Shades of Love: Portraits of Successful Marriages is a beautiful depiction of couples who have withstood the test of time and illustrate that true love really does exist! The idea was born out of the co-authors desire to find the secret to maintaining a strong and happy marriage. During their quest for relationship advice they decided to only seek counsel from those with happy, respectful and nurturing long-term relationships. As a result, they gained valuable insight from the featured couples with over 500 years of combined experience and they discovered that it takes more than love to make marriage last a lifetime. Each chapter pays tribute to a different couple ranging from 75 years to 10 years of marriage and includes their photograph, personal love story, secrets to their success along with their advice for other couples and singles. The stories are engaging, inspirational and insightful as they highlight each couple's commitment to making their marriage work for better or for worse.