Live in Love: Growing Together Through Life's Changes
In this refreshing and inspiring memoir, Lauren Akins, the wifeof country music star Thomas Rhett, shows what it’s really like tobe “the perfect couple” fans imagine, and reveals what it actuallytakes to live in love, stay in love, and grow together.When country music star Thomas Rhett won the ACM Award forSingle of the Year with “Die a Happy Man,” his wife, Lauren Akins,was overjoyed. Her childhood best friend and now husband was beinganointed the hottest new star in country music—for a song he hadwritten about her. He was living his dream. Lauren was elated, butshe was also wrestling with some big questions, not the least ofwhich was, How can I live my own life of purpose?Lauren Akins never wanted to be in the spotlight, but as ThomasRhett made his relationship with Lauren the subject of many of hishit songs, she was tossed into the role of one of America’ssweethearts. Revered by fans for her down-to-earth ease and charm,her commitment to humanitarian work, and the pure love she exudesfor her family, Lauren has never shared her side of theirstory—full as it’s been with deep love, painful loss, tremendousjoy, and a struggle to stay grounded in faith along the way—untilnow.In Live in Love, Lauren shares details about her childhoodfriendship with Thomas Rhett, explaining how they reconnected asyoung adults. She offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at thechallenges of being married to her best friend, who just happens tobe a music star, and the struggle to find her own footing in thefrenzy of her husband’s fame. And in heart-wrenching detail, sheopens up about her life-changing experiences doing mission work inHaiti, and then in Uganda, where she met the precious baby whowould become their first daughter. From sharing the romance oftheir handwritten wedding vows to the challenges they faced as theyadjusted to the reality of becoming first-time parents, Live inLove takes an intimate look at one couple’s life—and opens a windowinto all of our journeys on the path to self-discovery.Live in Love is a deeply personal memoir that offers inspiringguidance for anyone looking to keep romance alive, balance childrenand marriage, express true faith, and live a life of purpose.