Book Review: The Forbidden Secrets of the Goody Box

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Lately, I’ve been more interested in reading books about “singles” and getting my hands on any reasonable
tips regarding the premise of the  book many of us “older folks” were introduced to years ago Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex

I figured after 14 years of marriage and 19 years with the same man, maybe just maybe I need some TIPS before and during my entry back into dating or courtship. (More on that in another post)

So when I learned that relationship coach Christopher “Doc” Reid had co-written a “novel”  with Valerie J. Lewis Coleman, based loosely off of his experiences as a relationship coach, I couldn’t resist making the investment. Especially after seeing the tagline: “What your father didn’t tell you and your mother didn’t know!”

Whew! I’m so glad I did.

The Review:

The Forbidden Secrets of the Goody Box was an enjoyable read that definitely kept me thinking about the characters every time I had to take a break to get back into the reality of my current world.

I think every woman can find at least (1) Character within this book that really CONNECTS with or speaks to who she is  or who one of her girlfriends are, have been or is striving to be. I was quite pleased to see faith elements weaved throughout the storyline and more than anything, I was pleased to read a story that seemed like it could be QUITE REAL.

I didn’t want a lot of  “love-fantasy” mumbo-jumbo that was clearly exaggerated. I wanted the book to deliver the “secrets” its title allured to.

Fortunately, after reading the book in my spare time over a period of a few days, I can honestly say the content did deliver the anticipated results.  I would actually push for this to be a required reading for young women across the world, who are seeking their Mr. Right. I think it’s tasteful enough to be recommended as a supervised REAL & RAW reading segment for  our daughters headed off to college and I would easily give it as gifts to single women of all categories:  ie: never been married, divorced etc … The Forbidden Secrets of the Goody Box definitely causes the reader to think about all the games that women and men seem  to play when it comes to dating and relationships, but more than this, it also causes the reader to truly ponder where they are in their “love-life” , whether or not they’ve fallen victim to some  of the same “tendencies” the main characters in the book have experienced  and  what it will truly take to move them forward in an ordained life-long relationship they can be proud of.

Looking forward to the sequel!

I’d love to hear your thoughts on what books have helped you through any tough transitions in your life. Also, what was the last good book you read? It’s easy to comment just click on LEAVE A REPLY below. 

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  1. This is a great review!! I am always motivated to step my blogging up after reading your posts! Even though I just got married, I will read this book because i think it’ll be something to build a few lesson around!! Have a great day!!!!

    • Elder Dwann says:

      Thanks for your thoughts Chris. I appreciate you reading and commenting! I think this book is definitely a great read for singles and yep definitely good material to build a Study Lesson around. Lots’ of Biblical references. Congratulations on your marriage!

  2. Jessica Ann says:

    Thanks for this review. Forbidden Secrets of the Goody Box sounds like it should have some great advice for young women. My little sister just went to college so I’m thinking this would be good for her.

    • Elder Dwann says:

      Hi Jessica Ann,
      Thanks for commenting. My little sister just asked me to send her a copy of the book. She’s almost 2 years out of college! Definitely good for them both, I’d say.

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