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How I Got Him To Marry Me: 50 True Stories

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Boyfriends make excuses like "Living together is just as good as being married." Many women who value the commitment of marriage or the stability it affords for raising children have a hard time getting him to marry us in this environment. This book is for the woman whose boyfriend has proposed not marriage, but living together.

You don't have to interview 50 married women
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Paperback, First Edition, 230 pages
Published April 1st 2013 by Size 12 By St Patrick's Day (first published January 1st 2013)
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Nemo (The Moonlight Library)
I originally read this in 2013, where my first review simply said,
Utter rubbish. One woman recommends getting hit by a car to make him propose.

To which the author of this book promptly responded in her own review that,
No one recommends getting hit by a car anywhere in this book. I'm not sure where that idea came from.

Well, ladies and gents, it's been bothering me that I never did, in fact, back up my claim, so over the 14/15 summer break I sat down with this book AGAIN so that I could tell you
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Jessica Jeffers
I saw this on NetGalley and couldn't resist the urge to comment on how appalling and gross the entire concept is. Marriage is an awesome thing and it's important to many people. Happiness, though, shouldn't come from "convincing" someone to marry you if that's not something they want or are ready for. You don't "get" someone to marry you; you marry someone because you agree that it's something you both want and it makes both of you happy.

The entire idea of this book relies on stereotypes of wom
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Cherise
Mar 22, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
How I Got Him To Marry Me 50 True Stories by Cherise Kelley The paperback is for sale at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The eBook is available now for Kindle, Nook, iTunes, and Kobo. An audiobook version is available at Amazon, iTunes, and Audible.

No one recommends getting hit by a car anywhere in this book. I'm not sure where that idea came from.
Regan
Apr 03, 2013 rated it liked it


Book Details:
"How I Got Him to Marry Me: 50 True Stories" by Cherise Kelley
Publisher:  Self Published - Size 12 By St Patrick's Day

Description from Author's Web Blog:
"This book is 50 true stories. It is a collection of 50 women, each telling you how she got him to marry her. As an added bonus, many of them also tell how they met their husband, and how he proposed. Not all of these ladies are white, either, nor rich, nor college graduates. Some are single mothers. Some are quite poor. What t
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C.L. Roman
Jun 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
How I Got Him to Marry Me by Cherise Kelley is a feel good collection of short stories. It is a perfect summer read, because it allows the reader to pick it up and put it down without losing the thread of the conversation. Reading these stories feels like sitting around with a group of girlfriends discussing men and life in general. I very much enjoyed reading about strong women who choose to value themselves and insist that others do so as well. It surprised me how many of the ladies in this bo ...more
Jamie
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
This was pretty bad. I felt this book to be more how to entrap the guy to get him to propose/marry then is was to honestly get the guy to even like the woman! A few stories seemed decent and focused on things on showing him how great you are but most push for answers, bribe, sabotage or otherwise get results. Honestly, I doubt Even a few of these marriages would last. Sad honestly. My second big gripe is how true any of these are. The author admits at the beginning to changing some parts around ...more
Nat Kidder
Jun 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read it to better understand what's important to women. (Is there a certification for that?). Nice stories, a common theme being don't move in with him and ask what scares him about commitment.
Ruth Hill
Jun 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013-reads, e-books
Over the years, I have read my share of "marriage" books. They are always full of advice and sometimes an occasional story. But most never really resonate with me. The information is great, but I don't connect with them on the scale I would like to.

This book has a completely different premise that drew me in from the first page. When I first agreed to review the book, I actually wondered why I was adding another book to my massive to-be-read pile. I wasn't looking forward to the read. However, o
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Amy H
Mar 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
when i started to read what this book was about i knew right then and there i had to read this book!!!

LADIES, LADIES, LADIES!!!! if you are not married then you have to read this book. that is right no if's, and's or but's about it! this book is like the how to guide. every single story is different and will be leaving you with more and more ideas to sucker in that perfect man in your life.

I myself, am married. ahh yes, if i got to think about how my husband and i met and how we ended up getting
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Vânia Nunes
Jun 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommended to Vânia by: NetGalley
When I saw the cover and the title of the book I found the subject interesting. It is always good to read true stories, understand the point of view of other people, to know their souls.
The book, well explained in its purpose. The author collected informations as questions - 4, simple and direct - on the way the couple came to the altar. The focus was mainly given to the woman, as SHE did to convince her boyfriend / fiancé to finally take it to the altar. The answers should be written in the fir
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Kathy
Jun 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received this book from Library Thing to read and review. I never realized how much trouble some women have trying to get a man to marry them. I guess I was just lucky (I had no problem). This is an interesting collection of stories from different women about what worked for them in this area. One thing that did trouble me is whether the author and/or the fifty women thought not marrying was such a terrible thing. Personally, I do not think it is, but I am married and not really in a position ...more
Miranda
Mar 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review.

