Here are two more books by fellow bloggers that you might enjoy reading.
Like all of D.G. Kaye’s books, I was eager to read her latest – a follow up to Conflicted Heart. P.S. I Forgive You – A Broken Legacy is Kaye’s most heart wrenching and intense book to date. Not surprising, considering the subject of this memoir. It is D.G. Kaye’s and her siblings’ attempt of freeing themselves from the clutches of emotional neglect.
P.S. I Forgive You – A Broken Legacy is a testimony to the painful effects of her mother’s gambling addiction on her and her siblings. Anyone who has lived with an addict knows how destructive it can be, how much it creates guilt, resentment and a feeling of low self esteem.
P.S. I Forgive You is heartbreaking to read but D.G. Kaye’s strength and ability to offer an honest examination of her experience is an inspiration to anyone who has found themselves with the difficult decision of turning away from a toxic relationship. Most importantly, in Kaye’s difficult journey to self love and acceptance she offers hope in her struggle to love a mother who was not able to provide the same for her children.
A tender, well written book.
Visit D.G.Kaye’s blog here: http://dgkayewriter.com/
Glass Slippers and Stilettos is a collection of ten short stories as seen through the eyes of Linden’s protagonist, Regina. In the story titled Driving Regina, whereby Regina is involved in an accident, Ana Linden writes: Little does he (the driver of the car Regina has run into) know that Regina has such emergencies once a week. This pretty well sums up Regina, along with this other line: Men lovers are her recreational drug.
Linden’s characters don’t have names. Instead she refers to them as Boyfriend, Lover, The Assistant, Kid, Mr. Impeccable Pedigree, and Inconsiderate. Using this technique is clever as it allows the reader to identify easily with the characters. Haven’t we all met such people in our own lives?
In some ways, Regina is a contemporary femme fatale (minus the crime) for she possesses traits often found in this archetype of literature: gold digger, selfish, heartless, manipulative, opportunist, sense of entitlement both with her friends, lovers and at work and an accomplished liar.
Although it is difficult to like Regina it is also difficult to put her down.
You can read excerpts from Glass Slippers and Stilettos here.