Monday, May 10, 2021

Sale on the Vuolos' Book

 
Jeremy Vuolo and Jinger Vuolo, 2017

As we shared several days ago, Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo's new book, "The Hope We Hold," was released last week. Have you had a chance to read it? What did you think? Or if you haven't picked it up yet, do you plan to? If you still want to buy a copy, Amazon is having a sale, and the book is currently listed for less than $17. 

Photo courtesy jingerandjeremy.com


410 comments:

  1. They seem like a very nice couple. I hope they are able to live a peaceful life with their family.

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  2. No, I don't plan to buy or read the book.

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    1. Me neither

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    2. Same here! Anon 7:57 am

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    3. Me neither. What do they have to offer me?

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    4. I won’t be watching anymore Counting On shows or older 19 Kids and Counting shows.
      Nor will I read any future books written by any family members.
      Their show has run its course. In my opinion, it’s time for all family members to bow out gracefully and attempt to lead quiet lives in peace.
      lead quiet lives, at least for the near future.

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    5. 11:00PM, You will never know what they have to offer you if you never read it and givevthem a chance. We can all learn something from each other.

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    6. @9:36 The Vuolos should read what we write because they could learn something from us.

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  3. I don’t think jingers family helped book sales at all given this recent public attention

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  4. I read it last week, and I loved it! I highly recommend it!

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    1. Why did you love it? How was it any different than the stuff they've already talked about on the show or their podcasts?

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  5. Sincere question for cynics, why? Why are you so cynical about Jeremy and Jinger? Not everything is a money grabbing scheme. Why do you doubt they would write a book out of a sincere wish to encourage people? You obviously don’t have to read it, but why not give them the benefit of the doubt? Why assume the worst of them?

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    1. Why would I pay for something I have no interest in reading?

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    2. Because they are not giving it away to people but selling.

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    3. With Jeremy it appears to be. They try so very hard to stay famous. It’s very clear Jeremy is chasing fame. That is a turn-off in my book.

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    4. Not being interested doesn’t necessarily mean cynical. I prefer to read about people who fascinate or inspire me. I’m simply indifferent to the Vuolos.

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    5. What kind of encouragement do you expect people to get from their courtship story? How many people can relate to that? If you're talking about the miscarriage, there are tons of good books already on that subject, written by experts in the field.

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    6. I think they probably want to encourage people and share their story while also making money. Writing a book and getting is published is work. They’d hope to be compensated for their work and find some success with it personally as well. This is the American dream! Nothing evil here folks

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    7. If it wasn't about making money then they would have shared this information on their podcast. Of course it was about money. Everything about them is about money so they can live the LA lifestyle they love so mch.

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    8. I'd be cynical of any 27 year old with no worldly experience writing about anything.

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    9. Have you noticed? Not one public congratulatory comment for Derick on his graduation! However, they want people to praise and congratulate them on their book. It appears to be all about the Vuolo’s.

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    10. You're assuming that people who have no interest in reading the Vuolo's book have an axe to grind with them. For me, it's simply a matter of indifference. I have no particular feelings one way or the other about them and wouldn't spend the money or time reading their book.

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    11. @9:35 Except "they" didn't write it. A third person did. A publisher came to them with an idea, someone interviewed them, someone wrote it up, and the publisher published it with their pictures on the cover. If their name wasn't on the book, would you have bought a book written by that third person, whose name is in tiny print?

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    12. There is absolutely nothing wrong with writing a book for money. The choice to buy it is yours. You do as you do with any book. Read a synopsis then decide if you want to read it or not.

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    13. To 8:44 - You don't have to be an expert at something in order to contribute and have something to offer. The best miscarriage info comes from people who have been through it themselves, not people with degrees who write about it.

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    14. @4:19 I know right, law school is not easy and graduating form law school or any other institution of higher education is worthy of accolades. This just shows you that this family does not value education and would rather congratulate a couple with a flop book who only got a book deal for being who they are.

