$10 Great Dates by Peter & Heather Larson and David & Claudia Arp

February 1, 2015

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From the back cover:

Create Big Romance on a Small Budget

Tired of the usual dinner-and-a-movie dates? Looking for new ways to connect with your spouse?

Energize your marriage by getting out of your normal routine with the help of these 52 creative date ideas. From outdoor dates to out-on-the-town dates, you and your spouse will have no trouble finding the perfect date that fits your mood–all on a $10 budget!

See for yourself how new experiences can help you bond together and nurture your relationship. Which of these will be the first of your Great Dates?

· Time Travel Great Date
· Moonlight/Sunrise Great Date
· Bucket List Great Date
· Surprise Me! Great Date

Each date includes easy preparation suggestions, tips for the date, talking points to enhance your conversations, and a Great Date takeaway. What are you waiting for?

My take:

I’ve had this book for awhile. It took me awhile to read it and then a couple more thumb throughs, before I was able to write an honest review of the book.

This is the first time that I’ve read a book, that I remember, by either the Larson’s or the Arp’s. $10 Great Dates was written really well and was broken down into very manageable sections. I liked how each date category was separated into a broader type. The dates themselves are broken down into a little bit of background provided by either the Larson’s or the Arp’s, “The Idea”, “Before Your Date”, “On Your Date”, “Talking Points”, and a “Great Date Takeaway”.

This book provides several great date ideas that I liked and were truly good ideas, some of these dates are a little far-fetched, and some of these ideas are perfectly do-able date ideas. My favorite part of the book is the “talking points” and the “Great Date Takeway”. I suppose that I had such a hard time reviewing this book, because I know that very little of these ideas are ones that my husband would go along with. I know that shouldn’t cloud my judgement and I hate that it has taken me this long to write a review, but I’ve really struggled because my view of the book is tempered by my knowledge that I’m not going to be able to appreciate but a couple of these date ideas. I’m going to go back through the book again and come up with a list of dates that I want to have in 2015 and see how many I am able to “accomplish”. Thank you to the Larson’s and Arp’s for providing us an insight into your wonderful dates and setting up a framework we can easily and affordable follow to accomplish the same dates!

*I was provided a print copy of $10 Great Dates by Bethany House Publishers Blogger Review Program in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to provide a positive review. All opinions are my own.

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