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Ada Howard is the wife of the preacher at Nashville's Full Love Baptist Tabernacle. Witha whole congregation to help tend to, plus the kids at the daycare where she works, two grown daughters, and two ailing parents, Ada's busy taking care of a lot of people. She hardly has time to take care of herself. And her husband's been so busy lately she's suspicious some other woman may be taking care of him ...Then it comes: the announcement of her 25-year reunion in twelve months' time, signed with a wink by her old flame. Ada gets to thinking about the thrills of young love lost, and the 100 or so pounds she's gained, and she decides it's high time for a Health and Beauty Revival. So she starts laying down some rules. The first rule is: Don't Keep Doing What You've Always Been Doing. And so begins a long journey on the way to less weight and more love. And so begins a long journey... Ada's Rules is an action plan to change a body and a life — but it's also about falling back in love with the life you've got.

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"It is impossible not to fall in love with the plucky plus-size heroine of bestselling author Randall's fourth outing (after Rebel Yell). When Ada Howard — wife of Lucius 'Preach' Howard, the pastor of Nashville's Full Love Gospel Tabernacle (whom Ada suspects of getting love not just from the Lord, but from another woman) — receives an invitation to her 25th college reunion, she takes the opportunity to reclaim the thin body she once had, in hopes of impressing her college sweetheart. Ada draws up a list of 53 sensible diet rules, and vows to follow every last one. Rule #1: 'Don't Keep Doing What You've Always Been Doing.' Randall uses each maxim as a chapter heading, leading readers deeper into Ada's struggle and self-discovery while she drops the pounds. As Ada learns that any meaningful change must be made for one's own self, she inspires and energizes those around her. A heartwarming and engaging read, Ada's story is more than that — readers following Randall's rules will drop the pounds along with Ada, and perhaps discover something about themselves. Agent: Amy Williams, McCormick & Williams." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Terry McMillan meets Laura Esquivel in an irresistible story of one woman losing weight and finding passion where it was waiting all along.

Synopsis:

Ada Howard is the wife of the preacher at Nashville's Full Love Baptist Tabernacle. With a whole congregation to help tend to, plus the kids at the daycare where she works, two grown daughters, and two ailing parents, Ada's busy taking care of a lot of people. She hardly has time to take care of herself. And her husband's been so busy lately she's suspicious some other woman may be taking care of him ...

Then it comes: the announcement of her 25-year reunion in twelve months' time, signed with a wink by her old flame. Ada gets to thinking about the thrills of young love lost, and the 100 or so pounds she's gained, and she decides it's high time for a Health and Beauty Revival. So she starts laying down some rules. The first rule is: Don't Keep Doing What You've Always Been Doing. And so begins a long journey on the way to less weight and more love. And so begins a long journey... Ada's Rules is an action plan to change a body and a life — but it's also about falling back in love with the life you've got.

Synopsis:

Ada Howard, the wife of the preacher at Nashvilles Full Love Baptist Tabernacle, has a whole lot of people to take care of. Theres her husband, of course, and the flock that comes with him, plus the kids at the day care where she works, two grown daughters, and two ailing parents. Its no wonder she cant find time to take care of herself. And her husbands been so busy lately, shes suspicious some other woman may be taking care of him . . .Then it comes: the announcement of her twenty-five-year college reunion in twelve months time, signed with a wink by her old flame. Ada gets to thinking about the thrills of young love lost, and the hundred or so pounds gained since her college days, and she decides its high time for a health and beauty revival. So she starts laying down some rules. The first rule is: Dont Keep Doing What Youve Always Been Doing. And so begins a long journey toward a new look and a new perspective—on what Ada wants, and on what shes always had.

About the Author

Alice Randall was born in Detroit, grew up in Washington, D.C., and graduated from Harvard. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Wind Done Gone, Pushkin and the Queen of Spades, and Rebel Yell. She is also an award-winning songwriter, and the first black woman in history to write a number one country song. Randall is currently writer-in-residence at Vanderbilt University and lives in Nashville with her husband. She recently lost over 50 pounds following her own rules.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781608198276
Author:
Randall, Alice
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
African American - General
Subject:
Literature-Contemporary Women
Subject:
General
Subject:
Healthy Living
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
no art
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "It is impossible not to fall in love with the plucky plus-size heroine of bestselling author Randall's fourth outing (after Rebel Yell). When Ada Howard — wife of Lucius 'Preach' Howard, the pastor of Nashville's Full Love Gospel Tabernacle (whom Ada suspects of getting love not just from the Lord, but from another woman) — receives an invitation to her 25th college reunion, she takes the opportunity to reclaim the thin body she once had, in hopes of impressing her college sweetheart. Ada draws up a list of 53 sensible diet rules, and vows to follow every last one. Rule #1: 'Don't Keep Doing What You've Always Been Doing.' Randall uses each maxim as a chapter heading, leading readers deeper into Ada's struggle and self-discovery while she drops the pounds. As Ada learns that any meaningful change must be made for one's own self, she inspires and energizes those around her. A heartwarming and engaging read, Ada's story is more than that — readers following Randall's rules will drop the pounds along with Ada, and perhaps discover something about themselves. Agent: Amy Williams, McCormick & Williams." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,

Terry McMillan meets Laura Esquivel in an irresistible story of one woman losing weight and finding passion where it was waiting all along.

"Synopsis" by , Ada Howard is the wife of the preacher at Nashville's Full Love Baptist Tabernacle. With a whole congregation to help tend to, plus the kids at the daycare where she works, two grown daughters, and two ailing parents, Ada's busy taking care of a lot of people. She hardly has time to take care of herself. And her husband's been so busy lately she's suspicious some other woman may be taking care of him ...

Then it comes: the announcement of her 25-year reunion in twelve months' time, signed with a wink by her old flame. Ada gets to thinking about the thrills of young love lost, and the 100 or so pounds she's gained, and she decides it's high time for a Health and Beauty Revival. So she starts laying down some rules. The first rule is: Don't Keep Doing What You've Always Been Doing. And so begins a long journey on the way to less weight and more love. And so begins a long journey... Ada's Rules is an action plan to change a body and a life — but it's also about falling back in love with the life you've got.

"Synopsis" by ,
Ada Howard, the wife of the preacher at Nashvilles Full Love Baptist Tabernacle, has a whole lot of people to take care of. Theres her husband, of course, and the flock that comes with him, plus the kids at the day care where she works, two grown daughters, and two ailing parents. Its no wonder she cant find time to take care of herself. And her husbands been so busy lately, shes suspicious some other woman may be taking care of him . . .Then it comes: the announcement of her twenty-five-year college reunion in twelve months time, signed with a wink by her old flame. Ada gets to thinking about the thrills of young love lost, and the hundred or so pounds gained since her college days, and she decides its high time for a health and beauty revival. So she starts laying down some rules. The first rule is: Dont Keep Doing What Youve Always Been Doing. And so begins a long journey toward a new look and a new perspective—on what Ada wants, and on what shes always had.
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