Summary and book reviews of Chicken Soup for the Couple's Soul by Jack Canfield

Chicken Soup for the Couple's Soul

Inspirational Stories About Love and Relationships

by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen

Chicken Soup for the Couple's Soul
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  • First Published:
    Jan 1999, 328 pages
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    Jan 1999, 372 pages

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Including chapters on finding each other, intimacy, commitment, understanding, and overcoming obstacles.

Whether single, separated or someone's spouse, everyone wants to find and keep this elusive thing called 'love'. Bestselling author and foremost relationship expert Barbara De Angelis teams up as a co-author of Chicken Soup for the Couple's Soul, a collection of heartwarming stories about how real people discovered true love with the person of their dreams.

With chapters on finding each other, intimacy, commitment, understanding, and overcoming obstacles, readers will find inspiration whether they're beginning a new relationship, hoping to work through a difficult one, or trying to recognize extraordinary moments in their lives.

A sweet spoonful of this enchanting Chicken Soup collection will warm the hearts of the romantic readers everywhere.

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To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
Thomas Campbell

Sophie's face faded into the gray winter light of the sitting room. She dozed in the armchair that Joe had bought for her on their fortieth anniversary. The room was warm and quiet. Outside it was snowing lightly.

At a quarter past one the mailman turned the corner onto Allen Street. He was behind on his route, not because of the snow, but because it was Valentine's day and there was more mail than usual. He passed Sophie's house without looking up. Twenty minutes later he climbed back into his truck and drove off.

Sophie stirred when she hear the mail truck pull away, then took off her glasses and wiped her mouth and eyes with the handkerchief she always carried in her sleeve. She pushed herself up using the arm of the chair for support, straightened slowly and smoothed the lap of her dark green housedress.

Her slippers made a soft, shuffling sound on the bare floor as ...

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ForeWord Magazine - Rebecca Maksel

Classic literature it is not; it is storytelling in its most abreviated form...this collection will appeal to the romantic. Including the genuinely moving and the merely maudlin, this latest bowl of Chicken Soup is sure to have something for everyone.

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vero

awesome
I loved it. I can really relate to it; I mean this book helped me learn how to tell if your bf gf is cheating on you and in the end mine was

melissa

this book is great because i can relate to some of the stories that are in it and i would recommend this book to anyone who loves to read or even of you dont you really should try it

jessica

this book is the best book i have ever read and i hope they come out with more and more and more so it cn help me out with the things goin on in my life!

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