Sunday, March 13, 2011

PROJECT: HAPPILY EVER AFTER By Alisa Bowman


Winner Announced:
Congrats to
amandie1029 aka Amanda D.
You have won Project: Happily Ever After!
Please send me your full name and mailing address so I can have your book sent to you! Sorry for the delay in announcing winners everyone! I'm trying to catch up! There's loads more books coming your way!
Thanks for your patience, and also all of your fun answers all of the time - it's making this a lotta fun for me!



Book: Project: Happily Ever After

Author: Alisa Bowman

Website: Project: Happily Ever After

Watch The Book Trailer HERE.

Mr. MaNiC and I will be married 18 years this coming May! This weekend we have slipped away for a romantic weekend – much needed time off without the kids. Funny that today’s book is Project Happily Ever After: Saving Your Marriage When the Fairytale Falters by Alisa Bowman.

I believe that part of keeping a marriage good, strong and healthy IS sneaking off for a little “what-what” if you know what I mean! So with that, here’s today’s book feature – enjoy it, while I enjoy “IT” (if you know what I mean, AND I THINK YOU ALL DO)!

Alisa Bowman was at her wit’s end. She would spend days dreaming about divorcing her husband and knew she wasn’t in a healthy marriage when she fantasized about her own husband’s death and ways to plan his funeral. In a last-ditch effort to make her marriage work, she came up with a four-month project to save her marriage. The Happily Ever After Project is that story.

Obviously this is a book geared toward married people, but it’s not a book solely for distressed married people. If you’d like a chance to win it, just leave a comment and I’ll choose a winner!

Alisa also offers great marital advice on her website: Marriage Advice.

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Please leave a comment, and all those who do will qualify to win Project: Happily Ever After! I’ll draw the winner in a couple of days and I will post the winner’s name at the TOP of this post, in the highlighted area.

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Thanks, and GOOD LUCK! And come back tomorrow to see what book I’ll be giving away then too!

It’s MaNiC MoMMy’s March Madness Book-A-Day Giveaway! Read ALL the Rules and Details Here!

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147 comments:

Kayo said...

I envy you on your "weekend getaway". How fun!! I would love to read this book.. after 27 years with my wonderful husband!

Katy Finn said...

18 years? Congratulations....working on our 20th this November!

Lesley Davis, Esq said...

Enjoy your weekend getaway!

Margie said...

Looks interesting!
mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

Anonymous said...

Marriage is tough. A little advise is never bad. TaraUB in IN

Anonymous said...

My husband and I have missed our little getaway the past couple of years for various reasons. I need to read this book to get our marriage back on track.

Thanks for the great book giveaways!

-Donna W.

Tina Brannan said...

Married 14 years next month! I defiantly need to read this book!!

Karen said...

Hope that your weekend has been awesome! :) I think that I need this book...we've been married for 26 years this July...but I'm aiming for 50+! ktmixon315

jdstec said...

from planning funerals to happy ever after...intriguing.

Logan Collins said...

Thanks for all the book giveaways and reviews. I have a whole list of books to read now. Not married (yet) but I would love good advise before I get married.

Dulcibella said...

Coincidentally I am in the midst of a getaway weekend with my amazing husband as well. Boo to daylight savings though. :(

StephRochelle said...

This book isn't quite up my alley, but I've been known to choose a book based soley on the cover art. The cute frog and crown probably would've won me over sitting all fairytale-like on a shelf somewhere! LOL

Lisa justus said...

Time together....that is a rare occurrence. I really want this book!

BrendaBMarion said...

sounds like an interesting book and a 180 degree change for the author...I would like to see how she turned things around!

Michelle Mierczewski said...

married for 21 years, sadly I have felt that way once or twice, will read this book either way....

Beverly Victoria said...

We'll be able to have week long vacations sans children next fall when my baby goes to college.

Jana said...

I'm not married...but would still love to read this.

Jana B

sarah said...

Sounds interesting! Having had some VeRY rough spots, I am interested to know how others get back on the right track....

Domesticated Gal said...

Hmmm...not sure what the Big Man will think if he sees this on my nightstand...but maybe it will lead to more date nights?? hmmm....

Sarah Lashua said...

I love the frog and the crown!

Ready To Be A Momma said...

marriage advice is always good. congrats on 18 years!
qweska8402

Hally said...

Oooohhhh, looks good!
Thanks Manic.

Hally Hoots

Kristin j said...

I'm not married (yet), but still think this would be a good book to read.

Ally said...

We just had a weekend getaway too. We try to do it before each baby is born.
Ally N

Bee said...

