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Cherise Kelley grew up in a family of teachers. Her father, Ronald Morris, taught social studies and history for 30 years at Arcadia High School in Southern California. Her mother is a registered nurse who teaches parents about the special needs of their premature infants. Her sister, Kristine Morris White, is a grand prix level dressage horse trainer.
Mrs. Kelley became a teacher herself in 1991 through a "fifth year" of study at San Francisco State University, after earning her bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of California at Berkeley. She has taught English at the college, high school, and middle school level, but prefers to substitute so that she has time for her writing.
Cherise lives in Spokane, Washington State with her husband and two dogs named Raffle and Oreo.
on July 02, 2013 :
How I Got Him to Marry Me by Cherise Kelley is a collection of fifty true stories from fifty different women who finally got their hesitating boyfriends in gear. Ms. Kelley points out at the beginning of the book that the rate of actual marriages and married folks are going down according to the census. Men are reluctant to marry due to the high rate of divorce, fear of alimony and child support, and being monogamous.
Each story is individual to that couple. What worked for one person may not work for another. One earnest college student found jealousy worked fine to motivate her shy engineer boyfriend. Another woman paid off her guy’s hefty back child support so he could concentrate on them. A few played the child card while others refused to have children without marriage. The one I respected the most was the woman who prayed for strength not to get married just because her friends were.
A few stories were humorous, while others were pleasing romantic. Some of the men seemed so worthless from the tales their wives told it made me wonder why they wanted to get married. Some women connived, a few lied, but most set down the law.
One woman commented she was the prize the man should be glad to catch her. I really wished more women had her attitude. People see things differently and these are fifty different women’s stories. Some will make you laugh aloud, a few cry and others will make you wonder if those two are still married.
How I Got Him to Marry Me is an anecdotal feel good book. It is not a guide to get a reluctant man to marry you. Do you really want to be married to someone who doesn’t want to be married to you? I hope not
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on May 14, 2013 :
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. Hang in there and if it is ment to be it will be.
I did not finish the book. I am happily married and felt then end state to all the stories is the same...they end up together. I did feel a few of the stories were a HaHa I trapped you into marriage type story which I dont agree with. Not every story has a happy ending...but what marriage does.
Although I did not finish the book, I was given the chance to have an early read in exchange for an honest review. It is not my type of book, but it is not written poorly it just isnt for me.
I encourage those who are looking to be married or have their eye on someone and it has been too long, read it..draw your own conclusions!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)