Thursday, December 6, 2012

Here is a Story of Secrets and Family Conflicts

I am so lucky that my work has engaged this amazingly fast reader with a sharp perception of story and execution. Being an avid reader Cynthia J. Smith consumes ten books a week, this in addition to being a truck driver and the author of Voices in My HeadHere is the review she posted for my novel Apart From Love:
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect titleDecember 6, 2012
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This review is from: Apart From Love (Paperback)
This book starts with the perfect title. Apart from love is a phrase used by all three of the main characters and its meaning is slightly different for all three. Amazing.

This story is written by Lenny but, he uses Ben's and Anita's words as they seem to narrate.

A story of secrets, family conflicts and confusion. Each of the characters has a stumbling block which keeps them unable to love or be loved.

Ben is the son who is estranged from his father due to the fact that his mother left. Even after he discovers why she left, he still can't seem to figure out how to get his father's love which he so needs. He hides in plain sight and cannot just come forward.

Anita is Lenny's mistress at first then his second wife. She comes from a slightly abusive family and has no real idea what love is. She only knows what she wants is safety and prestige. To be a wife! She becomes mistress to Lenny knowing he is married. She assumes her beauty will make him love her and replace his wife.

Lenny is just lost in his love for his first wife and the secret he must keep from all. He tries to write the story in the hopes that if he gets it just right, life will return to the way it was.

The ending was so amazing!

Uvi has written a poignant story. I am truly amazed by the depth of each of her characters.

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