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Live in love : growing together through life's changes

Author: Lauren Akins; Mark Dagostino
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"When country music star Thomas Rhett won the ACM Award for Single of the Year with 'Die a Happy Man,' his wife, Lauren Akins, was overjoyed. Her childhood best friend and now husband was being anointed the hottest new star in country music--for a song he had written about her. He was living his dream. Lauren was elated, but she was also wrestling with some big questions, not the least of which was, How can I live
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Akins, Lauren,
Live in love
New York : Ballantine Group, 2020.
(DLC) 2019051125
Named Person: Thomas Rhett; Lauren Akins
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lauren Akins; Mark Dagostino
ISBN: 9780593129043 0593129040
OCLC Number: 1130376590
Description: xvi, 313 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Author's note: With love, from me to you... --
Prologue: His dream come true --
Camp Gregory --
Listening --
First crushes --
First everythings --
Breaking up --
Moving on - The front porch --
Love... --
...and loss --
Our day --
On the road --
Oceans --
On a mission --
Blessing --
Our baby --
The long way home --
The long way back --
Doing dishes --
Afterword: Starry nights.
Responsibility: Lauren Akins with Mark Dagostino.

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"When country music star Thomas Rhett won the ACM Award for Single of the Year with 'Die a Happy Man,' his wife, Lauren Akins, was overjoyed. Her childhood best friend and now husband was being anointed the hottest new star in country music--for a song he had written about her. He was living his dream. Lauren was elated, but she was also wrestling with some big questions, not the least of which was, How can I live my own life of purpose? Lauren Akins never wanted to be in the spotlight, but as Thomas Rhett made his relationship with Lauren the subject of many of his hit songs, she was tossed into the role of one of America's sweethearts. Revered by fans for her down-to-earth ease and charm, her commitment to humanitarian work, and the pure love she exudes for her family, Lauren has never shared her side of their story--full as it's been, with deep love, painful loss, tremendous joy, and a struggle to stay grounded in faith along the way--until now. In Live in Love, Lauren shares details about her childhood friendship with Thomas Rhett, explaining how they reconnected as young adults. She offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at the challenges of being married to her best friend, who just happens to be a music star, and the struggle to find her own footing in the frenzy of her husband's fame. And in heart-wrenching detail, she opens up about her life-changing experiences doing mission work in Haiti, and then in Uganda, where she met the precious baby who would become their first daughter a year later. From sharing the romance of their handwritten wedding vows, to the challenges they faced as they adjusted to the reality of becoming first-time parents, Live in Love takes an intimate look at one couple's life--and opens a window into all of our journeys on the path to self-discovery. A deeply personal memoir filled with never-before-seen photos, Live in Love offers inspiring guidance for anyone looking to keep romance alive, balance children and marriage, express true faith, and live a life of purpose"--

When country music star Thomas Rhett won the ACM Award for Single of the Year with 'Die a Happy Man,' he was living his dream.; his wife, Lauren, was elated but was also wrestling with some big questions, not the least of which was, How can I live my own life of purpose? Rhett made their relationship the subject of many of his hit songs. Here Akins offers a behind-the-scenes look at the challenges of being married to a music star, and the struggle to find her own footing in the frenzy of her husband's fame. The result is an intimate look at one couple's life-- and opens a window into all of our journeys on the path to self-discovery. -- adapted from jacket

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