New Book, Reflections on the Ring: An Ordinary Woman’s Extraordinary Tale of How She Saved Her Marriage and Family, chronicles a wife and mother’s testament to the power of faith in action and the triumph of traditional values.
Author Lori Colombo-Dunham.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida—In her first book, Reflections on the Ring: An Ordinary Woman’s Extraordinary Tale of How She Saved Her Marriage and Family, Lori Colombo-Dunham reveals how she transformed a shotgun wedding in a sterile courthouse mandated by an unplanned pregnancy into the marriage and family life of her dreams. Having always desired the trappings of an elegant church wedding and lavish reception, the author bravely discloses the “sins” of her past as a traditionally raised Catholic young woman and takes the reader on a simultaneously heartwarming, frustrating, and inspiring journey filled with broken dreams, financial turmoil, marital discord and parental responsibility. It’s a compelling personal story of triumph over one’s own self-directed aspirations and acceptance of God’s perfect — if at first seemingly ‘imperfect’ — plan.
“Most women harbor dreams of a fairytale wedding and marriage. And while some do achieve it all, they are in the minority. For most of us the reality of living out our daily lives with another person by our side demands compromise, cooperation and commitment. Yes, it takes two to make a marriage, but someone has to take the lead. Why not let that person be you?” Colombo- Dunham asks.
Filled with references and quotes from prominent authors and relationship experts Stormie Omartian, Dr. Laura Schlessinger and John Grey, Reflections on the Ring: An Ordinary Woman’s Extraordinary Tale of How She Saved Her Marriage and Family is already receiving rave reviews from a variety of critics one of whom, historical romance writer Katherine Bone states, “Reflections on the Ring is an adventure of discovery, love, and inner strength. Humorously written, readers won’t be able to put it down!”
One of Colombo Dunham’s passions is inspiring everyday women to stand up and fight for their marriages rather than live lives of quiet desperation or file for divorce. Aside from sharing her own story, she cites specific passages from the books that guided her into taking meaningful action. She ends each chapter with a bulleted summary of best practices and concludes the book with a rousing testament to the power of love, faith, family, friendship, fidelity and persistence.
To read a synopsis of Reflections on the Ring: An Ordinary Woman’s Extraordinary Tale of How She Saved Her Marriage and Family visitwww.reflectionsonthering.wordpress.com (Paperback, 119 pages, $13.95). The book may be ordered online at http://www.lulu.com/shop/lori-colombo-dunham/reflections-on-the-ring-an-ordinary-womans-extraordinary-tale-of-how-she-saved-her-marriage-and-family/paperback/product-21309971.html.
About the Author
Lori Colombo Dunham grew up in a small Midwestern town in Michigan, the youngest of five siblings in an Italian family that cherished old-fashioned traditions, high moral standards and timeless values — all of which still play an important role in the life of The Matriarch, her mother.
After earning a B.A. in Sign Language Studies (Deaf Culture) and a B.S. in Gerontology, Lori worked with the deaf elderly in Michigan before relocating to Florida where she met her husband-to-be. Lori’s role-models have always been her grandmother, mother, and father as readers will quickly discover within the pages of Reflections on the Ring. She currently lives in South Florida with her husband, David, and daughters, Gianna and Bianca.
About Daria DiGiovanni
Daria DiGiovanni is an author, ghost writer, editor, blogger and social media marketer who specializes in helping clients express their concepts creatively and effectively. The author of Water Signs: A Story of Love and Renewal (2008), she has edited and ghostwritten several books, manages two internet radio networks, Writestream and We Built That Network, hosts two internet radio programs Writestream Tuesday and Inalienable Right, and blogs at DariaDiGiovanni.com and WeBuiltThatNetwork.com. Follow her on twitter@dariaanne.