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    15. 9:41 it comes from a wide range of experience and expertise. My mother had 6 kids and after 3 miscarriages myself the best advice/comfort she could offer was, “keep trying.” After 7 additional years of that we sought professional help and found the why. So much time wasted and guilt.

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  6. Not right now. Congratulations on the book. Why hasn't anything been said about Derricks graduation from law school? Congratulations Derick!!!

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  7. No, but if anyone wants to give us a review, I'll read that.

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    1. There are reviews on Amazon.

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    2. Yes, 6:06. I've read the reviews on Amazon. But I'd also be interested in any reviews of people here as well.

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  8. I m not interested in reading it.

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  9. No, the excepts online were enough. It's things already shared or else Jinger trying to explain her feelings, most of which were how she froze or was confused or scared, and Jeremy saying how he pushed and pressured her and her family anyway to get what he wanted. That's not the kind of "hope" I want to read more about.

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    1. I felt that the exerpts I read showed issues with the family's way of life, and Jinger's resulting insecurities. I think they meant her stories as a positive spin, but I did not see it that way. For example, as an adult in her early 20's, she had to wait several months to find out if her parents "approved" of Jeremy. That is way too controlling and treating her like a child who couldn't think for herself.

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    2. Why would you have to seek that kind of approval from your parents? If you think someone is right for you, find out yourself. My kids dated people and I didn't say a word one way or the other. I let them figure out whether to end the relationship or continue it. I was not getting involved in that, no siree. Being able to make up your mind and justifying your reasons is an important adult skill you have to learn on your own. Finding a spouse can be trial and error, but you learn extremely valuable lessons from those errors. Jim Bob is way too protective and all it does is make nervous girls who have to run to their father for help because they don't know they have their own strength and can make their own decisions.

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    3. I agree 11:21. That story was not comfortable to read about.

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    4. Yet they're supposed to be mature enough to get married! I don't get that. If you can't decide without this level of control, approval, and input from your parents, you aren't ready.

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    5. Anon 11:21. What did you expect from Jinger? The ONLY member of this family that picked a spouse without first seeking parental approval was John. He just informed the family that he and Abbie were going to get married. The rest of the spouses had to "run the gauntlet" to pass JB's inspection. lol

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  10. A sale only one week after it was released?

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    1. I have noticed this trend with a lot of books after the release.

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  11. No, I do not plan to buy this book. I have nothing against Jinger and Jeremy, but I fail to see how their experiences as a couple are anything worthy reading about. There’s nothing really remarkable about their story thus far. Feels like a way to make some money.

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    1. That’s the Hope they hold if they exploit their story or say what pp what to hear you will buy it.

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    2. Well said 10:00, couldn’t agree more. Too often ppl think their fame gives them authority to in any topic they want to “share wisdom” on

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    3. Wow, that's just mean, 9:21

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  12. Sorry this is out of topic, but what happened to the Nashville Wife's blog?

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    1. I wish Ellie would give us an explanation.

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    2. I thought it was just me. I thought I had permanently locked myself out of her blog.

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    3. I read somewhere that she was discontinuing it. I noticed her husband was filling in for her a lot so I assume she is busy and blogs require time. I will miss her blog. It was fun and educational to read.

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    4. Hi there,

      I am considering ending my Nashville Wife blog, so I took it down while I make the decision. I am so grateful to have all of you as readers!

      Ellie

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    5. Why are you ending it?

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  13. I plan to get the audio-book.

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  14. Love love and love the book... I had no idea what they went thru before marriage ....It’s sad to see what Jim Bob did to Jeremy but it sure showed Jeremy’s character and you can see the love Jeremy and Jinger have for each other ... I really don’t see this in the other marriages ....Jim Bob always seemed to put Jeremy down or belittle him in some way... way to controlling. I finished the book the night I received it so now I’m going to read it again ... Jinger and Jeremy just have a sweet spirit surrounding them. God has them right where they need to beπŸ™

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    1. Seems there were two people trying to control and a clash of two male personalities.

