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What I Love About You

(Kate and David Marshall, Penguin Random House/Harmony, 2007)


A fresh way for couples to say “I love you.”

photo of book cover: "What I Love About You" by Kate & David Marshall


This fill-in-the-blank book prompts you to say what is in your heart, but may not always be at the tip of your tongue. Tell the most important person in your life just how much they mean to you by completing the scores of unique, evocative checklists, short answers, and phrases in this attractive gift book.


Sample prompts:

If we’d first met in a comic strip, the thought bubble over my head would have said…
I adore this little daily ritual or habit we have…
One of your most irresistible physical features is…
I missed you when…

Playful, tender, and personal, What I Love About You makes a romantic gift for special occasions such as anniversaries, Valentine’s Day and birthdays, or just because the spirit moves you. It is equally good for couples in passionate love as well as those looking for ways to rekindle the sparks. Expressing love is always the answer.


Kate and David’s story of what it’s like to give and receive What I Love About You.



Reviewers Say:


My wife said this was the best gift she had ever been given in her life. I really liked how a lot of the questions made me have to really think outside the box and look at the important parts of our marriage more intentionally. Definitely recommend this!”


“This book expressed everything I’ve been feeling for the past 7 years with my significant other and I very, very highly recommend it. Of all the sentimental gifts I’ve given, this one got the biggest (positive) reaction, and is my absolute favorite.”


I’ve seen other couple journals that try to stir up trouble. Not this one. Even if you’re not feeling into it when you sit down to start writing in the book, the questions so gently and respectfully remind you of the good stuff in your relationship that matter most and all the things you’ve gone through together that you find yourself feeling really good.”


“I purchased this book as a gift for my husband. It helped me express romantic sentiments and memories, which was extremely helpful as I am not a mushy gushy kind of girl. It made me think about my love and our relationship in ways I hadn’t in a while.


His face as he was reading it was well worth every minute spent writing the answers.”


“Probably my favorite product from amazon all-together!…I love that there are all types of questions (check off, fill in the blank, paste a picture, etc.).


I sent it to him about halfway through his deployment. Saying that he loved the book was an understatement! When he would get sad, or miss me, he would read it, and smile at the funny pictures I drew and it would help him out a lot.”


“I gave this to my wife for our first anniversary and she absolutely loves it! It made her cry, tears of joy of course!


It means a lot when someone takes the time to write things down since many handwritten activities have been replaced by electronic emails, text messages, etc. This is a wonderful gift to give someone who holds a special place in your heart.”


“As a lack-luster communicator on the topic of emotions this book allowed me to loosen my proverbial lips and own every word. Give yourself plenty of time to pen your thoughts and dig up those memories. Not a last minute gift but guaranteed to be a gift that lasts. ”


“I got this for my boyfriend of 4 years, and to say the least he is not the most sentimental guy…I was very surprised when he said it was his favorite present he ever received.


“I gave this to my husband last September for our 5th wedding anniversary and he loved it! To this day, he still likes to take it out and read it.”


Since this is our first deployment married, I had NO IDEA what to send him! After finding this book, I knew it would be perfect…a lonely night out in the desert can be comforted by kind words from the person you love.”


“This book was amazing! It prompted me in so many ways to be able to express my love to my fiancé. I had no idea of what to get him for our anniversary, and I found this. He loved it.”


“My wife is deployed and I am constantly looking for cool things to send her. This book hit the spot! This book helped ME by making me dig deep and put my thoughts into words for her. It helped HER because…well, it’s better than a dozen roses every week for the rest of her life.


“…He loved it :-) He read it all in one sitting and I even saw him laughing on a few pages.”


“This book is amazing because sometimes you don’t know how to express your love for your partner and this book makes it so easy. It is a great gift for any day of the year.”