Lauren Akins is sharing more of her story in her first-ever book titled, LIVE IN LOVE: Growing Together Through Life’s Changes (Ballantine, an imprint of Random House), written with bestselling collaborator Mark Dagostino, available May 5, 2020.
Announced exclusively via People.com and available for pre-order now, Live in Love is a revealing and inspiring memoir by Lauren Akins – wife of Thomas Rhett, a regular contributor to Country Living Magazine, humanitarian, and mother of two (with a third on the way), offering inspiring guidance for anyone looking to keep romance alive, balance children and marriage, express true faith and live a life of purpose. Fans can tune-in to Akins today at 11:00A CT on People Now to learn more about her upcoming memoir.
“I never would have guessed I’d be telling my story in a book about my life,” said Akins. “I hope by sharing parts of myself and my journey that I’m able to help someone feel less alone, inspired and find the love that we share as humans in these pages.”
Lauren Akins never wanted to be in the spotlight, but as multi-PLATINUM country music star Thomas Rhett made his relationship with Lauren the subject of many of his hit songs, she was tossed into the role of one of America’s sweethearts. Revered by fans for her down-to-earth ease and charm, her commitment to humanitarian work, and the pure love she exudes for her family, Lauren has never shared her side of their story—full as it’s been, with deep love, painful loss, tremendous joy, and a struggle to stay grounded in faith along the way—until now.
In Live in Love, Lauren shares details about her childhood friendship with Thomas Rhett, explaining how they reconnected as young adults. She offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at the challenges of being married to her best friend, who just happens to be a music star, and the struggle to find her own footing in the frenzy of her husband’s fame. And in heart-wrenching detail, she opens up about her life-changing experiences doing mission work in Haiti, and then in Uganda, where she met the precious baby who would become their first daughter a year later. From sharing the romance of their hand-written wedding vows, to letting readers in on obstacles they faced as they adjusted to the reality of becoming first-time parents, Live in Love takes an intimate look at one couple’s life—and opens a window into all of our journeys on the path to self-discovery.
A deeply personal memoir filled with never-before-seen photos, Live in Love offers inspiring guidance for anyone looking to keep romance alive, balance children and marriage, express true faith, and live a life of purpose.
North American publishing rights for the book were acquired by Ballantine Publisher Kara Welsh at Ballantine with Whitney Frick editing from CAA. Live In Love will be published as a Ballantine Hardcover on May 5, 2020. Ballantine is an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House.
For more information, visit www.LaurenAkins.com.