Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Book Review: Edna Rowell: Bittersweet: confessions, secrets and poetry

Bittersweet: Confessions, Secrets & Poetry

Author: Edna Roswell 

Title: Bittersweet Confessions, Secrets And Poetry

Genre: Biography, Autobiography, Personal Memoirs 

Synopsis: The will to overcome and triumph Edna rowell  didn't have a good start in life she was repeatedly molested by her stepfather when she was just five years old, and her mother refused to protect her, lost in addiction and need for the man who was harming her daughter, after enduring an excruciating childhood, Edna was brutally gang-raped  at the age of sixteen, resulting in her first pregnancy. She emerged from these experiences angry and bitter, convinced that nobody would ever love her. Bittersweet is a collection of essays, letters, and poems in which Edna shares not only her struggles, but also her determination to rise above her past, from a young age, Edna knew she didn't have to be a victim, even through she had no control over her environment. No matter what labels. people put on Edna, she wanted to choose who she would be bittersweet a searingly honest, inspiring memoir about learning from mistakes and heartbreak. Edna rowell is a 30 year old mother of three. She is a strong-willed survivor with a unique perspective on life. Currently she lives in Huntsville, Alabama, where she is pursuing a master's degree in criminal justice.

Review: This book was easy to get into and it was good to read how Edna overcome everything that happened to her and l think she is very brave and she loves her children even though one of their father's raped her but she just sees her beloved child.I was sent this book by bostick communications l really enjoyed this book and l did find some bits upsetting and l could not believe Edna's mother didn't want to take her to the hospital after her boyfriend raped her at the age of 5 he made Edna his little sex slave. I was upset that she was gang raped at 16 years old. Edna went though so much and she is still here to tell the tale and her story and l was sad to read that her grandmother died.it's good to read that she is getting a master's degree and that she is talking to her mum again. I want to say thank you to the author for sending me this book l would highly recommend this book to anybody and it's a must have on your bookshelf l am happy this book is in my library and I would tell people that you should step outside your comfort zone with books because it's good to add more authors and genres to your reading portfolio even if you don't read books like this and this book was sent to me for a honest review if l could rate this book more then five stars l would.

Star Rating: five out of five stars 

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