Review: Left at the Alter

Left at the Altar: My Story of Hope and Healing for Every Woman Who Has Felt the Heartbreak of Rejection

Book Description

Fascinatingly insightful and hopeful page-turning account of one woman’s encounter with ultimate rejection.
TV journalist Kimberley Kennedy went from having it all to complete devastation, rejection, and public humiliation when, like a Lifetime movie scenario, her fiance left her at the altar. But her story did not end at the church. With candor and humor, Kimberley shares the personal details of her life as she journeys from devastation to a deeper understanding of what happened and how she found not only healing but hope to someday find her Mr. Right.
The intimate woman-to-woman inspirational journey includes:

  • Stories of women who were left at the altar
  • How to deal with feelings of anger towards God
  • The little black dress analogy
  • How not to let your rejection define who you become
  • Tools for healing and moving on
  • How to laugh, love again, and return to dating
  • Ultimate insight from men who have been rejectors

My Thoughts:

TV personality, Kimberley Kennedy, went from having it all to having nothing at all in just a few short minutes.  Her fiancée was late for their rehearsal and while nothing was unusually about him being late she knew when she saw him that he world was going to turn upside down.  She was not only going to have to heal from this but do it in front of the whole world. This well written book walks us through not only Kennedy’s story of recovery but other women’s as well.  For me it was very interesting to see another book I have read, while it was for a college course, come up in this book.  I need really connected that being left at the alter would be like going through the process of death.  The concepts from, On Death and Dying, follow very closely to recovering from a heart break.  I was touched with Kennedy’s honesty and openness to discuss even the most personal parts of her recovery and forgiveness of herself and God.  I found it very interesting that while most women would either blame themselves or the man who left them, Kennedy blamed God.  There sure was a process for her to move from this to letting God take over her life.  While there are hard topics in this book, I also felt that there was a sense of humor written in as well.  While I am happy to say that I have been married for 10 years, there were things that even I needed to hear from this book.  I would recommend this book to any woman who has ever had her heart broken or just feels alone in this world.
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