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    2. That sure showed Jeremy's character, but I thought not in a positive light. A girl says no I'm scared, but the guy continues to insist and get what he wants. Is that right?

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    3. I haven’t read the book, so this is just a guess based on comments here. I feel like Jinger went from being controlled by one dominate male to another. Jinger seems easy to control, so I hate to see anyone taking advantage of that.

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  15. I'm in the middle of reading it now and so far I'm enjoying it. Without spoiling it for those who are waiting for their copy to be delivered in the introduction, they mention 1 Peter 1:3-9 and trusting in God to get us through our trials and He will carry us through. I so needed to read that and so I'm looking forward to reading the rest.

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    1. Whatever the trial is, praying for you, Regina.

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    2. Thank you 10:39. I appreciate it.

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  16. The sale is only in the US. Amazon.ca charges Canadian $31.45. I hope our public library will purchase it so I can borrow the book.

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  17. I don't plan to because they are young. Perhaps I will after more life experiences and they update it when they are 40 plus years old.

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  18. No disrespect but can someone tell me what is it about? Is it self-help, inspiration, etc?

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    1. It’s for superfans. It’s like an entertainment magazine article but book length. Inside tidbits nobody but a superfan would care about.

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    2. Inspiration

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    3. How is retelling stories that were already on TV (like BBQ sauce tuna) inspirational?

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  19. Nope not supporting a family that doesn’t know how to have a real job

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    1. I am not supporting a family who have completely different views than me.

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    2. I am not supporting a family with Josh Duggar in it.

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    3. Since when is being an author or writer not a real job???

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    4. There is nothing wrong with self-employment. The family was SELF-EMPLOYED BEFORE they even became famous. The next time you start bad mouthing self-employment, remember that someone took a risk to be self-employed in order for YOU to even have a job period. Without someone taking that risk, YOU won't even have a job at all.

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    5. So you believe that a pastor of a church isn't a real job? Jeremy is on break from pastoring a church to attend seminary. I don't know how you can knock that, with any integrity.

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    6. They are not authors or writers! They told this story to others and then it was written for them. Read the credits!

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    7. For : 5:23 pm : He is not on a break. He quit astoring at a church to instead go to school.

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    8. 10:40 Self-employed. With a house that was getting finished at a snail's pace on a foundation that wasn't paid for. Living in a house way too small for them that belonged to a church. It never seemed they were going to cut it without outside help and big bucks from TV.

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  20. It’s free at the library.

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    1. Libraries aren't safe to go to again yet. And not every library will carry it.

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    2. Not every library will carry it.

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    3. 10:48 Our libraries have been open for quite awhile. Returned books are quarantined for a period of time before put back on the shelves. No worries!

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    4. 10:48, libraries are safe to go to. Wear your mask, wash your hands, let the books sit for days if you want. It is no more unsafe than the grocery store.

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    5. @1:32 My friend's father and mother both have Covid right now. The only place they remember being in the 2 weeks before that was the grocery store. Mask mandates had been lifted. Public spaces can still be unsafe. No, they were not vaccinated. Unfortunately they are among those who think nothing was going to happen, it's all been hyped, and the vaccines are dangerous. Now they have the virus and my friend is worried sick herself.

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  21. No plans to buy or read it. It does not interest me. But good luck to them














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  22. Penny Traweek MasseyMay 10, 2021 at 1:18 PM

    Ordering today!

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  23. No. This couple is already suffering from over exposure.

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  24. It sounded like Jeremy wasn't going to take no for an answer when he was courting Jinger and she had serious second thoughts. I thought his behavior during that time was arrogant and controlling.

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    1. It was almost frightening the way he described being determined to get her to change her mind when she was, as she described, paralyzed with fear at the thought of marrying him. Let the girl have some breathing room if she's not sure!

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    2. Oh my goodness. I may need to read the book now. That is so sad that Jinger was fearful of marrying him. Does she explain if it was her dad that seeded the doubts or was it Jeremy. Or both? I feel bad for her.

