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Summer breeze
Palmer, Catherine, 1956-
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Carol Stream, Ill. : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2007]

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275 pages ; 21 cm.
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In book two of this fiction series based on the best-selling non-fiction book The Four Seasons of Marriage, readers meet the blended family of Derek and Kim Finley. Kim has a set of twins-one boy and one girl-from her first marriage; Luke has recently been diagnosed with diabetes, and Lydia is acting out as a result of the attention now being showered on Luke. To complicate matters, Derek's overbearing mother comes to live with them. With all that's going on in their lives, Kim and Derek's communication begins to break down and their marriage slowly moves into winter. Although the second book will focus on Kim and Derek, readers will also encounter all their favorite characters-Patsy Pringle, Pete Roberts, Steve and Brenda, Esther and Charlie-as well as some new ones, like the proprietor of the new sandwich shop that's moved in next to Patsy's beauty parlor.

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Relationship counselor, pastor, and author Gary Chapman graduated from Moody Bible Institute, received a B.A. and M.A. in Anthropology from Wheaton College and Wake Forest University respectively, completed graduate work in education at Duke University and the University of North Carolina, and earned his Ph.D. in Adult Education and Master's of Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Chapman has discussed his five love language theory in numerous books and video programs, and he has also written many works of guidance on the topics of marriage, parenting, and in-law relationships. The director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc., Chapman has also been the senior associate pastor at Winston-Salem, North Carolina's Calvary Baptist Church since 1971. He has spoken internationally and domestically on relationships and received the Platinum Book Award from the Evangelical Publishers Association for The Five Love Languages. He also made The New York Times Best Seller List with The Five Love Languages of Children in 2015.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Chapman (coauthor, The Five Languages of Apology) reunites with Christy Award winner Palmer (The Bachelor's Bargain) in the second volume of the "Four Seasons" series (after It Happens Every Spring). Following her marriage to an abusive first husband, Kim Finley thinks she has found the perfect spouse in boat officer Derek Finley. Kim's son from her prior marriage has leukemia, and her daughter acts too old for her age, but it isn't until her mother-in-law moves in that Kim reaches the breaking point. Familiar series faces return, including quirky beautician Patsy Pringle. Though the outcome is fairly predictable, the authors try to make a point about marriage while providing an entertaining story. Their comfortable, breezy writing style makes this a good choice for a lazy summer afternoon; recommended for public libraries. Chapman is the host of the national radio show A Growing Marriage and lives in North Carolina, while Palmer makes her home in Missouri. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.