Twenty Years After I Do

By D.G. Kaye


In this personal accounting, D.G. Kaye shares the insights and wisdom she has accrued through twenty years of keeping her marriage strong and thriving despite the everyday changes and challenges of aging. Kaye reveals how a little creative planning, acceptance, and unconditional love can create a bond no obstacle will break. Kaye’s stories are informative, inspiring, and a testament to love eclipsing all when two people understand, respect, and honor their vows. She adds that a daily sprinkling of laughter is a staple in nourishing a healthy marriage.

Twenty years began with a promise. As Kaye recounts what transpired within that time, she shows that true love has no limits, even when one spouse ages ahead of the other.   (Blurb taken from Goodreads)

My Review

In TWENTY YEARS: AFTER “I DO”, the author talks about some authentic problems one encounters when the love of their life experiences health issues of advancing age.  In her instance there is an age gap of nearly 20 years, but none-the-less, the difficulties of illness of either partner, the marriage with not only a new partner, but with the partner’s family, and a plethora of other concerns are easily faced by a couple of any age and at any stage of their marriage if love and laughter are part of that union..  I’ve always believed that true love conquers all, and D.G. Kaye confirmed that belief with candor and wit in her book as she talks about the trials and tribulations of her own marriage.

To say that I am a huge fan of D. G. Kaye is an understatement.  I love her style of writing, her honesty in telling it like it is, and her never-ending sense of humor.  If you haven’t read any of her books, just peruse all the titles and find one or more you can relate to.  The author writes in a way that you can easily slip into her identity and find yourself present in a real-life situation that may be similar to your own.  You will laugh along with her, sympathize with her, and possibly learn something about life and your own situation.

TWENTY YEARS: AFTER “I DO” is highly deserving of 5 stars.

About the Author

D.G. Kaye is a nonfiction/memoir writer. Kaye writes about her life experiences, matters of the heart and women’s issues.

Kaye writes to inspire others. Her writing encompasses stories taken from events she encountered in her own life, and the lessons that were taken from them. Her sunny outlook on life developed from learning to overcome some of the many obstacles that challenged her. From an emotionally neglected childhood, to growing up with a narcissistic mother, leaving her with a severely deflated self-esteem, D.G. began seeking a path to rise above her issues.

When Kaye isn’t writing intimate memoirs, she’ll bring her natural sense of humor into her other works.

D.G. began writing when pen and paper became tools to express her pent-up emotions during a turbulent childhood. She began writing notes and cards for the people she loved and admired when she was afraid to use her own voice. She journaled about life, and her opinions on people and events. Later she began writing poetry and health articles for a Canadian magazine as her interest was piqued by natural healthcare.

D.G. began reading extensively on the subject of natural health care after encountering quite a few serious health issues. Against many odds, Kaye has overcome adversity several times throughout her life.

Kaye looks for the good and the positive in everything and believes in paying it forward.

“For every kindness, there should be kindness in return. Wouldn’t that just make the world right?”

Her Favourite Saying: “Live. Laugh. Love …and don’t forget to breathe!” is her website logo, to remind herself and others that we often forget to take a pause.  (Author Bio taken from Goodreads)

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57 thoughts on “Twenty Years After I Do

  1. What a lovely review Debby…I have only read one of your books so far but it was excellent and this one is on my TBR list and based on the reviews I am sure I will not be disappointed 🙂 xxxx

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  2. Michelle! I would just like to say I had to reach for a tissue when I read your beautiful review of my book. There is nothing more gratifying to me than when a reader ‘gets me’. And given the review you’ve written, you really do!
    I am so elated that you enjoyed and took so much from my book. Thank you soooooooooo much for choosing to read my book and sharing this most beautiful review. I will proudly share in my Sunday book review post this weekend. ❤ ❤

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    1. Debby, I’m so glad to hear you liked my review and I am humbled by your praise. I have a couple more of your books downloaded. It just is all about finding the time to read what I want to read. I started a book club last summer and it takes a lot of my time and unfortunately, the books I want to read are not always chosen by the others. Love and hugs, my dear friend. 💖💖

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      1. Aw, thanks so much Michelle. Never apologize is what I always say. We all have our Kindles bursting with so many wonderful books and not always so much time. I appreciate you. 🙂 ❤

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  3. I agree, Michelle. I enjoy Debby’s writing. I have read a few of her books now, including this one. It is a great read. I endorse your endorsement. 🙂

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  4. Wonderful review, Michelle, for Debby’s book. I have it on my TBR list and will be reading soon. She is an amazing person, lovely, talented, kind, and caring. I am honored to call her an online friend. Blessings & hugs to you both xx ❤️

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