NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- America's sweetheart, Emily Maynard, is known by millions for her unprecedented appearances on both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. When her high-profile search for true love led Emily to a dead end, she felt empty and utterly embarrassed. Yet somehow in the wake of her nationally televised failures at romance, Emily discovered strength she never knew she had and a truth she just couldn't shake.
In Emily's upcoming tell-all, I SAID YES: My Story of Heartbreak, Redemption, and True Love (Thomas Nelson, March 2016), she candidly reveals her never-before-told-story of life before and after The Bachelorette and the profound new reality she discovered when she forsook fame in favor of serving God.
"Heartbroken, embarrassed, and feeling completely unlovable, God found me, picked me back up and showed me His love was all I've ever needed all along," says Emily. "I finally say 'yes!' to something much more than a guy's love. I said 'yes!' emphatically to finally resting in the peace and love that can only come from Christ. And that love has dramatically changed my life."
From the heartbreaking and tragic loss of her fiance, to the events that led her to a psychiatric wing in high school, to her new-found 'normal life' with 10-year-old daughter Ricki, husband Tyler Johnson and brand-new baby Jennings, readers will come to know Emily like never before and be inspired to discover the same love she found in the arms of God.
"This is a book about God's love and redemption, no matter how many mistakes you've made. Or in my case, failed television engagements! I want the reader to be encouraged to know that there is hope and you can say 'yes!' to a life of joy and peace."
About the Author
Emily Maynard Johnson experienced the tragic and sudden loss of her fiance, NASCAR driver Ricky Hendrick, when she was eighteen. Days after his death, she discovered she was pregnant with her now ten-year-old daughter, Ricki. Navigating life as a single mom spawned an initial whirlwind of trying to balance finding her identity as an individual and being a parent. Known best for hoping to find love on camera, Emily appeared on season 15 of The Bachelor and season 8 of The Bachelorette. In 2014, Emily found the real deal and married Tyler Johnson. A fashionista at heart, she fulfilled one lifelong dream and created her own jewelry line. Emily lives in Charlotte with her husband Tyler, daughter Ricki, and son Jennings. They attend Forest Hills Church, pastored by David Chadwick.
SOURCE Thomas Nelson