It's always cool to find a good marriage advice book.
-Bee H.

equinn726 said...

Congratuations on 18 years - we're on 2.5 years here (7.5 yrs together) and we love the occasional weekend getaway. Our last one was a couple of months ago. We always come back feeling like our marriage is stronger :)

DaphneSFL said...

Another great book in this contest. I'm going on my 11th year of marriage and love my man, but 11 years is work! Good work, though.

Lauren said...

I've been married for 6 years. Any advice to make it last is great! Lauren Royall

Melissa said...

I'm approaching my 8 year anniversary. Looks like a great book to have on hand! Melissa Rem

Becki*** said...

Hope you had a great weekened. Would love to read this . .been happily married for 30 years but there HAVE BEEN MOMENTS, lol. Never planned his funeral but planned giving away all his stuff!!! LOLOLOL

val said...

not married, but still!! this could help in the future.

Amanda D. said...

Hope you're enjoying the what-what! :)

amandie1029

Anonymous said...

Who can't use advice on getting through those occasional rocky moments?
Jen Fee 9476

ChristineCet said...

Happy Anniversary!

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I've been married 17 years and would love some advice!

Lilianarenee said...

"once the fairytale falters "


Loveit.

Rori Berardi said...

Congratulations on 18 years!

Ronda C. in B'ham said...

Enjoy your weekend. Getting away is always nice.

Bridget said...

Have a good time. Sounds like another good book.
Iambtinrb

Lindsay Elizabeth said...

18 years is quite impressive! Hope IT was a great weekend away!

Amanda Leigh said...

Pick me. I wanna win this book!

- Amanda Leigh

Anonymous said...

congratulations on 18 years! my mom and dad just left for a cruise she bought him for Christmas; they'll be celebrating 24 years in may as well! she asked me to comment so she wouldn't miss her chances at missing some great books and i think she'd agree with getting away from everything to do "it" ;)

Croppergirl

IandSsmom said...

Lord the trailer had me crying!! Don't know what I'd do reading the book!! :)

Anonymous said...

Even though I'm not married still seems like an interesting read!

RebeccaE

Juliet Farmer said...

congrats! going on 11 years myself. :)

karenk said...

please count me in...thanks :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

dmennella said...

This sounds like one for all married couples. Enjoy your getaway!

Ronit said...

I am envious of your weekend away. We could use one of those. Although, we are sending the kidlets to sleep at their grandparents' house tonight. Too bad hubby and I both have the flu! Ronit W

Anonymous said...

Like the idea of this - but being divorced not sure if it is something I would normally pick up

fanficfan44

Carie Casey said...

Congrats!!

clynnc

Carly said...

I'm a newly wed so we're still in wedded bliss but a good book is a good book.

Carly Haynes

Mom'sLove said...

Looking forward to checking this book out.. So enjoying your list of books, liking the variety. Keep it up, Manic.
Amanda

Dani In Chicago said...

maybe i'll learn something.

dani patarazzi

Erin Goff said...

We'll celebrate 10 years this June... I would be interested to read her advice!

Wendy (Florida) said...

Only on my 7th year and weekends away are always fun!

jne said...

Getting married in May...this could be a good one to help us off on the right foot. Jenni(fur) N.

Terri said...

After a getaway with the girls last night, I'm too tired to put anything other than pick me, pick me!

Terri M. in Phoenix

LaVonneW said...

20 years for us this Summer. The book sounds great!

Christine in NJ said...

Just had our 18th!... Not quite as eventful as yours!... Sounds like another FAB read!

Thanks MaNiC!
Christine

Melissa Braun said...

Ok, so after being really ticked off at my husband for not getting up this morning to help get the kids and himself ready for church AND after going without him to show him (idiot me), perhaps this book would be better than the terse one-word answers I've been giving him this afternoon.

buttah said...

My husband and I will celebrate our 11 year anniversary on the 17th, yes we were married on St. Patrick's day! I too agree that the secret is to have those weekend getaways and occasional date nights sans our little one! It helps us to reconnect and have "adult" time! He is my best friend and I love him more now than I did the day we met! Granted, we have had our ups and downs! I would love to read this book!
Buttah

Amy R. said...

hope you both had a great getaway!

Erika L. said...

I'm not married, but it still sounds like and interesting read.

Cheryl said...

Can always use advice when it comes to marriage!
Cheryl B in MN

The Jagow Family said...

sounds like you had a great time on weekend getaway (via FB)!

michelle jagow

Chelsea Hoffman said...

i'm not married, but i think this book would give interesting insight into married life. i'd like a weekend getaway too...

