Have you tried joining auctions? It can be quite fun bidding for something you really like. You just have to make sure that you stick to your limits or you would probably end up paying for something more than what you have budgeted for. It is really advisable that you get to know the items that would be auctioned. Men would usually look forward to attending a gun auction or those military auctions where there are military surplus rifles for sale. Some art aficionados would attend auctions of paintings while women would usually be interested in jewelry auctions.
Joining auctions can be really fun and exciting. There’s a sense of adrenaline rush in bidding for something that you really like. It can be pretty competitive and you have to think and decide fast whether to give that bid or not. With the fast paced auction you might end up losing the bid if you cannot decide fast enough if you are willing to challenge the last bid or not! Some would send representatives to do the bidding for them especially if they are high profile people. Some auction aficionados are usually the collectors of those particular items. They frequent auctions in the hope of acquiring something of value to their collection.
First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes . . . a baby carriage? Isn’t that what all women want?
Not so for Claudia Parr. And just as she gives up on finding a man who feels the same way, she meets warm, wonderful Ben. Things seem too good to be true when they fall in love and agree to buck tradition with a satisfying, child-free marriage. Then the unexpected occurs: one of them has a change of heart. One of them wants children after all.
This is the witty, heartfelt story about what happens to the perfect couple when they suddenly want different things. It’s about feeling that your life is set and then realizing that nothing is as you thought it was–and that there is no possible compromise. It’s about deciding what is most important in life, and taking chances to get it. But most of all, it’s about the things we will do–and won’t do–for love
Out of all the Emily Griffin books I have read so far, I like this one least – not because it is crap (it isn’t), nor did it fail to make me think and weep (it did), it is because the author failed to really resolve the conflict of whether or not Claudia Parr will have a baby for love or stand her ground for her belief. This is a pretty controversial topic, one that will encourage an endless debate. Maybe that’s why she decided to just end it there – with the couple coming back together, both realizing that being together is more important than differing wants. I personally would have wanted to know what Claudia decided – that wasn’t resolved so it was kept hanging in the end.