The Wife Degree by Aisha Ford

Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me.

The Wife Degree by Aisha Ford

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

(Click the title to find the book description/blurb.)

Madison is back home from college, and her childhood crush, Jordan, still lives next door. He used to make fun of Maddy all the time, but he seems to have changed during her absence. Maddy thinks there may be a chance for this crush to become more–but maybe there are a few practical skills she’ll need to pick up first in The Wife Degree by author Aisha Ford.

Maddy is a returning character from an earlier novel. So if you might want to read Stacy’s Wedding sometime, it’d be cool to read that book first, though it isn’t strictly necessary.

This story started out pretty slow for me; I was almost ready to set it aside after a couple chapters or so. Then it started getting rather fun, and I recognized the reasons why I enjoyed it the first time, when I read it years ago. The funnier stuff in here is romantic comedy material that got some laughter out of me.

The story isn’t all fun and games, though, as it addresses some serious issues, even outside of the romance. Now, evangelism is spread on thick through the plot, and it doesn’t come off too naturally. On a lighter note, something like the ability to cook is a life skill, not a wife skill, and equal partnership in a marriage doesn’t necessarily equate to equal housework. Different marriages work differently, of course.

But I don’t think it’s this story’s real point to drive home a homemaking message, so much. Besides, the romance is interesting without depending on melodrama to give the hero and heroine their challenge. Other fans of sweet ChristFic romance should like this one.

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Maddy is a returning character from Stacy’s Wedding.

 

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