Jessica said...

I would love to win this book. I'm not married but it sounds interesting. =]

Tracy Miller said...

I say that we've had 10 good years and 3 so so. :)

Nearl said...

Not married, but I'm still interested.

kristinrose said...

I've already started reading some of the books you've listed here & I am loving them..especially whats up down there. I thought it would just be a question & answer book but it is so much more than that.

CariLynn said...

Congratulations! I'd love to read this one! CariLynn

Kristi said...

Enjoy your weekend! Haven't we all thought about killing our husbands occasionally?

Kristi Marie W.

Nicole Marie said...

I'm not married... but I am addicted to books! I'll read anything and everything :)

NicoleMG from CT

Nanette said...

We need a getaway like that! We just had our 16th...Congrats to you and the hubs!! Nanette N.

Siobhan said...

May will be my 3 year anniversary, and I'm still very happy. But advice is always good to have.

Sherry Bercu said...

Marriage--who ever knew how tough it really is

My Two Army Brats said...

My soldier is home for his 2 weeks of R&R from Afghanistan I wish we could get away from the kids for a couple days too but I would never take away time with them right now when they need it so much too. BUT let me tell you that when he comes home for good next fall I'm all over that.....if you know what I mean!! haha

Dolly said...

Congratulations!

Since I'm done being married, this will be a nice *gift* for someone!

Melissa said...

Have fun celebrating!
tmd636

keltban said...

Wow 18 years? That's great. I am working on my 4th. Would love some advice!

A.C. Morris said...

Congrats on 18 years. My husband and I just celebrated our 4th anniversary last month!

MaggieDu said...

Enjoy your getaway! We just took a week. We've been together almost 13 years.

I definitely want to read this book. It is getting ordered if I don't win it.

faith w said...

Congratulations and glad you had fun!

Holly W said...

This book could be good for any couples in a rut, married or not. Thanks!

BRN2SHOP9 said...

This sounds like a great book.

kathygold9778 said...

Awww...enjoy your weekend and happy anniversary to you and Mr. M! Thanks again for the great books!

kathygold9778

Hubbardston said...

Ha ha ~ I've NEVER thought about divorcing my husband. Nope. Sure.
Kirsten R.

Hawkzter said...

Congratulations on your wedding anniversary. My parents just celebrated 39 years this past week. And you are SO right about the key to a successful marriage is getting time away from the kids. Enjoy :)

Juliedesigned said...

Congratulations. Hope you had a lovely get away with Mr. Manic.

Michelle said...

Oh I love love love this idea. And how fun for you to have a great weekend away. And a book trailer? I LOVE that. Hmmm should talk to Melisa about a book trailer....

Dawn from CA said...

Oh boy...just the title of this book really speaks to me right now. With 4 kids, 2 jobs, and crazy schedules, my husband and I are so busy and tired that we've been neglecting our relationship. We could use some guidance toward our "happily ever after!" Thanks MM!

The Poty's said...

Congrats on 18 years! Your weekend trip sounds like fun.

Jill said...

This sounds like a book my marriage desperately needs, so even if I don't win I will be picking it up. Thank you! Congrats on your long marriage!
JillMitch

Meredith said...

Congrats on 18 years! We are at 15 this year, and I can hardly believe it. Hope you had fun!
~MommyMer

Sugar__Mama said...

always good to read some helpful advice...17 happy years here

Angie McCraine Parks said...

My husband and I try to get away every now and then, but with a new baby on the way, that may be on halt for awhile.

Colleen Turner said...

Who couldn't use some marital advice from time to time? Marriage is hard and I don't know anyone who never needs help.

LizzyBethDJ said...

Just watched the trailer. My marriage isn't "abysmal", or anything close, but would love advice on how to not let it ever get there. We should all be mindful of our love and nurture it.

Debbie said...

When is your anniversary in May?? We will be 18 yrs on May 22! Congrats! Instead of a quiet getaway though, we are having a big party at our house (just happened to be our anniv weekend!)

Crystal said...

I'm not married...yet. but will be soon! =)

hope you enjoyed IT! ;)

Crystal717

Debbie said...

I love being married. I wouldn't have it any other way. Debydew110

Bernadette said...

who doesn't love aget a way

LynnBelo said...

I'm planning a getaway now...maybe I'll get inspiration with this book!

Sadie said...

Fingers Crossed!

Anonymous said...

xx (fingers crossed)

~Nattygirrl

Dolly said...

