Thursday, April 21, 2016

The {Re}Model Marriage by Maria Hoagland

From the outside, Kirk and Jamie appear to have a beautiful home and the perfect marriage. Inside, the aging Craftsman is falling apart, their marriage is crumbling from neglect, and Jamie Royce wants out! Kirk, on the other hand, isn’t ready to give up on either the house or their relationship.

With their divorce scheduled for the day after their daughter’s high school graduation, Jamie and Kirk have to fix the home’s problems to lift their selling price out of the basement. Working to renovate the home together, they discover secrets—in the home, in their marriage, and in the fertility clinic that helped give them their daughter—and find themselves questioning what true love really is.

Remodeling a home can be so stressful.  Imagine remodeling a home and a marriage!  Stressful?  Yes.  They say building a home is one of the most stressful things on a marriage but I love how instead of that, this book shows how a couple moves closer together by working together.

Every marriage has bumps.  It takes work and compromise.  At the beginning of this book we find Kirk and Jamie in as much disrepair as their house.  They are both insecure and neglected.  There is no communication between them.  As the book progresses, we get glimpses of their meeting and courtship through flashbacks.  This is where we come to know both Kirk and Jamie and see why their relationship is worth fighting for.

I enjoyed this book for the most part.  I felt it got a bit wordy and repetitious in places that had me skimming but overall I enjoyed the book and felt satisfaction in seeing two people find their way back together.  Families are worth fighting for and this book portrayed that.

Content:  Clean- all the way around!

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.


  1. I always skim over wordy parts too. I find that they almost never contain necessary information. Sounds like it was a good book, though!

    Dena @ Batch of Books

    1. My grandpa would be ashamed. He read every word of the most wordy books ever. He would hate that I skim! :) Yes, despite a few wordy parts, it is a book worth reading.


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