Happy 20th Wedding Anniversary to D.G. Kaye – A Review of “Twenty Years: After ‘I Do:’ Reflections on Love and Changes Through Aging” – Colleen M. Chesebro

I was so humbled and heartened to find this most beautiful anniversary wish and review for my book Twenty Years: After “I Do” from Colleen Chesebro. Thank you so much my Lovely. Yes! It’s a big one, and when my husband proposed to me, before I undoubtedly said yes, I first replied: “You better promise me at least 20 years Mister!” He’s fulfilled his promise and has been the best husband a girl could ask for. I’d like to be greedy and hope for 20 more!


Happy 20th Wedding Anniversary to D.G. Kaye – A Review of “Twenty Years: After ‘I Do:’ Reflections on Love and Changes Through Aging”



When I heard today was D.G. Kaye’s, (aka Debby Gies) twentyth wedding anniversary, I knew the perfect way to celebrate. Below I’m sharing my review of her lovely memoir to commemorate her special day!

Please stop by and congratulate her on this special occasion.


Twenty Years

Available on Amazon


May/December Memoirs

In this personal accounting, D.G. Kaye shares the insights and wisdom she has accrued through twenty years of keeping her marriage strong and thriving despite the everyday changes and challenges of aging. Kaye reveals how a little creative planning, acceptance, and unconditional love can create a bond no obstacle will break. Kaye’s stories are informative, inspiring, and a testament to love eclipsing all when two people understand, respect, and honor their vows. She adds that a daily sprinkling of laughter is a staple in nourishing a healthy marriage.

Twenty years began with a promise. As Kaye recounts what transpired within that time, she shows that true love has no limits, even when one spouse ages ahead of the other.



Canadian author, D. G. Kaye has written a heartwarming memoir in “Twenty Years After I Do,” detailing the ups and downs of marriage to an older man. I was eager to read this book because I am married to a man who is older than me by a decade. I wasn’t sure what I’d find, but having read other books by this author, I knew I was in for a treat.

Kaye shares how she met her husband, Gordon, chronicling how he swept her off her feet with his captivating personality, and how he made her laugh. With a sense of intimacy, the writing draws you in, as if you are listening to a good friend. Their connection, a true love story, (so rare these days) was a joy to experience through her words.

This book is a memoir in the real sense of the word, where the author details her relationship with her husband based on her knowledge of his battle with prostate cancer. As time trudges along, and more health issues crop up, this couple finds themselves confronting their mortality head-on. Most people would crumble under the stress of these burdens, but not Kaye. Because of the love that she and Gordon share they discover that they can overcome whatever life throws at them.

What I enjoyed was Kaye’s willingness to share the innermost details of her life experiences so others could learn from her example. There was no glossing over here, and she does tell it like it is. Ultimately, she leads the reader to the conclusion that love and humor conquer all. I’ve taken many of her insights and tucked them away for future reference.

A quick read, “Twenty Years After I Do,” will touch you with warmth and sincerity, as the phrase “…till death do us part…” takes on new meaning.



Character Believability: 5
Flow and Pace: 5
Reader Engagement: 5
Reader Enrichment: 5
Reader Enjoyment: 5
Overall Rate: 5 out of 5 Fairies

5 fairies

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Thank you Colleen for making my day a lot brighter. 🥂 


Original Source: Happy 20th Wedding Anniversary to D.G. Kaye – A Review of “Twenty Years: After ‘I Do:’ Reflections on Love and Changes Through Aging” – Colleen M. Chesebro



44 thoughts on “Happy 20th Wedding Anniversary to D.G. Kaye – A Review of “Twenty Years: After ‘I Do:’ Reflections on Love and Changes Through Aging” – Colleen M. Chesebro

  1. Lovely review, Colleen! I read this book also and found it touching, heartwarming and soulful by this talented author.
    Congrats, Debby, on both this wonderful review and on your anniversary! Wishing you many more!


  2. Warm congratulations on your 20th wedding anniversary, Debby. In these days of so much uncertainty and ‘instantaneous’ pleasure…it is refreshing to meet someone who has ‘tried and tested’ their marriage vows as ardently as you two! Here’s to the next twenty years. Those who cuddle and laugh together, often stay together…Count us in! Big Hugs xxxx


  3. Argh my buttons are not working today, so I will leave you a comment my sister. A happy, happy Anniversary to you both, and many more to come. Love you. ❤


  4. What a beautiful and touching review from Colleen for your 20th Wedding Anniversary, Deb, a wonderful anniversary gift to you and your lovely husband. Congratulations to you both and here’s to the next 20!! 🙂 ❤ xoxo


      1. Arrgh…only just saw your reply, so sorry I’m so late, Deb. I’ve had a lot of gremlin trouble lately with my phone, laptop and fridge!! Not a good combo. Love & hugs back to you lovely! ❤ ❤ ❤


  5. I’m pleased to see this wonderful review, Debby. I feel like I already know your husband a bit having just finished Conflicted Hearts (I’ll be leaving you a review soon). I’m glad that you got your 20 years in and are signing up for the extended warranty.😎 He sounds like a great guy!


    1. LOL, thanks so much Pete. I had to laugh . . . when you said ‘extended warranty’. that’s an old standing joke between us every time one of us got very ill we’d tell one another we can’t send you back for defect with no extended warranty. My husband has been a car salesman for 56 years! 🙂


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