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    3. @9:32 You don't have to buy the book to read that incident. It's online. She didn't understand why she froze and was so scared and unable to commit further. Jeremy insisted and worked every angle to get what he wanted (her). To me it was upsetting to read because it almost seemed like she was a prize to win, not a scared human being.

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  25. I just ordered my copy, can't wait to read it!

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  26. No, I feel I already know a lot about them. God Bless

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  27. No not interested.

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  28. I don't plan to buy or read the book. I like the Duggars but just have no interest in this particular book.

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  29. I am impressed with Derick Dillard on having received his law degree. It will be interesting to see how his new career unfolds. Jill must be very proud!

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    1. Me too! Please make a post about this. I'd much rather hear about Jill and Derick than the Vuolos and Josh.

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    2. Same hopefully it’s J’s turn now to pursue they nursing program is she so desires.

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    3. Agreed. I’m so happy for Derrick and would more likely read a book by him and Jill.

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    4. MO- Yes, Jill and Derick have distanced themselves from the Big House. (JB and Michelle's house, not jail :o) I give them a lot of credit for that. Congratulations to Derick on his Law Degree. Best wishes for a productive career. :o)

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    5. Jill has come so far and it has to have been a mix of joy and pain, fear and courage, and insight and confusion. It's been awesome to see her gain strength and growth. If she and Derick wrote a book, that is one that I would buy.

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    6. Me Three! What happened to the Derick's? Shame on the bloggers.

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    7. Ditto to you both!! Happy for him and their family.

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    8. Did Derick ever complete his tell all book?

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  30. I read it. It was good. The behind the scenes of their courtship and all the discussions leading up to it were really interesting.

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  31. I guess Josh spoiled the sales on the book so it's a fire sale. That family is forever ruined.

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    1. This book was never going to sell all that well. It has limited appeal at best. The family's star was already fading before the business with Josh so I don't think he "ruined them".

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    2. With the Duggar name prominently out not it could very well fuel the sale of more books not less.

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    3. The book is on the best sellers list and frankly I'm glad for them. Writing a book is not easy and I commend them for taking a leap of faith by going ahead and writing a book.

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    4. @Regina It's not on "the best sellers list." It's on some little niche market list of Christian books on Amazon. The real Best Sellers List is put out by the New York Times each week.

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  32. absolutely no interest in buying or reading this book

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    1. Why is that? You are here reading a blog about them so why not give the book a shot?

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    2. 8:52 - this family has lots of members, that doesn’t mean we have to like every single one of them. I enjoy reading this blog because I like a lot of the family members, but I’m not particularly a fan of Jinger and Jeremy

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    3. At 8:52 some people just don't enjoy reading books in general. It might be as simple as that.

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  33. They've got some timing for a book release.

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    1. Book releases are scheduled far in advance. They did not plan the timing to happen during the situation at hand with her brother.

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    2. Investigations are scheduled far in advance too.

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  34. i will not buy this book.

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  35. I did not initially plan to read this book, however after reading excerpts here & there on Amazon reviews of the book I decided to pre order a copy for may 13th as that’s when it comes out in the UK. I purchase a lot of books on Amazon (both novels & academic), & I was looking for another particular book when coming across this. It’s been given a 5* rating & I am really looking forward to reading it.

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    1. So many of your posts seem to be on the same wavelength as my thinking. I will be eager to hear how you feel about the book. Thank you.

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  36. I also have no plans to buy or read the book either.

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  37. Congratulations Derick, on your successful completion of Law School!!!!!!

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    1. Yes congratulations to Derick on his law school accomplishments. I'm sure he worked hard for this and is trying to provide for the future of his family. Self sustainability. I'm sure its hard for Jill not being close to her extended family but her family (Derick and the boys) is looking to the future and hopefully will eventually get out of those clouds that hover over them and have a wonderful life.

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    2. I'm glad he completed school. Hopefully, he will work full time instead of being a full time student.

