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The Vow: The True Events that Inspired the Movie [Kindle Edition]

Kim Carpenter , Krickitt Carpenter
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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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.”

Now available in trade paper with a new chapter and photo insert, The Vow is the true story that inspired the major motion picture of the same name starring Rachel McAdams (The Notebook), Channing Tatum (Dear John), Sam Neill (Jurassic Park), and Academy Award winner Jessica Lange.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 11367 KB
  • Print Length: 194 pages
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group (Dec 9 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0077T2BHM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #92,829 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars reader from CT June 26 2000
By Stacy
This is a wonderful and heart-warming story. I highly recommend this for anyone in love now, was in love, or dreams about being in love. The true story is about a newly married couple that gets into car accident. The wife almost dies, goes into a coma, and finally awakes to remember nothing, not even her own husband. Her husband stands by her side to help her recover and to give their life a fresh start together, even though there are many ups and downs. This story touches all your emotions and reminds you how lucky some of us are in life. It is written well and the text and words flow very smoothly, as if sitting in a room with the authors and just listening to them telling you their story.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful Story Sept. 8 2000
This is a beautiful story of love and commitment. In a world where so many couples get divorced for the sake of convenience, it's nice to read about a couple who stood by their vows (and each other) in the face of tragedy. Some of the chapters with Krickitt's journal entries get a bit long, but over all I loved it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing and inspirational vow of love Sept. 19 2000
The Vow is one of the most amazing TRUE love stories that I have ever read. In our disposable society today, it is so refreshing to read about true love, faith, and commitment.
Kim Carpenter's wife, Krickitt, was not expected to survive massive head injuries sustained from a head on collision with a truck. Miraculously and against all odds, she did survive. Her faith in God, along with the unrelenting adoration and help of her husband and family (and of course all of the doctors!) helped pull Krickitt back into a functioning world. Unfortunately, Krickitt lost all memory of her brief marriage, engagement and courtship with her husband. Kim held on steadfast to his marriage vows and never, never gave up, despite the unsurmounting odds of their marriage ever surviving such tragedies.
It is so humbling to read of their devout faith in God, which pulled them both through some incredible life challenges, if not providing miracles in their lives, time and time again. Kim's heartfelt love for Krickitt comes through strongly and I do so admire his integrity, his devotion and the love he has for his wife. This story is a huge testament to the power and bond of love and marriage. I do believe that many men in his position would have walked out and not stood by Krickitt's side.
The Carpenters renewed their wedding vows for a second time, as Kim had to woo Krickitt all over again, as she had no memory of her husband at all. Their lives will no longer be what it was before the accident and Krickett is not the same person she was before, as is Kim. Both have grown and both have a deeper commitment and love for one another.
Living a nightmare in every conceivable way, the Carpenter's faith in God gave them the strength and will to persevere.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ASTOUNDING STORY! June 23 2000
Imagine being young and in love, newly married with an exciting life before you when suddenly in a matter of seconds your future is shattered before your eyes. This book poignantly describes how Kim Carpenter feels as he emerges from a car accident slightly injured and discovers that his bride is near death. His life and happiness flashes before his eyes. The prognosis for Krickett Carpenter's survival is less than 1%, but miraculously she survives. When Krickett eventually awakens from her coma, her adoring husband, Kim, and her family is waiting anxiously by her side. The nurse begins asking the young woman questions . . .what is your name . . what's your husband's name? "I don't have a husband," she replied. Everyone thinks the young woman known for her wit is joking but then it becomes apparent that Krickett has no memory of her life the past couple of years including her husband and her marriage. This wonderful story beautifully told by the Carpenters with writer, John Perry, describes Krickett's journey back to her former life, part of which she has no memory. Not only does she not remember her husband, but she dislikes him intensely and doesn't want him near her. Through her brain injuries Krickett, a fun-loving laid back young woman now exhibits an intense anxious personality with a short fuse. Not only is Kim Carpenter dealing with a wife that doesn't remember him, but she is a different woman. Most men would have walked away at her insistence, but Kim Carpenter was a man of great faith and integrity. He had taken a vow so he was determined to win back his wife who is now a perfect stranger with a different personality. Read more ›
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful Story Sept. 8 2000
By A Customer
This book is a beautiful story of love and commitment. With the average marriages' track record for divorces, it's refreshing to read the story of a couple who stuck to their vows even in the face of great tragedy. I loved it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The greatest love story ever. June 30 2000
By A Customer
This book is one of the best ever written. It is so well put together and easy to read. You won't be able to put it down once you start it. It is awesome and is headed to the best seller list. What a wonderful story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Vow June 21 2000
This is a wonderful story of how the love of two people can carry you through anything. Also having the love for the Lord can help you through all of the struggles and difficulties in your life. The way Kim said to Krickitt that he is praying for her as they air lifted her to the other hospital was a true expression of faith in the Lord. Also when they had the accident and the 3 people who came to help them was a true confession of the Lord at work in their lives. A must read for anyone who loves the Lord or someone who is doubting their faith!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Vow
A very thought invoking movie. It shows what true love is an it is true not some fictional movie. Would recommend this book to anyone
Published on July 6 2012 by jo-jo
4.0 out of 5 stars Great story- easy read!
A newlywed myself, I bought this as an "airplane book" after seeing the Carpenter's story on "Today" and "Dateline. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Husbands, get this book for your wife
I purchased this book for my wife after seeing the Carpenter's story on NBC's "Dateline". It is a touching story of how one man will go to regain his wife back. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring and triumphant
If ever you've faced an overwhelming challenge, or think you've lost hope, this is the book for you. Read more
Published on Aug. 17 2000
5.0 out of 5 stars A story that touches your heart and soul. . .
Kim and Krickitt emphasize over and over again that God has to be the center of your relationship. Because, when tragedy hits, which it often does, you need to know that God is... Read more
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