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Emma and the Reasons (Women of Promise Book 1)

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There are three things you should know about Emma Cohen.

1. She’s single and has been for a very long time.
2. There are reasons why she’s chosen to live quietly in her hometown without pursuing marriage in any way.
3. She has two roommates who are also single with reasons of their own.

Which, of course, is why their married friends gave them the nickname “the Reasons”.
Kindle Edition, 371 pages
Published September 1st 2018
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You have every reason to read this.

It's a fun, witty, convicting, life changing, unique, sweet story that no one should pass!! Even if you don't like "romance" stories, this one is a MUST.

This book is endearing to me in many ways. Reading Emma and the Reasons journey grew dear to my heart. Every lesson along the way was like reading my own life...the struggles and the reality that God is SO much greater than we are. I had tears as I read this, and that doesn't happen often with a contemporary f
Age Appropriate For: 15 and up for romance and some discussion of severe child abuse
Best for Ages: 18 and up

Excuse me while I gush about this book.

Wow! Wow! Wow! When I said I wanted some books about singles, this is what I was talking about! This is not about pathetic, sniffling single girls. Nor is this about man-hating, women-can-do-it-better-alone girls. This story is about three girls pursuing godly singleness. Not all of them are married/in-relationships in the end.

I read the prequel, so I
Rebekah Morris
Jan 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
When I first heard of this story I didn’t think I’d like it. I mean I wasn’t too thrilled about married couples putting bets on which of their single friends were going to get married first. But after hearing about it some more, I decided to try it.
I really enjoyed it. The characters were all different yet interesting. I still didn’t like the Marrieds blatant interference, bets, and trying to set their friends up, but since the focus wasn’t as much on the Marrieds as it was on the Reasons, I was
Rachelle Cobb
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I wish I had been able to read this book back when I was single.

Then (and now!) I devoured love stories left and right. There is just something about a love story, isn't there? I can't get enough.

If you're also a love story aficionado, allow me to introduce you to one of the best love stories I've read all year---and the heroine who is nothing like you might expect.

"It all began when I was three. At least, that’s the story my mom used to tell me." - Emma, Page One

But first let me introduce the a
Brianna Siegrist
Aug 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you have ever started to read a happy, fun story but been disappointed by the shallow faith of the characters, THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU.
The plotline is romance and friendship, but the heart of the story is learning to trust the Lord and follow him with abandon. :-)
Super fun and hopefully the beginning of a long, long series. ;-)
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!

This book touched my heart. I can relate to Emma and the Reasons. It’s kind of where I am in my life and as I discover my “reason.” I love how each character in the story has a relationship with Jesus deepens as they face their shortcomings and fears. I love that the book was very relatable to things that happen in today’s age. I also found it also to be humorous as the characters interacted with the married folks.

I think what blessed me the most about this book was that there was suc
Naomi Brignola-van calster
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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I ate this book up like chocolate.

It reminded me a lot of Chautona Havig's books. (Who, in my humble opinion, is the best author in her genre) was really good.

It reads like a light fluffy read and yet it totally isn't. It surprised me and encouraged me and inspired me and made me laugh and I was very sorry to say goodbye to Emma once I had to admit to myself that I had, once again, read a book too fast. It's my own fault that I had to say goodbye too soon.

I am a big fan of Natasha Metzle
Ronda Daniels
Aug 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I finished the book last night and cannot recommend it enough. It was such a great read. It is not your typical Christian romance but so much more. Natasha is a wonderful story teller and her characters are easy to relate to.
Lindsay Emery
Jan 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book! I try to be very careful about what books are filling my head, especially when it comes to the “perfect man” typically found in novels. Emma and the Reasons was a refreshing change. The men aren’t perfect, and neither are the women. There is a fantastic emphasis on the beauty God can create through singleness. The story is realistic and relatable.
Linda Aldridge
Feb 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this story and the way it ended. Has really encouraged me in my long-term singleness and not likely to ever get married.....God is enough always.
A new favorite!

I loved every bit of this book. The Austen quotes were a delightful surprise. A remarkable story of 3 roommates whom love for the Gospel give them their "Reason" for creating the life they live. Made me examine my Reason.
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this book...started it on Friday night and finished it on Saturday night. Had me in tears from the start and I cried the whole way through. I could feel everyone's emotions! I did not see the ending coming. Natasha does a great job at keeping you guessing the whole way through. I am looking forward to the next book! ...more
Nicole Olmstead
Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I just finished this book, and I have to say I LOVE it. It's funny, witty, and has so much knowledge. Definitely one of my favorite books! A must read!
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