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  38. Congratualtions to the Vuolos on the book. Very special congratulations to Derick Dillard on graduating law school

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  39. Off topic---- Ellie, what happened to the Nas
    hvillewife blog ??

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    1. I wonder too, no explanation.

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    2. I think Ellie found it too time consuming, but I will miss it very much. I hope she continues setting up the Duggar and Bates’ Blogs, especially because, I am guessing, the Duggar’s might choose to no longer be on television.

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  40. Not worth the money! Borrow from the library.

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  41. I would like to read it but can not afford it. I will maybe get it if there is one at the library when the pandemic is over and I can safely get library books again.

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  42. At this point in time. I am far more interested in watching Jill and her very support husband find their way out of the dysfunctional Duggar family and lead emotionally healthy lives and are courageous for having started that journey. So far, the Vuolos seem to just be trying to cash in on the Duggar name while the Dillards are trying to stay away from it. But I still like the Vuolos as a nice couple. They just haven't done anything that warrants a book.

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    1. I disagree. I think the Dillards are cashing in on the Duggar name, just in a different way.

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  43. Not sure if I plan on reading the book for several reasons,but none of it is associated to the recent events with Josh being arrested. One is because my family isn't interested in the Duggar family anymore since they started to fall away from their Christian faith and values and started to believe and embrace some of today's Christian values like wearing shorter skirts, reading the modern versions of the Bible,and listening to Christian Contemporary music and playing and singing it following the events 6 years ago. Another thing is that I am sort of skeptical on how Jinger and Jeremy speak about their faith and the name of their podcast and book "The Hope We Hold" sounds like their fake Christian's and like they act false religious people of today like Joel and Victoria Olstene and they think it's ok for women to act like men and hold positions in the church like a pastor or deacon. And Jinger has really fallen away from her family's beliefs and embraced modern Christianity (though I respect her decision to wear pants because me and my family do and there is nothing biblically wrong with it) and ever since she got married has acted more feminist. So I may or may not read it,we will see. -H.P. from CO

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    1. But what could make the book interesting to me is learning why Jinger chose not to embrace the strict Duggar rules involving dress code, etc.

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    2. @9:45 She only did that after she got the OK from her new headship, Jeremy. She did not make up the new dress rules on her own.

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  44. Only 3 years to do a law degree? It takes five in Australia, then you have to sit a bar exam on top of that.

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    1. In the US, there are three types of degrees for law: you can graduate from college and then go to grad school which is 3 extra years, a merged program, where you do a bachelor's and masters together, or a year round program where you do the first but the masters program does not take off for summer or winter breaks.

      But keep in mind, most law students that graduate spend a year training at a law firm (not praticing) and study for the year to pass the bar.

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    2. Derick had to complete a bachelor's degree, which is a four year degree, before going to law school. Derick, I believe graduated 10 years ago with a bachelors in accounting. Yes, Derick will still have to sit for the bar exam.

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    3. In the us you have to have another degree before going to law school. Law school is a post graduate degree. In my country, Colombia, law is an undergraduate degree so it does take 5 years

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    4. Derick did have a four-year undergrad degree, which maybe helped reduce a 4-yr law degree down to 3. He will still have to article and take the Bar exam.

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    5. 10:21, 4 years undergrad then 3 years law school. After that you sit for that bar exam.

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    6. He has to write the bar exams.

      Here (not the US),our programs mesh with those in Australia. I checked; no difference. Our law schools do exchanges with Australian law schools. Three years for a LD and 4 years for a LLD. Then, you have to article and write the Bar Exam. Some of our students go to Australia to earn their law degrees. These are students who typically did not earn a place in our highly competitive law schools. They can come back and write their bar exams here (provided they find an articling position which is very difficult).

      Derick will have to article at a law firm and then passed the Bar Exam before he can call himself a lawyer.

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  45. I had not planned to buy the book, but bought it on a whim and read it through on Saturday morning. I found it to be overall an enjoyable, worthwhile read for those interested in the Duggars. I appreciated their willingness to share further details of their relationship. I read it with an open mind to understand how they experience life and I found the book to be genuine and well-written.

