I Said Yes by Emily Maynard Johnson with A.J. Gregory ~ Review

I Said Yes: My Story of Heartbreak, Redemption, and True LoveMy Review:

Emily Maynard Johnson is best known for her appearances on the Bachelor and Bachelorette. Here in this book she chronicles her journey to a true meaningful, sustaining faith, and true love from God.

Emily tells of her childhood, and relationship with her first love and late fiance, as well as the struggles she faced while being a young single mom, and the whirlwind that brought her to The Bachelor. 

Emily shares pieces of her life, in this peek into her heart, as she tells of her journey to a purposeful faith, and finding true love.

I am not terribly familiar with the Bachelor franchise, but I did catch some of Brad Womack's 2nd season, and was very impressed with Emily and how important her daughter was to her, and how she represented herself. After that season I didn't watch much, but when I heard Emily was back I didn't miss an episode, because I really liked her as a person and wanted her to be happy--despite being very skeptical of the show and it's format.

If you are looking for a tell all book of shocking Bachelor secrets, this probably isn't the book for you. Instead this is an uplifting and inspiring read about a young woman who found true hope and security in Jesus Christ, and the turning points in her life that brought her to faith.

I enjoyed reading about Emily's story, and was touched by how her faith evolved and grew throughout her journey. I have so much respect for her, and how she is able to look back on things in her life and learn from them, seeing God's call in every step.

Overall, a wonderful and enjoyable read, with a happy ending. A great read for recovering Bachelor and Bachelorette  addicts, and for anyone who is somewhat familiar with Emily's story. I think my favorite chapter was the last one where she shares more about her husband and their journey to marriage, and shared faith in Jesus Christ.

In conclusion, you don't have to go on a TV show to find love, sometimes God's best is waiting just around the corner. :)

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