The Anniversary Box

Six weeks before her wedding, Peggy Moore learns that her parents created an Anniversary Box. Each year on their anniversary, they would write a message to each other to affirm their love and suggest ways to make it stronger, and they succeeded in living a married life that was the envy of their friends and family.


When Peggy and her soon-to-be husband, Michael, find they are struggling with relationship issues as their wedding day draws near, Peggy sets out on a journey to find her parents’ missing Anniversary Box and learn the secret to keeping love alive for a lifetime before she steps to the altar herself.

Based on 26 Reviews
Tom Rice
April 16, 2022

5.0 out of 5 stars Great feel good read

I really enjoyed reading The Anniversary Box and highly recommend it. The story is full of wonderful life lessons and insightful tips to living a happy life. I think Marcus Aurelius would have enjoyed this book as one of his quotes is “People exist for each other”. Tom Murphy shares a lot of himself in this book and that is a gift to all of us! Don’t miss out. Read this book this summer. Well done Tom Murphy!

Joe F.
October 25, 2021

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Love Story!

What a great read for any couple! It takes to you how both people have an immediate attraction to one another! Yet as life goes on in any relationship, it shows how you have to take a few steps back to re-discover what love is and should be with one another. It was also taking place in the town I for the most part grew up on LI, Garden City! Many thanks to Diane Fitzgerald for sending this book to us! Additionally, we were so touched we ordered 4 copies to send onto other friends!

October 18, 2021

5.0 out of 5 stars I’m so glad I read this book, this is such a beautiful story!!

Tom has written a beautiful story in The Anniversary Box. His writing flows so smoothy that I couldn’t believe that I read the whole story in one sitting. What a treat!

October 3, 2021

5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting

Very interesting Was recommended by a friend and it is worth the read

Diane Fitzgerald
September 27, 2021

5.0 out of 5 stars Discovering the way to keep love alive is finally revealed in The Anniversary Box

1-21-22 From my mother, Dot Fitzgerald: I’m 90 years old and married for nearly 70 years to the same gentleman. I thoroughly enjoyed reading “The Anniversary Box” which takes place in many familiar, enjoyable places where we’ve been. The book is full of wisdom for long or short relationships and is a perfect gift for every loving couple. (Note: Dot & Jim are dear friends with Tom’s parents, Missy & Tom Murphy. Dot cherished every word of this book.) 9-27-21 From Diane Fitzgerald: Tom Murphy has written a lovely, heartwarming story that any one of us could be the lead characters in. And it turns out, he offers easy steps to keeping love alive plus gives a fantastic list to follow as “next steps” at the close of the book. The message of The Anniversary Box could have gotten preachy. But Tom avoids that with a great storyline of discovery and realization. He packs alot into 180 pages. Well done!

September 6, 2021

5.0 out of 5 stars More to life than solving problems

Wonderful story. Raises love above the human condition. #26 The family that prays together, stays together Kathy and Dick Williams

John K Duval
August 31, 2021

5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding book!

This is a great love story. I’ve given it to my wife to read then my engaged daughter. It has something for everyone.

Donna H Quinn
August 18, 2021

5.0 out of 5 stars Coors beer and a pizza

Just finished the book. Tips #7 and #7 are especially meaningful to us. Hall mark here we come!

A Romantic at Heart
August 13, 2021

5.0 out of 5 stars Modern lives with modern challenges and love triumphs!

Cool story! This book touched the beauty of my own heart to know the difference between love and ego needs in a most entertaining way. This could be a beautiful tool for marriage counselors to guide individuals to navigate their relationships with their hearts. I bet there’d be fewer divorces and happier marriages when they let adversity be their worthy teacher – Message #14. My fav:)

Delia G.
August 9, 2021

5.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming with the makings of a Hallmark Special.

Beautiful love story when two souls work together from the point they first meet to a forever life. It takes work, care, patience and understanding to go through daily challenges. The Anniversary Box brings all these points and more to light. It shows what can be accomplished when couples care for each other enough and are willing to build on their initial foundation to grow together as one. It has a little bit of everything. I enjoyed reading it and think it has the makings of a Hallmark Special.

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