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  46. I want to read it but I hate buying new books, so will either get at the library or look for a used copy in the future.

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  47. I barely have time to read this blog let alone a book. LOL!

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  48. I'd like to know who created and approved the cover picture. Jinger and Jeremy both look highly photoshopped.

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    1. Yes! Jeremy's hairline grew back in. It's a miracle.

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  49. Not really interested of reading a bit sincere book. After what's emerged, i don't really trust what they want to show us. They want to show us the "perfect" Christian family. If I'll read a book, i want a real book. A real family, addressing problems in a real and sincere way. And i don't think 2 years of marriage is even close to be enough to give martial adviceπŸ˜‚ they have been together for what 4 years total? That honeymoon phase. I'd rather read a book about Jill and how she views her upbringing now♥️

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  50. I'm not sure if I'm going to get the book yet. I'm still thinking about it. I wish the new seasons and old seasons of counting on would come on. I really can't wait for season 12 to come soon hopefully in the summer time. Natasha b

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  51. Ellie - Did you shut down your Nashville Wife blog? I haven’t been able to read it for the past few days. When I hit the link on “More Blogs”, it brings me to a sign in page.

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  52. I bought the book on Audible. It was great to hear their story ready by Each of them. I was astounded at all that Jeremy went through with Jim
    bob to be able to even get to know Jinger and what a stumbling block his Calvinism was

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    1. Why do Christians have disagreements like that on the fine points of theology? Where do they get the idea that only ONE idea ("theirs") is the "right" one? That has always bothered me about religion. Nobody has all the answers.

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  53. Good luck on the book sales. With the current climate and the Duggars, I would not spend my hard earned money to support any of them. However, I do wish the Vuoles the best of luck.

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  54. No, I don't feel I need inspiration from 20/30-somethings who had to overcome the emotional hurdle of whether to get married on TV or not.

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  55. Why? Reality TV star meets former pro athlete. After a few run ins with her over bearing father they get married and live happily ever after.

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  56. I highly recommended you read...the title of the book has such a deeper meaning once you've read it. It's real and honest and healing. To be that open and honest true testimonies of God's never changing love!!!! Grace and Mercy, Peace and Love

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  57. I would like to see this couple stop using Jinger's fame to make money. After observing their lifestyle in LA, however, it's hard to imagine Jeremy ever working as a lowly pastor serving a church again.

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    1. It's hard to imagine Jeremy doing anything that would satisfy his ego if he didn't have Jinger and her family's famous name to get him there.

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    2. To May 11 @11:28.... You do realize Jeremy has a Job and is studying at the Masters Seminary??? You really don’t know anything about them... so their “Lifestyle” in LA offends you? Sightsee and going out to burger and pizza places as a family is wrong... wow... that’s what families do ... now go observe elsewhere... because you can’t observe something if you’re not there...move in

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  58. I would like to read it, but in Canada it's over $30. Too bad it's not available in paperback to make it more affordable. I'll check our library.

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    1. In Canada, do they have the discounted price on Kindle? In US kindle it's 12.99.

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  59. It's just too bad that the whole Duggar family is going to get tarnished because of Josh. I think it's very unfair.

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    1. Many families have a member (or maybe more than one) who is problematic and causes heartache and embarrassment to the family, however their bad behavior doesn't threaten anyone else's livelihood. Not so with the Duggars as their family is so tied to the image they project they are put in this spot of having the loss of their livelihood by the actions ONE family member.

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    2. I think it's too bad that the family got involved with reality TV in the first place. When you put yourselves out in the public arena, you're going to be a target- especially when there's scandal.

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    3. If they hadn't spend years marketing themselves as some sort of unit that probably wouldn't have happened.

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  60. Hi Ellie,

    I can't access your website Nashville Wife. It keeps asking for a password.

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  61. I don't have anything against them, and I wish them the very best, but I don't plan to buy the book.

