*For 15 years, Kimberla Lawson Roby has left readers with shock and awe as one novel after another took fans on whirlwind romances in pulpits, politics, bedrooms and boardrooms.
Now, Kimberla is out with her 16th novel in the form of her newest release “The Perfect Marriage.” It banishes the idea of fairytale matrimony, rattles the nerves, and restores the hope that faith and love might somehow prevail once all of the hidden secrets are revealed.
A family tragedy threatens the sobriety of Derrek Shaw, and due to his wife Denise’s intense job stress, she is within inches of falling off the wagon, too. Though they are committed to getting clean as a couple, hidden secrets loom like skeletons in the closet. Once again EURweb had the great privilege of getting up close and personal with author Kimberla Lawson Roby about what readers can expect in her new book “The Perfect Marriage.”
EURweb: Why do you think some couples believe that secrets are better kept than revealed, and why do people fear the truth so much?
Kimberla Lawson Roby: I think many couples believe that if they don’t address a certain problem—if they can hide it long enough and well enough—the problem will go away and their secret will never be discovered. Most people fear certain truths because it is simply too painful for them to deal with openly. For some, it is much easier to live in denial and to pretend that life is problem-free, happier than ever –in other words…just perfect.
EURweb: What is the best way for couples to finally face the hidden secrets in their marriage?
Kimberla Lawson Roby: The absolute best way is to come clean about everything. Be open and honest with your spouse no matter what. A happy marriage is based on a huge amount of trust, commitment, and loyalty, so secrets are never a good idea.
EURweb: Do you have any advice for couples seeking marriage counseling or help with addictions?
Kimberla Lawson Roby: Find a reputable marriage counselor in your area, spend time with your counselor as a couple and also individually. Both spouses should feel comfortable with a chosen counselor as well. For those seeking help with addiction, please visit www.AddictionCareOptions.com or call the 24-hour national hotline at (800) 784-6776.
Dive into the love, romance and excitement on the upside and all that evolves on the downside of “The Perfect Marriage” by Kimberla Lawson Roby at www.kimberlalawsonboby.com.