BEYOND THE SHADOW OF THE BROWNSTONE
VM Lawrence uses the mastery of literary structure to introduce each of her characters as they transition from the ?Old World? culture to their newly adopted Country and bring with them the love of family and the need of education. The skill which she uses brings the reader visual details of the actions and characters as they come alive is brilliant. This fictional novel touches on the third rail of politics, ?Abortion? and is handled with such delicate and sensitive construction that one is not aware of the suspense that is building with the struggles and conflict generated by this adventure. BROWNSTONE pulses with life and death, sorrow and joy. We hold on for dear life traversing through the wild turbulence of trials, tragedies and triumphs. Knowing that Children are the spiritual and corporal legacy, the family is fractured when abortion becomes a very real issue. The psychological impact presents thought provoking ideas that are intended to impact the reader. Brownstone focuses on the inner story which drives the plot in an attempt to elicit the emotional involvement of the reader. The reader emerges through the storm weathered and worn, but with the realization that life is precious, fleeting and fragile; and, with the knowledge that a life full of joy, hope and peace is possible, only after forgiveness. VM Lawrence reminds us that those living in depths of despair, or struggling with family problems, can find solace by offering them the wisdom that a broken, bitter and battered heart can be transformed through forgiveness, faith and trust, into a heart filled with unconditional acceptance and unending love.
MY REVIEW-This author was a new one for me. I had never heard of her or this book so I wasn't sure exactly what to expect when I reviewed it. I was pleasantly surprised. The book was well written which is a big plus for me. I don't know how many books I pick up to review and I find talking about people in third person, then present tense, then back to third person. Or the grammar is horrible and you find mistake after mistake in spelling.
The whole plot on this is different. It deals with a very hard subject and that is abortion. Not many people talk about it anymore and yet it is all around us. The author gently prods the reader to think about abortion and the consequences that arise from it. And I don't mean putting a guilt trip on people, but a serious look at a controversial topic.
The thing I find heartbreaking is that this author never even saw her novel come to be published. She became the victim of an accidental death and her husband is the one who pushed to see this book make it to market. Story behind the story makes you want to read it. A compelling tale that makes you sit up and take notice!
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