Lost: One Pair of Rose Colored Glasses

Lost: One Pair of Rose Colored Glasses

Emily Swanson has finally married her knight in shining armor, but there's just one problem: she seems to have lost her pair of rose colored glasses.

Can Emily survive the first year of marriage without them?

How can she endure the (mis)communication of hint language or the in-laws who forget to knock?

Is it possible to still love a man who can't follow a shopping list?

And how in the world did she end up with someone who won't cut down a Christmas tree?


Emily struggles to stay lovely and sweet while dealing with a late honeymoon, her husband's new puppy, and the newfound paranoia that everything makes her look fat. But with tricks from Mother and the Cult of Married Women (along with a whole lot of sass), Emily soon learns how to keep her sanity and carry on. Kick off your heels, grab a glass of wine, and laugh along as Emily Swanson discovers the realities of life together in marriage that are quickly revealed when the rose colored glasses come off.

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"I am not quite sure how Shay Ray Stevens did it, but I think she got into the minds of every newly married woman (and those of us who have been forever) in America. I loved that it was light hearted and humorous, and while eye opening to women of all ages and marital status, it was not nasty or condescending."

— M.L. Breaux —

"What really surprised me was how Stevens handled the main character's husband, Ben... I went into the story cringing, just waiting for Ben to 1) be a cliche idiot, and 2) get his painful but inevitable comeuppance. Instead, Ben was actually a well-developed character that was also really easy to relate to. Sure, he has his, "Dude, did you really just do that?!?" moments, but you also see that he's a solid guy who adores his wife, and is going through his own struggles adjusting from dating to married."

— S.B. —

"I think this book should be a book that should be sent to couple that have announced their engagements!!! It is a cute read that is so true to the point."

— Tanya —