Never once did I get a "how to catch a man" vibe. While some of the women were manipulative, I don't feel like they all were. However, I noticed, as I'm sure most did, the more recent the story the pushier the women seemed. The women from the 90's to early 2000's seemed genuine and patient; they seemed more respective of their partners.

It wasn't long ago more and more women were giving their men ultimatums (this book is proof) h
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Bridget
May 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Marriage is not every woman's goal. If you are settling for less than marriage when it is what you want, then you shouldn't. This book contains 50 stories of women that wanted to get married. The men in their life, not so much concerned about the M word. How do you get a man to marry you? Well, you can manipulate him into it but that isn't a healthy foundation. You won't find ladies getting pregnant to trap a husband between these pages. These women got what they wanted by telling their men hard ...more
Tanya
Apr 28, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I can see how this book might scare away some people as a desperate plea for marriage. However, I started out reading the stories with an open mind and thought differently.

I did not like the note from the author where she stated she wants to lecture people about marriage. i also didnt like knowing there was a possibility she changed the stories. But I do understand that not everyone is an author and cannot express their words.

I felt that one thing all the stories can offer their reader is HOPE.
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Jennifer
Jul 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
What a crazy idea - solicit stories from women about how they convinced their guy to take the plunge and finally put a ring on it...and turn it into a book! There have been alot of negative comments related to the book's title and regarding "forcing" a man to marry you. This is taken totally out of context and not at all how the author means.

As a matter of fact, most of the women's stories relate how they changed themselves in order be a more compromising partner and, in turn, make them more app
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Tima
Jun 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, romance
Back in the 1950s everyone waited until they were married to sleep together and everyone got married. Or at least that is what the norm was. But enter the 1960s and everything changed. Free love, no strings attached kinds of relationships began to become more normal and accepted. It is now over 50 years later and the difficult part of a relationship for a woman is often getting her boyfriend to actually marry her. The author/facilitator put together 50 stories about different women who were mar ...more
Karla Kbooklover
Jun 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks
After downloaded the sample of the book and read the first story I decided I wanted to read it all.

The book is well written and I liked that all the stories are kind of different: there are stories really romantic and touching, others had funny moments and some of them were more serious (this variety made this book entertaining).

It was interesting to read about the ups and downs, learn about the difficulties that some women had to face in their relationships and how they did it, but I have to ad
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Teena in Toronto
May 11, 2013 rated it liked it
It was interesting to read the accounts of women who wanted to get married but who had boyfriends who were happy with just dating or living together. There are 50 stories and each is written by different women telling her own story. They range from women who got married really young to women who had been married before and had children. Some are driven by their faith. I liked the stories of the women who were strong enough to stay true to what they wanted (and were willing to walk away from the ...more
Lyn
Jul 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Fun & Refreshing
The book starts out with some qualification on how Ms. Kelley collected the fifty stories. This step was crucial because it outlined her goals. The fun was reading fifty different life stories. Some were unbelievable and others made you laugh out loud! Some made you feel sorry for either the bride or the groom and some made you sigh and smile. A refreshing change from fictional books. Enjoy! NetGalley provided an advanced review copy of this book in exchange for an honest rev
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Steph
Aug 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed reading the stories of how these 50 women got their husband to marry them. Though some were a bit trickier than others, they ultimately convinced their husbands that marriage could indeed be beneficial. Many of these stories were very sweet, and some were even more than a bit heartwrenching. All in all, each woman who shared her story seemed to be happier now that she has the ring on her finger.
Liza
Jan 08, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Same story told over and over.

I can't decide if these stories were edited with a big bias or it was me. I felt like I was reading a how-to-get-married-as-a-God-fearing-Christian book. I can't say the author didn't warn me but yikes.

Walking away from this one with a question mark in my thought bubble.
Sonya Heaney
Review Copy.
Amy (DemonKittie)
Apr 20, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013, kindle
Well, this was a collection of stories about how women got their spouses to marry them. It was not bad, and was exactly what you would have expected it to be.
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