Fascinating Womanhood: The Updated Edition of the Classic Bestseller That Shows You How to Strengthen our Marriage and Enrich Your Life

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How to Make Your Marriage a Lifelong Love Affair

What makes a woman fascinating to her husband? What is happiness in marriage for a woman? These are just two of the questions Helen B. Andelin answers in the bestselling classic that has already brought new happiness and life to millions of marriages.

Fascinating Womanhood offers timeless wisdom, practical advice, and old-fashioned values to meet the needs and challenges of today’s fascinating woman. Inside you’ll learn:

∑ What traits today’s men find irresistible in a woman
∑ How to awaken a man’s deepest feelings of love
∑ Eight rules for a successful relationship
∑ How to rekindle your love life
∑ How to bring out the best in your man—and reap the rewards
∑ Plus special advice for the working woman—and much more!

Fascinating Womanhood offers guidance for a new generation of women—happy, fulfilled, adored and cherished—who want to rediscover the magic of their own feminine selves.
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About the author

Helen Andelin is the founder of the Fascinating Womanhood movement and is also the author of The Fascinating Girl. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Bantam
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Jul 10, 2013
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Pages
448
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ISBN
9780804151290
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Language
English
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Genres
Family & Relationships / Marriage & Long-Term Relationships
Self-Help / Personal Growth / General
Self-Help / Personal Growth / Happiness
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#1 New York Times Bestseller

Over 1 million copies sold

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