Twenty Years: After “I Do”

I am always enthusiastic about reading a book by D.G. Kaye. I have read all of her books so far and have enjoyed them all. Her May/December memoir Twenty Years: After “I Do” doesn’t disappoint. In fact, it’s probably her best, which is normal I guess. We do tend to get better with practice.

Although Twenty Years: After “I Do” focuses on growing old with a partner who is much older than herself, D.G. Kaye’s message is ageless as she tackles the issues of health, finance, mortality and children with clarity, authenticity and her usual grace.

D.G. Kaye is known for her ability to tell it like it is. There’s no sugar coating here although there is a lot of tenderness, affection, kind heartedness and insight drawn from her life experiences – sharing her life experiences to offer a helping hand is D.G. Kaye’s trademark. Much of her blog is about that and this munificence is evident throughout this book.

The book is an easy and enjoyable read. But make no mistake; it is by no means frivolous or meaningless. The book is filled with insights regarding the author’s reflections on keeping the flames of a relationship alive.

Sure, it’s not always easy, as she points out. Her and her husband do have disagreements, as all couples do, but their commitment to each other in sickness and in health, till death do us part and even after is a model for anyone to follow.

One last thing, Gordon (Puppy) her husband is a lucky guy to have such a loving wife.

Twenty Years After I Do

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59 thoughts on “Twenty Years: After “I Do”

  1. Oh Carol, what a delightful surprise to found you’ve already read and took so much from my book. I’m am truly touched by your most comprehensive and heartfelt review. I will share this review on my Sunday blog!
    And you know I feel the same pleasure reading your books too! I shall be reading yours before this year ends!!! ❤ xx

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  2. I just came back from seeing your beautiful review on Amazon. Thanks again for being the first to review Carol ❤ And if I may ask if you wouldn't mind copy and pasting to Amazon,com too, it would be much appreciated, especially since it's the first one and not everybody can see it on .CA. Thanks so much my friend. ❤

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  3. Carol, this is a wonderfully tender and thoughtful review. Having read a few of Debby’s books and knowing her here on WP I would not expect any sugar-coating! I loved your final sentence…and I have a feeling Gordon knows this all too well! A book I look forward to reading and feel I will see much of my own and husband’s life. ❤️😀

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