Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Left At The Altar by Kimberley Kennedy REVIEW

Left at the Altar: My Story of Hope and Healing for Every Woman Who Has Felt the Heartbreak of Rejection

 Kimberley Kennedy was twenty-four hours away from being the woman who had it all. She was about to marry her perfect man-until, on the eve of the wedding, her fiance uttered five words that crushed her perfect world. I just can't do it. Suddenly her life went from blockbuster love story to a Lifetime movie gone bad. But her story doesn't end there. Through her numbing pain, public humiliation , and extreme anger at God, Kimberley wants you to know that you're not alone and shares her perspective on
  • How not to let rejection define you
  • Tools for healing and moving on
  • How to shape your future story
And in a unique twist, Kimberley goes strait to the source and lets the men ( aka The Rejectors) speak from their perspectives on breaking up.`

When I first chose to review this book I thought that because of the title this book would be about a woman telling her story of how she came to find the man who she thought was perfect for her then the day of the wedding he leaves her and she tells us of her pain, how she got through it and moved on and ends in inspiration with her telling the readers that they need to do the same in order to find love again. 
I was half right.
But there was so much more to the book than that as well.  There is a chapter devoted to the guys perspective which was actually pretty enlightening. One guy said that after the 3-4 month mark is typically when both sides begin to show the real them ( letting the guard down). At this point the woman usually wants to know where the relationship is going. The guy wishes the woman would just let the relationship breathe for a while. But since she wants to know where it's going he begins to feel smothered. Resulting in a relationship ending badly. 
The author also notes throughout her book that even though she may not have noticed it, felt it or saw it, that God was with her through the entire thing. She had constant love and support when she needed it the most. She was able to move on and love again.
There are a ton of stories on heartbreak and breaking up, tons of advice, tips, and help on how to overcome the feelings of rejection and desperation and more. Anyone who had ever dealt with any kind of rejection that reads any of the many stories in here will think 'I'm not crazy! I'm not the only one who did it! (like me;). This book is very helpful, enlightening and a joy to read. I enjoyed her writing style, graphs and advice that she gave that helped her. I would recommend this to pretty much anyone.

                                                                 I received my copy of the book for review from BookSneeze 

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