Midwest Book Review)

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©2020 Barbara Lynn-Vannoy (P)2020 Barbara Lynn-Vannoy

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The most incredible person. Wonderful with her words and one of the best books I've read.

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Great storytelling. I laughed & cried.

Barb is a masterful storyteller. Her warm, highly relatable book is about what happens when lovingly co-created wedding vows meet the reality of marriage. I laughed, cried. A great read about what it’s like to find love, then fight to hang on to it. Highly recommended!

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