I've always imagined living alone - on the road in an RV, in a mountain cabin, on a deserted tropic island - just me, my cat, and all the books I had room for. Robin Crusoe! I guess 'independently wealthy' would have to figure into my plan somewhere, although I first imagined being a freelance software developer; I'd love to be an author but I lack the confidence (I'd starve!); painter (same starvation path there too I'm afraid).

Krystal said...

My husband and I have been married for 4 years... we are expecting our second, I guess we still find ways to sneak off for some fun. ;)

Krystal Dyer

Jennie Englund said...

This is the second book you've posted with a frog on the cover.

Hmmm...

RedDragon said...

I checked out Alisa's blog and she gives some interesting ideas for helping your marriage (or in my case, relationship since I am not married). The post on "How to Teach Your Man to Romance You" is a must read.
Lisa P

BethC said...

Been married going on 21 years...but can always use a little advice!

Neckmeat said...

Well I'm not married...yet, but I know a few married folks in this same predicament currently. I'd love to pass on this win...after I read it of course. LOL

Lauren Louise said...

I'm not married, but it sounds like a good read.

Homestead Jen said...

We will have 10 years this fall, and I am envious of your getaway. I think every couple needs that!

Jules said...

Congrats on your anniversary!

Lucy872 said...

Every marriage has it's rough patches - and the way each couple handles them is different. A little insight into some new ways can only help make things better after 14 years.

grandytaiko said...

I've never been married but I know a few couples who could read this.

18 years is a long time! That's great! Enjoy your holiday together.

Buffy Dee said...

Sounds like a great read!

Tyra said...

I met my "Happily Ever After" in July and we eloped in November...I know it isn't 18 years yet (or even 18 months for that matter), but it's the best decision I ever made! Maybe this book will help keep it that way:)

Brenda L B said...

Currently single but was in a very bad 10 year relationship so I do find interest in a book that can help my next relationship. Brenda L B

Anonymous said...

This sounds good, we're approaching our 6 month anniversary.

K Loeser

Corey~living and loving said...

Look like a great book for us married folks. :) it will be 16 years this july of me. :)
Corey W

Dawn Geske said...

I just got engaged. I need all the marriage advice I can get. Thanks Dawn Geske

Erica said...

We celebrate our 25th anniversary soon. Can't believe it.

Nicole said...

Lucky you! Inspiring me to schedule a getaway with my hubby!!!

Nicole Harper

Katrina Swiney said...

Sounds cute! I love the frog on the cover :)

Amy Nichole G said...

Congrats on 18 years!

Casey said...

congrats on 18 years together!

doesn't everyone deserve a happily ever after?

Kristi said...

My favorite marital advice that I have recieved (been married for 3 years) is "You can be married or you can be right." Hope your weekend was fun!

Kristi H

Anonymous said...

I've been married 18 years as well :) I'm really interested in what Alisa has to offer 'cause there is always room for improvement :)

Laura Kay
anovelreview

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! We just celebrated 23. Keep enjoying each other!
Sasse1Susan

Wendi Fr Louisiana said...

13 years happily (most of the time!) married this summer.

Wendi Fr Louisiana

Anonymous said...

Congrats on 18 years!

SPepper22

BRN2SHOP9 said...

looks like a good read!

Emma S. said...

Wow, congrats on 18 years! I"m jealous of your getaway. Enjoy!

bloggerwife said...

This sounds like an interesting read!
Felicia Dellis

Anonymous said...

sounds like a great read! Jill Fay

Kate said...

Congrats on 18 years!
-Katie-Kat

Kas said...

I would love to win this book!

Kassie H.

Christina said...

I've been looking for books like this...can't wait to read all about the journey!

ChristinaL

crabbymommy said...

I would love to read this book.

Heidiopia said...

Great premise for a book! Happy Anniversary to you and Mr. Manic. :) Thanks, MM!

Jillybean12 said...

Love the "what what" comment!!

reidmommy said...

You've probably already given this book away but I really, really want it! So much so that I'll leave my dorky e-mail here for all to see. moonstonesunrise@yahoo.com There. Pick me please!!!

Dawn said...

Hey, after 25 years, reading a marriage book like this seems like a good idea - great reviews - love reading about these books!

Dawn L

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

THANK YOU ALL FOR COMMENTING! NO COMMENTS AFTER THIS COMMENT WILL QUALIFY FOR THIS BOOK! THANK YOU! CHECK OUT THE NEXT BOOKS OFFERED FOR THE BOOK-A-DAY GIVEAWAY! THANKS, MANIC MOMMY

Wanda Zerangue said...

Always willing to try an author I've never read before.

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

you've really done a great thing with this giveaway! thank you!
hoping your getaway was a.maz.ing!