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The Vow

The True Events That Inspired the Movie

Carpenter, Kim

eBook - 2012
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Vow
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Now a major motion picture starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum, The Vow tells the true story of Kim and Krickett Carpenter, a couple that defied the odds and fell in love with each other again after Krickett suffered brain damage and memory loss following a car accident.

Publisher: Nashville : B & H Pub. Group, 2012
ISBN: 1433675943
9781433675942
Characteristics: 1 online resource (197 p.)

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Jul 13, 2012

Leo: The moment of impact. The moment of impact proves potential for change. Has ripples effects far beyond what we can predict. Sending some particles crashing together. Making them closer than before. While sending others spinning off into great ventures. Landing them where you've never thought you've found them. That's the thing about moments like these. You can't, no matter how hard you try, controlling how it's gonna affect you. You just gotta let the colliding part goes where they may. And wait. For the next collision.

Jul 13, 2012

Leo: I vow to love you, and no matter what challenges might carry us apart, we will always find a way back to each other.

Jul 13, 2012

Leo: I need to make my wife fall in love with me again.

Jul 13, 2012

Paige: I hope that one day I can love you the way you love me. Leo: You figured it out once. You'll do it again.

Jul 13, 2012

Leo: Life's all about moments, of impact and how they changes our lives forever. But what if one day you could no longer remember any of them?

Jun 25, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Leo: I need to make my wife fall in love with me again.

Jun 25, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Leo: You figured it out once. You'll do it again.

Jun 25, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Paige: I hope that one day I can love you the way you love me.

Jun 25, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Leo: First date and you're already inviting yourself to stay the night?

Jun 25, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Paige: What?

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Jul 21, 2014
  • sarazor rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Different that the movie. A wonderful Non fiction read. Spiritually uplifting.

Mar 13, 2013
  • emerald2pac rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Movie was way better and luckily not religious at all. This book had a good story I'll give it that much. That's where the props stop. It was also incredibly boring and stock full of religion. Everytime you turn around God this and God that. Really just too much. I felt tricked into reading a Christian book. If I would've know it was anything like that I wouldn't have bothered. The book would've been much better if it was like the movie.

Sep 12, 2012
  • 8217549 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

i had big hopes for this book. didnt happened

Sep 04, 2012
  • lizseida rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The book is definitely better than the movie. I saw the movie and when I read the book, I could hardly believe how different the storylines were. Very encouraging and inspirational.

Jul 30, 2012
  • capezio rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This title is a wonderful quick read. I read it in one day! I did see the movie first, and was a little let down by the movie, so when I noticed this book I thought it would help fill in some of the blanks. I then realized the movie is basically a completely different story then the real life events. I was touched that this book was written from the husbands perspective and was continually inspired by his love and devotion to his wife and his love for God.

Jul 16, 2012
  • MadReads rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

The Vow is an inspirational story of how the Carpenter's faith kept them going after Krickett's brain injury. However I would have like to have heard Krickett's side of the story and I wanted to know more about how it felt to fall in love and get married a second time. Also, how do Krickett's lost memories still affect them?

Jun 25, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

i luved the vow...so touching!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jun 25, 2012
  • jodianmorgan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

i've yet to watch the movie but i know its good becay=use of rachel mcadams from the "notebook" to "the time travelers wife' so i would realy watch that movie.

Jun 25, 2012
  • rece98 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

i like books/movies that tell a true storie on someone so if your in to that stuff to you should read it

Jun 14, 2012
  • PrimaGigi rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I had no idea it was a Christian life book when I picked it up at the library, I am an avowed Atheist. Now that doesn't mean I will snicker or denounce the book before reading it (I respect those that chose to believe in any God/Gods/Goddess). I just have issue with the fact that the realization that their relationship stayed strong, was because of his tenaciousness & little to do with God. After awhile the story-line became repetitive, I skimmed the rest of the book & grimaced more at the name-dropping then the references to God (oh wait, I did go slack-jawed at those points) Also I couldn't take that is was so one-sided. I was expecting a novel written from both sides.

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Jul 13, 2012

KayJayBee thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Jun 25, 2012
  • rece98 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 25, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Paige Collins (Rachel McAdams) and her husband Leo (Channing Tatum) come out of a movie theater. On their way home, at a stop sign, Paige unbuckles her seatbelt to lean over and kiss Leo. At that very moment, a truck rams their car from behind and Paige crashes through the windshield. Both of them are rushed to the emergency room, and as Leo, in a voice-over talks about how "moments of impact help in finding who we are" the movie cuts to how Paige and Leo first met. The scenes of how they courted, proposed and married are interwoven with the present.
When Paige regains her consciousness, she thinks Leo is her doctor, having lost all memories of the past few years. When her parents, Bill and Rita Thornton, learn about this and visit her, it is the first time that Leo meets them. Paige does not understand why she left law school, broke her engagement with her previous fiancé, Jeremy, and why she has not been in touch with her family and friends. Her parents insist on taking her home with them and Paige agrees, assuming she might have married Leo for some mutual benefit and seeks evidence for the marriage. Just as she's about to leave, Leo comes running to play her a voice message in which she sounds very happy and romantic. Paige decides to go back with Leo, hoping it will help her regain her lost memory. Paige is welcomed home with a surprise party by her friends, but as she is not able to remember any of them, she finds it overwhelming and bursts out in anger

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