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Seasons in Purdah Paperback – January 24, 2012
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Anjuelle Floyd is a wife of twenty-nine years, mother of three, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in mother-daughter relations, and dream work. She is the author of Keeper of Secrets…Translations of an Incident, a collection of interconnected short stories, and a novel, The House, October 2010 that the 2011 Readers’ Favorite Awards recognized in 2 genres: Honorable in Christian Fiction, and Finalist in Dramatic Fiction. http://readersfavorite.com/2011-award-contest-winners.htm Seasons in Purdah is Anjuelle’s, 2nd novel. A graduate of Duke University, Anjuelle received her MA in Counseling Psychology from The California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco. She has attended the Dominican Institute of Philosophy and Theology, Berkeley, California. Anjuelle earned a MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College, Port Townsend, Washington. She has also received certificates of participation from The Hurston-Wright Writers’ Week and The Voices of Our Nations Writing Workshops. A student of Process Painting for over a decade, Anjuelle has participated in the annual Art of Living Black Exhibitions 2004 through 2011 held at the Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California. Anjuelle hosts a blog talk radio show, Book Talk, Creativity and Family Matters www.blogtalkradio.com/anjuellefloyd Read Anjuelle’s blogs and more about her @: www.anjuellefloyd.com Contact Anjuelle @ email@example.com
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The readers sees the depth of the relationship between the two best friends and did she choose the wrong one but as James suddenly comes into her life, she sees how it happened in reverse and he's left holding the hurt and pain from a major decision not based on love.
If you love romance and psychological aspects coming into play, then you will enjoy this read. Relational readers that can see the connection, the binding forces and factors that untangle, then you will be inspired and heart transpires the most important aspect in relationships--love. Moreover, if you believe in DREAMS and able to see each other realities through each other eyes, then this will be a sweet dream journey read for you.
My only issue with the novel was the redundancy with the dream about the Kingdom of Purdah, Sahel's blindness in relation to her love for Titus, and a few other incidents reiterated throughout the novel from beginning to end.
Dream 4 More Reviews has received Seasons of Purdah by the author for a book review.
Dream 4 More Reviews,
What a Dream but Sweet! (3.5)
This is a tale that covers the relationship between three childhood friends, two males and one female, that are now adults. I was unaware that the characters were black until the prejudices within the race were brought to light. This startled me.
My husband has told me that shades of color are a big issue in India and the Orient (like China, Korea, etc.). I was also aware of the "passing for white" phenomenon. But I was unprepared for the shades of cream, brown and black being so important to black people, most seeming to favor the lighter shades.
Having grown up in Texas, I have had many friends and co-workers who were black. But this shade issue was not one that they never shared with me. To be honest, it's never been an issue with me. The black person I am closest to is as black as one can be. It may be the reason that this issue never arose.
Beyond that surprise, the book was unusual. It could be seriously improved by a good editor. Some parts seem to be pasted "out of place". There is a good deal of repetition, too.
The subject matter involved souls inhabiting other people's bodies, being able to share dreams, and many other issues that I was not comfortable with. It is also a distinctly Catholic book; being Protestant, some of those issues were a bit heavy for me.
Most of the characters in the book were professionals in the health field. The men who were not had impressive jobs, such as owning a brokerage firm. It seemed a little unrealistic. Where were the "normal" people? There was the housekeeper but little beyond that.
Although it was surprising and strange, I could not stop reading it despite the fact that the author had "telegraphed" the ending. The machinations of the manipulative are not as devious as those in "A Dangeous Fortune" (by Ken Follett), but they were almost incredulous.
Is it worth the read? Only you can answer that. The impressions of being blind (as the central character was) made it worth it to me.
Having said that, I must confess I am but 9% into the 'book' and that is as far as it will get - thank you, free download!!
It may turn out to be an interesting story, I'll never know - the spacing and grammar errors, muddled sentences and words run together eg, [ 'Ifhe' ] have put me right off - I don't WANT to have to puzzle out what an author means by:
Quote - "Ana Desai, the head physician of the emergency room at Berkeley General, had been present the unconscious relaxants.
afternoon that Titus had brought Sahel in from having overdosed on Essien's muscle" - unquote
My advice - save your bandwidth for something worth reading.
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