"The Old Fashioned Way: Reclaiming the Lost Art of Romance" is by Ginger Kolbaba, and based off of the screenplay of the movie "Old Fashioned" (set to release on Valentine's Day 2015) by Rik Swartzwelder.
This book is a nonfiction, devotional type companion to the novel "Old Fashioned". Intended to drive the messages of "old fashioned" techniques of romancing home from the fictional story, this book lays out the movie's/novel's moral in a 40 day devotion. Each day has a quote, various insights on inner healing and romance, and points to ponder or journal about.
I did enjoy this devotional, as it is a great follow-up to the book, and assumedly the movie, which, at the time of this post, has not yet been released. Each entry is short and thought-provoking, averaging around 3-7 pages or so per day. It pries deep into those who read it, promoting fresh perspectives on life and love (as cliché as that sounds). I would recommend reading this book in conjunction with the novel or movie (or both), instead of by itself, as it frequently references characters and scenes in the movie.
Thank you so much to Tyndale House publishers for providing me with a copy of this book to read and review. All opinions are my own; I was not required to post a positive review, just an honest one, which I have done.
Here's the cover of the companion book:
Also, here's the link to the movie website: