The Vow

The Vow

The True Events That Inspired the Movie

Book - 2012
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Now a major motion picture starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum, "The Vow" tells the true story of a couple that defied the odds and fell in love with each other again after Krickitt suffered brain damage and memory loss following a car accident. Life as Kim and Krickitt Carpenter knew it was shattered beyond recognition on November 24, 1993. Two months after their marriage, a devastating car wreck left Krickitt with a massive head injury and in a coma for weeks. When she finally awoke, she had no idea who Kim was. With no recollection of their relationship and while Krickitt experienced personality changes common to those who suffer head injuries, Kim realized the woman he had married essentially died in the accident. And yet, against all odds, but through the common faith in Christ that sustained them, Kim and Krickitt fell in love all over again. Even though Kim stood by Krickitt through the darkest times a husband can ever imagine, he insists, "I'm no hero. I made a vow."--Publisher.
Publisher: Nashville, TN : B & H Publishing Group, ©2012
ISBN: 9781433675799
143367579X
Branch Call Number: 616.849 CARPENTER
Characteristics: vii, 183 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Vow (Motion picture)

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KayJayBee
Jul 13, 2012

Leo: The moment of impact. The moment of impact proves potential for change. Has ripples effects far beyond what we can predict. Sending some particles crashing together. Making them closer than before. While sending others spinning off into great ventures. Landing them where you've never thought you've found them. That's the thing about moments like these. You can't, no matter how hard you try, controlling how it's gonna affect you. You just gotta let the colliding part goes where they may. And wait. For the next collision.

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KayJayBee
Jul 13, 2012

Leo: I vow to love you, and no matter what challenges might carry us apart, we will always find a way back to each other.

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KayJayBee
Jul 13, 2012

Leo: I need to make my wife fall in love with me again.

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KayJayBee
Jul 13, 2012

Paige: I hope that one day I can love you the way you love me. Leo: You figured it out once. You'll do it again.

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KayJayBee
Jul 13, 2012

Leo: Life's all about moments, of impact and how they changes our lives forever. But what if one day you could no longer remember any of them?

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 25, 2012

Leo: I need to make my wife fall in love with me again.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 25, 2012

Leo: You figured it out once. You'll do it again.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 25, 2012

Paige: I hope that one day I can love you the way you love me.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 25, 2012

Leo: First date and you're already inviting yourself to stay the night?

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 25, 2012

Paige: What?

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estherrokk
Feb 20, 2016

I loved this book! So inspiring to see that there are still some couples that hold their marriage vows as sacred. But I thought it was wonderful that they gave the credit to God for the ability to hold on in their very great trial.

sarazor Jul 21, 2014

Different that the movie. A wonderful Non fiction read. Spiritually uplifting.

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8217549
Sep 12, 2012

i had big hopes for this book. didnt happened

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lizseida
Sep 04, 2012

The book is definitely better than the movie. I saw the movie and when I read the book, I could hardly believe how different the storylines were. Very encouraging and inspirational.

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capezio
Jul 30, 2012

This title is a wonderful quick read. I read it in one day! I did see the movie first, and was a little let down by the movie, so when I noticed this book I thought it would help fill in some of the blanks. I then realized the movie is basically a completely different story then the real life events. I was touched that this book was written from the husbands perspective and was continually inspired by his love and devotion to his wife and his love for God.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 25, 2012

i luved the vow...so touching!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jodianmorgan Jun 25, 2012

i've yet to watch the movie but i know its good becay=use of rachel mcadams from the "notebook" to "the time travelers wife' so i would realy watch that movie.

rece98 Jun 25, 2012

i like books/movies that tell a true storie on someone so if your in to that stuff to you should read it

PrimaGigi Jun 14, 2012

I had no idea it was a Christian life book when I picked it up at the library, I am an avowed Atheist. Now that doesn't mean I will snicker or denounce the book before reading it (I respect those that chose to believe in any God/Gods/Goddess). I just have issue with the fact that the realization that their relationship stayed strong, was because of his tenaciousness & little to do with God. After awhile the story-line became repetitive, I skimmed the rest of the book & grimaced more at the name-dropping then the references to God (oh wait, I did go slack-jawed at those points) Also I couldn't take that is was so one-sided. I was expecting a novel written from both sides.

awesomeperson132435 May 07, 2012

beautiful, heart touching story that had it awkward moments

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Jul 13, 2012

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 25, 2012

Paige Collins (Rachel McAdams) and her husband Leo (Channing Tatum) come out of a movie theater. On their way home, at a stop sign, Paige unbuckles her seatbelt to lean over and kiss Leo. At that very moment, a truck rams their car from behind and Paige crashes through the windshield. Both of them are rushed to the emergency room, and as Leo, in a voice-over talks about how "moments of impact help in finding who we are" the movie cuts to how Paige and Leo first met. The scenes of how they courted, proposed and married are interwoven with the present.
When Paige regains her consciousness, she thinks Leo is her doctor, having lost all memories of the past few years. When her parents, Bill and Rita Thornton, learn about this and visit her, it is the first time that Leo meets them. Paige does not understand why she left law school, broke her engagement with her previous fiancé, Jeremy, and why she has not been in touch with her family and friends. Her parents insist on taking her home with them and Paige agrees, assuming she might have married Leo for some mutual benefit and seeks evidence for the marriage. Just as she's about to leave, Leo comes running to play her a voice message in which she sounds very happy and romantic. Paige decides to go back with Leo, hoping it will help her regain her lost memory. Paige is welcomed home with a surprise party by her friends, but as she is not able to remember any of them, she finds it overwhelming and bursts out in anger

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