I Always Cry at Weddings

I don’t do many actual book reviews here, but Sara Goff’s I Always Cry At Weddings stood out in a very particular way. You have to understand that usually I read Christian Historical Romance and even fifty years ago it was discouraged by the general population to have intimate relationships before marriage. Somehow in the past few years we have gone from that 61HmFdDarxLwonderful ideal, to premarital sex being almost expected. And it appears that is what Ava, from I Always Cry at Weddings, was also led to believe. Then she watches the deep excitement and love between a newlywed couple who have saved themselves for a real honeymoon, and her whole outlook begins to change.

I Always Cry at Weddings is the first Christian novel I have read that has really addressed premarital intimacy. Not as a “I have sinned”, but “this is something I have done, wish I didn’t do, and don’t want to do again, and this is why.”  With this theme woven tactfully into a entertaining story-line, I enjoyed this book from start to finish.

I want to thank Sara for being a voice to young woman (and everyone, really) who might question whether waiting for marriage is worth it when the media and society cry out that sex is something trivial — a fun way to express yourself. I want to join my voice with hers and say, yes it is worth waiting for! Sex is a wonderful, enjoyable, and powerful thing, given by God to strengthen marriage, and create children. It is sacred, holy, and beautiful when kept between a husband and wife as an expression of devotion and love.

So worth waiting for!

I Always Cry at Weddings: Engaged to a wealthy NYC socialite’s son, Ava is ready to set the city abuzz with her glamorous wedding. At least until she realizes her relationship isn’t what it should be. Then, in a move as daring as a red satin dress, she does the unthinkable–she calls it all off and makes a promise to God that from now on, she’ll save sex for marriage.

She’s convinced the future is hers for the taking, especially when an undercover cop promises a new romance…and an unexpected friendship with the homeless guy under her stoop brightens her days.

But when her carefully balanced life teeters out of control, weddings aren’t the only thing to make her cry. Ava has to figure out what life she really wants to live…and what in the world love really means

Interested? You can find this book on Amazon, and Goodreads.

5 thoughts on “I Always Cry at Weddings

  1. I’m so glad you addressed the topic of waiting for sex. People have really come to believe that they need it in order to be in a relationship. That it comes before love! I so appreciate your post.


  2. Sorry I didn’t get this read earlier! I so agree with you Angela! Hubby and I were watching something on TV and the one male character is aghast that his friend’s girlfriend hasn’t slept with him yet and they’ve been on, wait for it, 5 dates! I looked to hubby and said is that all the world expects 5 dates? Unbelievable! There is a deep beauty and connection knowing you’ve not been with another! I’ll check out Sara’s book–sounds wonderful!

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    • I know! It makes me so sad b/c there are so many young people who all the have in the media teaching them what is expected. Schools and they way the educate now only make it worse, I think, as they seem to propagate the, “as long as it’s safe sex, there is nothing wrong.” Maybe you won’t get that STD (likely you will), but what about being emotionally safe?

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    • Thank you, Kelly! Even if the book changes the thinking / gives encouragement to one young woman, it’s worth the effort in my mind. I hope you enjoy Ava’s NYC story of self-discovery and finding real love!


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