Janice Spina is copy editor and an award-winning author with nine children's books. She writes poetry and novels, the first of which is Hunting Mariah. I am thrilled to discover her review of My Own Voice:
This is the first book I have read by this talented author. My Own Voice is a powerful story of love, lust, betrayal and loss. Anita is the main character that cannot find herself. With a mother who is tough on her showing her little love and a harsh home environment that she cannot escape from, she meets Lenny, an older man one day with whom she quickly becomes smitten. Unbeknownst to Anita this older man is only looking for a replacement for his beloved wife who has Alzheimer's. Anita just happens to look like Natasha.
The author writes through the slang and uneducated voice of her main protagonist which touches the reader with its simplistic style. She makes the reader care for this poor soul and her search for love and acceptance.
An enjoyable but heartbreaking journey to read that I would recommend to all.