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Zafia

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2021 BOOKS

"It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone. " -- Rose Kennedy



“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. ”  -- Plato



“The life of the dead is set in the memory of the living. ”  -- Marcus Tullius Cicero



“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not a mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition and of unspeakable love. ”  -- Washington Irving



“We all wear masks and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing our own skin.”  -- André Berthiaume



“I am an invisible man. No I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allen Poe: Nor am I one of your Hollywood movie ectoplasms. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids - and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, simply because people refuse to see me.”  -- Ralph Ellison



“Without knowledge, life is no more than the shadow of death.”  -- Molière



“Everyone calls himself a friend, but only a fool relies on it: nothing is commoner than the name, nothing rarer than the thing.”  -- Jean de La Fontaine



“Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.”  -- Jean de La Fontaine


 

Secrets and Innocence

Secrets and Innocence - P.S. Love Writing was alright for a first book - a few mistakes here and there, but nothing that dragged one out of the book.POV switched but it ran smoothly and didnt disrupt the flow.The story was told by an adult voice throughout the book, even when describing what happened during their childhood and their experiences, which i found to be a plus.What i didnt like was the parents, they pissed me off and i had to take a breather from the book. It amazes me how someone can be so ignorant to the value of teaching their kids about nature and something so basic as periods etc.And what happened with the offing of Michael in the end? This book doesnt give the traditional HEA, but merely a substitute.Im not quite sure what i think of the ending. I kinda felt like that was a way to justify the feelings they shared and their hunky tonk - reminds me of the god talk in the beginning as well as whether or not it was a sin.Im not sure how to rate it, im leaning towards 4 stars,but the ending really threw me. Had i known beforehand, i wouldnt have been so shocked. I suppose the author do deserve a bit of credit for throwing a curve ball, i hadnt expected.As for the possibility of reading more of her work, when she writes a new book - then its likely i'll pick it up unless it contains another taboo theme, then i'll probably consider it more and wait for other reviews.