This book was a selection from my book club for April. It is based on a play and portrays the struggles of a black family in a different time. It shows their struggles with finding good jobs, trying to get an education, having money to just get by or even having money to get a decent house to live in. I liked the characters and found myself drawn to the mother-her pride and strength. What I got most out of reading this book was the strong sense of pride and love in this family. I thought it was a good book, not great and it was a quick read that packed a punch.
Dynah is a young lady going to a Christian college. There she meets the guy of her dreams and they are going to be married. One evening on her way home from work she is raped. From this point on this book makes you question all your beliefs and makes you ask yourself-just what would I do? Dynah’s life falls apart and she is faced with many life changing decisions. Throughout the book Dynah falls back on her faith and this leads her to making the decisions she ultimately does. This book is definitely a good read especially for anyone who has ever experienced a rape and a resulting pregnancy or anyone that has had an abortion or may be considering one and is conflicted.
Well I didn’t get to do much reading the last few days. I wasn’t feeling the best and with Easter and company on the weekend I didn’t get to relax with my book much.
Tonight I’m going to relax with a glass of wine and my book and just read. Just the thought of it is calming. What I have read of it so far is very good and seems to only be getting better.
Hopefully I’ll get it done in the next day or so, depending on work and unforeseen things and get my review up.
I am so excited to read this book. I read the first two-A Great and Terrible Beauty and Rebel Angels and thoroughly enjoyed them both. I’m really looking forward to revisiting Gemma and the other girls and seeing what they’re up to now. I guess this is the final book in the trilogy. I’m sad about that. It’s been a great series so far.
However, the story is a good one about hope and determination. It is about a six-year old little girl named Emma who disappears one day on a beach. It’s a story about how even seconds of not paying attention can change your life and those around you in a big way.
I think it was a good story. I don’t think I’d say it was great-it was just okay for me.