I also have been hurt multiple times in the past, been in and out of toxic relationships just cause of reckless choices and yeah this book as only helped me and brought life in those moments of healing and waiting and wondering. I am 23 chapters in (almost close to finishing) and this is something I would read and reread over and over again. There is so much wisdom and truth being unpacked here, it’s unreal. So THANK YOU and bless you!! 💕
P.S. The highlight of the book so far: I’m Indian and we come from a culture of arranged marriages and so I relate to that pretty well. And even though I don’t really get, or rather, I’m not really for that concept in reality, it absolutely BLEW MY MIND when you, Carly, linked it to seeing how God being our Heavenly Father chooses a man, who’s good for His daughter! Made me see this is in a whole new light!
Carly reserves nothing from some of the most intimate moments of her life to help us single ladies, those of us dating and perhaps even engaged, see the joy in ‘waiting’ vs the struggle of settling for someone because we’ve ‘waited’ long enough. Though I haven’t been through everything she shares in ‘Daughter Wait’, I could relate to all of it and was constantly reminded of who I am, finding myself crying, laughing, being challenged in the best way, reading words I didn’t think I needed to hear and seeing the kindness of our Heavenly Father articulated through every page.
I am so grateful to have encountered ‘Daughter wait!’, it really spoke to my heart. Carly’s story is inspiring and has given me fresh insight into God’s perspective when you’re in the season of waiting on God for a partner and believing in his plan. Carly is a gifted writer and I’m thankful she’s shared her experience and know that her beautiful words of faith will be a blessing to many more women.
Carly writes with such honesty and passion for life that I found her story a compelling read. Carly’s journey is inspiring and reflects her love for God, and God’s surpassing love for her. He is fashioning a life that displays His grace and faithfulness, and a testimony that will bless and encourage many young women.
Carly’s book ‘Daughter Wait’ was one of the most beautiful, intimate, encouraging yet also challenging books I have read. It spoke of so many moments that I could relate to during my early years of ‘dating’, while also leaving me in awe of her journey with God along the way. This book is one I wish my 18 year old self could have read, yet speaks so much wisdom that I believe is not too late to apply to my own married life now. Definitely a keeper for my own daughter to read.
Daughter Wait was an incredible read! Carly’s conversational tone allows the reader to instantly connect with her vulnerability. Not only has she communicated her story in a powerful way, she has practically helped me to see concepts relating to God from a whole new perspective. It came at the perfect time for me and I hope it does for you too.
Once you start the book, you literally cannot stop reading it until the very last page.
Carly has written a beautiful reflection on her journey thus far and the struggles that we all may face along the way.
As I read through some bits I couldn’t help but laugh as it mirrored some of the very things I have experienced in my own journey; I’m sure you’ll see some parts of your own relationship journey(s) through this book.
It is wonderful to see a book which demonstrates the reality of life – and shows that all of us are not perfect no matter what you may perceive of someone.
Congratulations Carly on such a poignant and timely book and I can’t wait to share this with those in my world and my own children one day.
One phrase comes to mind as I came to the end of this book with tears in my eyes “A Beautiful Love Story”…
The first half of this book shows us the love story between Carly and Jesus. As Carly tells us with such openness of how she lost her way with incredible lows and heartaches for such a young girl to go through and God lovingly pursues her and gently pulls her out of her mess and we see her relationship with God restored. In these pages, it really helped me face some of the hinderances In my life and put my focus on developing my relationship with God.
As for the second half of this book, the beautiful love story between her and Joe was exciting to read. A reminder that God does write beautiful love stories, He does bring the right person to us as we go about His will. God can do exceedingly abundantly more then we could ask or think. He did it for me, He did it for Carly, He can do it for you and He can do it for my daughter. I’m blessed this book will be around for my daughter. I also want to get this book to every single girl I know to show them God has a plan, He can write their love story… Never take second best… Daughter Wait
Thanks Carly xx
Carly Riordan, has bled her heart onto the pages of this book to form one the most honest, humbling, heartfelt memoirs you are ever likely to read.
Carly makes herself so vulnerable throughout the book. There are no characters to create and mould, because Carly has merely told her own story, just as it is, warts and all, in a beautiful conversational style. Carly talks to us. Carly pleads with us. She pleads with us to wait.
I. Could. Not. Put. The. Book. Down! … Seriously.
Carly made me think about my own choices which I have made throughout life without a second thought as to what God may want of me.
Carly made me see that as a young woman, feeling like she may be ‘left on the shelf’ so to speak, I couldn’t have been more mistaken.
Throughout her book, Carly gently reminds us that no matter what we have thought, said or done in our past life, God through His gracious and glorious love, will always take the best care of our future … if we allow Him to.
Daughter Wait is a wakeup call for all His daughters young, old, and in-between to trust Him, wait, and trust some more that He will lead us in the direction that is best for us.
In this day of so-called ‘sexual freedom’, and even looking back on the days of ‘free love’ during the 1960s and 70s, it is all too easy to be led astray. In this modern age, we may be bound to think that we have no need to listen, and definitely no need to wait, right?
I would love for every daughter to be able to read this insightful book, to realise that this assumption is so wrong. I would also love for every son of the Father to have the opportunity to read this book so that they may gain an understanding and appreciation of how precious His daughters truly are.
If I could give this book six stars, I wouldn’t hesitate!
This book is beauty personified. It encapsulates Gods promises to me and encouraged me to seek Him first and wait before taking my next.
Reading Daughter Wait allowed me to think of the possibilities of a healthy, secure and happy marriage when I put God first. I feel more free and liberated to be able to live a fulfilling and meaningful life with Jesus, even before a man comes into the picture
Carly Riordan vulnerably tells her story in Daughter Wait with eloquence and revelation. This page-turning book is concise and a must-have for all teenagers and young women navigating single or pre-marriage life. This author will help girls and women find freedom and work their way out of the maze of confusion around the culture of relationships in our world today.
Halfway through and loved it already ❤️❤️
It’s such an amazing book and very brave Carly. Sending much love from BALI 🌴
I have loved every part of the book it’s amazing. As I began reading the book I almost felt like you had spoken to me and shared some of my story. The book is helping me a lot as a slightly older (lol) single woman. When I was married I wasn’t a Christian. Your book is definitely helping me on how to navigate the next season of my life while I wait for God to bring me a Godly man, the one He has chosen for me. Thank you Carly
Thank You for this wonderful gift of the book you have written. The honesty, vulnerability and courage you have shown is highly appreciated. I stopped a bunch of times to have conversations with God about what I was reading. The guidance you have given me through this book is precious, just precious!.
I shed several tears while reading “Daughter Wait!” and even paused to write poetry in between. I had to blink away so many tears as the pages kept blurring out due to my tears.
Your vulnerability with your emotions and feelings helped me realise that I was not the only one who had such feelings and also to understand what to do with those feelings. I highlighted several sentences and hope to share this book with as many young women as possible.
Once again, you have my gratitude and a prayer.
Daughter Wait! is an invitation to consider a different approach to dating and relationships. If you have ever wondered:
How do I have a Godly relationship?
How do I know if he is the one?
What are realistic boundaries in a Christian relationship?
How do I move on from a broken heart?
Then this book is for you.
Written in Carly’s unique conversational style, you’ll cry, laugh and cheer as you follow her story of love and loss. Daughter Wait is a timeless reminder that regardless of your past, God has the best for your future.