- File Size: 481 KB
- Print Length: 277 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Creativia; 2 edition (October 8, 2017)
- Publication Date: October 8, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0769LB2N3
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Olivia Glass handles it with as much grace and dignity as she can muster, only to learn that she didn’t know her children as she thought a mother should. Olivia’s story is a journey of self-discovery and awareness tangled with complicated lives of her five adult children, their spouses, and all the drama that comes with unconditional love.
Author James J. Cudney’s début novel is both atmospheric and contemplative and delivers a gut punch of family angst, devotion, and heartbreaking love with a solid reminder that family means everything. This book is beautifully written and I must warn you, dear reader, will not simply tug at your heartstrings, it will mercilessly yank them.
This is James J. Cudney debut novel.. And what a fabulous job he has done in this book. There is maturity in his writing, there is pathos, there is angst, all written with an underlying emotion of love. The pain and shock that Olivia goes through jumps right out from the page. I couldn't connect with Olivia at the beginning, she did come across as a rigid mother and a haughty mother-in-law.
But as the story progresses, I got to know Olivia and empathise with her and then I found myself totally immersed in her life, in fact rooting for her. And I give total credit to the author James for that. His writing from the point of view of Olivia is simply superb. Her love for her children and her absolute need to understand them and help them made me love her more.
The title and the book cover is so apt for this story as I watched Olivia Glass shatter when each of the secrets are revealed to her.
There are a few niggles....
I have to wait for some time for James' next work and I have to re-read this book to find them
I do like my family sagas but I love those sagas which have suspense in them, which makes me turn pages. This is what James does in his book. He made me read well through the night, he made my heart beat faster he made me curiouser and curiouser as I turned the pages.
Family comes with its own drama and complications especially when there are spouses, children and secrets involved. But James has managed to weave his words in such a way that it is absolutely breathtaking. All the characters play their parts very well.
The author, James has brought home the fact that sometimes it may be difficult to connect with all family members all the time but when there is genuine love, then it becomes easy. Family is everything, they are the ones who always stand by us, with us. This is the core of James' debut novel.
James words have woven a string of love around my heart and I am still in the early beginnings of a book hangover...
I learned more about relationships than I knew before and isn't that the beauty of reading? Learning? Experiencing? Even though we don't know each other, I would love to know if the characters are based upon people you know/knew? Because by the end, as a reader, I felt like I knew them too. Maybe you should continue the Glass family saga? Just a suggestion from a reader who would love to know more about their next chapters.
Great debut! Looking forward to your next published book!
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