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A few weeks ago, I shared with you all about the new movie Old-Fashioned! (You can read my full review here.)

I absolutely loved this movie! I loved the idea of a good old fashioned love story... and the lessons that we could all take away from it. But it was still just a movie, and there is only so far that a movie can delve into this very interesting subject of old-fashioned romance and courtship. I wanted MORE. And I wasn't alone, which is why there are also two wonderful books that serve as the perfect compliments to dig deeper into the movie. Take a look:

Old Fashioned: The Novel

Turning his back on his reckless lifestyle, former frat boy Clay Walsh has settled down to turn an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town....and to purse lofty and outdated theories on love and romance.  But when Amber Hewson, a free-spirited woman with a gypsy soul, rents the apartment above his shop, Clay can't help being attracted to her spontaneous and passionate embrace of life.  Amber also finds herself surprisingly drawn to Clay, but his ideas about relationships are unusual to say the least, and they bring to light her own deep wounds and fears about love.  They say opposites attract, but can Clay and Amber move beyond their differences and their pasts to attempt an "old fashioned" courtship?

If you loved the movie, chances are you will love this book as well... because it's the novelization of the film! As I said, movies are great, but time constraints and flow can keep movies from really digging into the story! If it often seems like the love stories in movies happen super quickly, it's because they have to! So, I loved that this novelization allowed for even more time to fall in love with these characters and this romance. Like all movie adaptations, there are of course some differences... but the story stays pretty much the same! It stands on its own for those who haven't seen the film, but offers a deeper look for those who have. It's truly a great read for anyone looking for a good clean love story!

The Old Fashioned Way: A Devotional

Contrary to popular opinion, being "old fashioned" doesn't mean you're dull or unromantic.  In fact, a true old fashioned relationship can be more exciting and romantic than anything you've ever experienced!  So what does it mean to do things the old fashioned way?  Sure, it means opening doors, holding out chairs, and taking things slow.  But a true old fashioned romance goes much, much deeper than that.  Inspired by the motion picture Old Fashioned, this book will show you how to reclaim the lost art of romance by introducing you to romantic love as God intended it.  Regardless of your past mistakes, where you've been, what you've done, or where you are now, you can find and create a love that will last a lifetime!  As you work your way through this forty-day journey of inspiring readings and questions for reflection, you'll discover all the unique and amazing benefits of doing things the old fashioned way.  And before you know it, you'll be well on your way to creating a love story for the ages.   

When you think of courtship, what do you think of? For many, our thoughts go straight to perhaps the most popular example in our pup culture: the Duggar family- a family who has been very open about their views on the subject! But with a family of such extremes (and currently controversy), it can be hard to take their views as something that might work for anyone else. It can be easy to assume that its way too extreme. But, the ideas behind courtship can actually be pretty great! At its core, its all about 'dating' with intention, getting to know one another on a deeper level before jumping into a physical relationship, keeping yourself accountable and respecting yourself and your partner. This devotional truly digs into the subject and takes you on a journey to discover what it truly all means.

Now, being a married women, I perhaps am not the ideal audience... but this has been a subject that I've always found very interesting so I certainly thought it was an intriguing read... and a good reminder even in my marriage that an old fashioned love isn't a bad thing, but truly means showing respect for one another. What's so bad about that?

You may not agree with all of the ideas put forth in this devotional, and that's perfectly okay...but it can certainly provide some food for thought that may change the way you look at your dating habits... truly an interesting read for all!

Overall, I loved it all- the movie, the books, the story! And I hope that you will too. You can learn more and connect at the links below:

Twitter: @OldFashionedVow

And I am very excited to announce that one very lucky reader will be winning ALL THREE!! Enter using the Rafflecopter form below:

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Winner will be contacted via e-mail after giveaway ends, and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. One entry per household, winning entry will be verified. Odds of winning depend on valid entries received. A Modern Day Fairy Tale is not responsible for prize delivery

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  1. Sounds like a good read and movie! Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. i have wanted to see thios movie since it come out. Would love this with the devotionals!

  3. I never seen the movie but would like to read the book then see the movie to see if they did anything different from the book some movies do that.

  4. I used to love hearing stories that my aunt told of how my grandpa pursued my grandma :) 55 years later and they are still in love :)

  5. I used to love hearing stories that my aunt told of how my grandpa pursued my grandma :) 55 years later and they are still in love :)

  6. Sounds like an awesome movie & book! I would have to agree with Tammy on reading the book first. :) The devotional sounds like a great one to have around for my girls too!

  7. Sounds like an awesome movie & book! I would have to agree with Tammy on reading the book first. :) The devotional sounds like a great one to have around for my girls too!

  8. I love to see this coming out in a world full of oversexed and awful relationship valued people!! I hope that people can watch this and change their relationships and futures!!

  9. Would enjoy reading this novel & watch a great movie,,,,

  10. I would love the chance to read this book and then watch the movie

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