This is the third #13 review! Sib Ruth’s review was removed as was mine, via Amazon, because we are ‘not allowed’ to write a review! Then a person, who had a review, deleted it! Perhaps they didn’t want to be associated with the book!
So the total number of reviews and who wrote them keeps shifting around. But hey…isn’t #13 a ‘significant’ number!
Anyway…this NEW review is ‘short and sweet’ as the saying goes, but is NOT very sweet!
By S10 Pete on July 18, 2016
A powerful and yet very sad book, too bad everything is still the same years later. No forgiving going on.
Like I said, short and to the point and so I wrote a larger comment…
Jul 19, 2016 4:32:30 PM PDT
gert mcqueen says:
This book is not ‘powerful’; it’s seething with anger! It’s not ‘sad’; it’s pitiful and spiteful. Yep, it’s still the same, for the author is not interested in forgiving, she wants to tell her tale…so be it! As the author states, on page 366, ‘what I have learned…is to own up to the wrongs I have done, to make amends and to strive to be a better person, unless contact would be destructive to me.’ Ah, but forgiveness does NOT come with a one–way only condition! This book’s very existence is testimony to the fact that the author is not willing to forgive. For forgiveness to happen, she MUST let go of the stone that is dragging her down, and do her own work ON FORGIVING! – ‘There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.’ Hamlet, II, ii
Now let’s see how long it takes for this to become an issue as the last reviewer, Mark, turned out to be. In any event, seems as if this book is beginning to ‘stink’ as more and more people are moving away from Joan and/or don’t have much to say about it.