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  62. No, I will not read the book. The "About" section of their website alone turns me off with the bragging about being "the break out stars" and having amassed a large gathering even though it's so difficult to stand out in the Duggar family. How arrogant! I have no desire to feed their egos and their wishes for fame by buying their book. Nor will I reward people who are not actually working for their money but instead relying on cameras and the money of other people to get by.

    Here is the About section of their website if anyone is wondering: "Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo have become the breakout stars of TLC's hit show Counting On. While it’s challenging to stand out in a family with 19 kids – not to mention numerous spouses and grandchildren – Jinger and Jeremy have managed to amass a large following as they live out their faith and family values in Los Angeles, The couple's biggest blessing has been raising their 15-month-old daughter, Felicity, who captures the hearts of their loyal fans everywhere."


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    1. It's not accurate because they're shielding Felicity and her little sister from those "loyal fans" now.

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    2. What “amassed large gathering” are they referring to?

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    3. Amy- That About Section does scream ego to me. Break-out starts? Good grief.

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    4. Guessing a publicist wrote that.

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    5. That's a crazy stretch.

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    6. Agree, that was not written in a Christ-honoring way.

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    7. Hmmm.....jealous

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    8. @1:34 I'm certainly not jealous of people who embellish the truth.

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    9. @1:34 There's a huge difference between disagreeing and being jealous.

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    10. Jealous of what?!?

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  63. Launch a book and 7 days later you have to drop the price? Something wrong with this picture.

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    1. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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    2. I think Amazon does that, not the authors.

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  64. I loved the book,found out more about their romance, it was a fun read, I really enjoyed it and hope they write a second one! You can't blame the other family members because of one bad apple in the family. Everyone has something going on in their life that they may not be proud of but since they are in the public eye you hear lies too about things that may not of happen or the truth is stretched out and people believe it! I'm not talking about Josh, I'm sure he did wrong but you can't blame the parents they did what they believe would help him, it's not Anna's fault or his silbings. We all make mistakes we are all not perfect!

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    1. 11:15 Nope, none of us are perfect. However, Josh has been charged with a serious and henious crime. That's a far stretch from just making a "mistake."

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    2. What Josh did was not a “mistake” it was a felony!!!!!!

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  65. No, not interested in their story, but i would gladly but a book from Jill and Derick! They seem so authentic and really happy about what they achieve! And come on, law school with 2 small kids is really impressive! Way to go! I hope that Jill will consider a nurse degree ♥️

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  66. Looking forward to reading the book. Jeremy and Jinger have always been my favorite of the Duggars. That is a beautiful photo of them by the way!

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    1. I know - Jeremy has so much hair!

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    2. Jill and Dereck’s story is the story of most middle class Americans who have gone to school to better themselves. I am more interested in reading stories of people who choose a different path. It’s not that I support a lifestyle like JimBob and Michelle’s because I don’t. It’s just that it’s not a story like every other.

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    3. That is not Jeremy's real hair by the way and it's not the only thing touched up for the cover. I don't see why you can't have your true image on the cover of your book.

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  67. I would like to read it, but won't be paying money to do so.

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  68. Not interested in their "romance" and how JB acted out. Guess they're trying to find another way to make a living now that the TV show is fading away. I do wonder how much longer they plan on living rent free in the house owned by the church in LA though.

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  69. Ellie, why can't I read your blog anymore? Is it under construction or will you be no longer using it anymore?

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  70. I'm here to congratulate Derick on his graduation from law school. I don't understand why that announcement hasn't been made on this site.

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  71. My personal to do list has gotten really, really long. But that does not mean I would not want to read their book too. Sometimes others journeys are encouraging and enlightening. I look forward to reading it yet.

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  72. Ok Duggars. Ive been a devoted fan for YEARS but cannot STAND the attention and favoritism for Jeremy and Jinger because they are quiet and under your thumb.

    Poor Derick and Joy - who have taken a stand for truth also. Not good Jim-Bob and Michelle.

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