Saturday, February 20, 2016

I said YES By Emily Maynard Johnson

When her high-profile search for romance led Emily Maynard to dead end after dead end, real love finally found her.
Millions know Emily Maynard Johnson from her unprecedented double appearances on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Millions also know that neither of the relationships from those shows lasted much longer than a commercial break.
Overcome with embarrassment following her nationally televised failures at romance, Emily finally committed her heart to the only one she knew would never leave her empty and alone. Abandoning her desire to be chosen by men and finding peace in the fact that she was already chosen by God, Emily found the joy she had been looking for in serving God.
In I Said Yes, Emily tells the story of her life before and after reality TV fame, describing the profound new reality she discovered when she forsook fame in favor of the Lord. At the end of a long, fruitless search for a man, this courageous young woman found the truest love of all waiting right in front of her. To that love, Emily said yes.

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Emily Maynard Johnson is best known for her appearances on ABC’s The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. She lives with her daughter, Ricki, and her husband, Tyler, in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she writes a popular fashion blog for, manages her website and blog, and designs and markets a successful jewelry line.

My guilty pleasure is watching The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. (Don't judge me) So When I found out that Emily Maynard had written a book I was really excited to read it.
She was not blessed to have found love on either one of the shows so I was wondering what she had been up to since going to back to North Carolina to live her life with her daughter Ricki.
Now the fact that she was from West Virginia which is where I was from and now lived in North Carolina Which is where I now live had nothing to do with me loving her. 
She was a lost soul and you could tell it, she has suffered a lot in her young life and I felt a connection to her because I to have suffered great loss in my life.
She tells about what she has been through and I just felt such a connection to her. If given the chance she and I could be really good friends.
I love that her story has a happy ending, I love that she found Jesus and has a real relationship with him.
This is a book that I plan on keeping and rereading many times over.
I gave this book 5 stars and I really enjoyed every page of this story. I HIGHLY recommend it.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review


  1. Oh she was one of my favorites one the bachelor shows. I am going to love this one.

  2. Oh my wife is really going to go crazy for this one.

  3. I say YES! I want to read this one for sure!

  4. Oh yes this sounds really interesting.

  5. I must admit I watch the bachelor and bachelorette. I think I would like this book as well.

  6. That sounds really good. I am going to buy it now.

  7. This sounds just lovely. She was one of my favorites on the shows also. From the sounds of your review Mary she has a great story to tell.

  8. I will give this one to my mom. She has watched the Bachelor and Bachelorette since they started coming on. I am sure she will love it.

  9. She is my 2nd favorite to Sean Lowe. They were the only two that cared to watch. I am buying tjis one for sure.

  10. This is a book that I definitely to check out! Thanks, Mary for bringing it to my attention!