So We Said Goodbye *Book Review*

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This was an interesting read. I’m married and I tried to place myself in Aya’s shoes and couldn’t. It was a little far-fetched to me to totally immerse myself in a past relationship and create such an emotional tie. What really was astounding to me was the level of honesty between Aya and Uri. I do believe marriages need this level of honesty, and there would probably be less divorces. However, I can’t think of any husbands I know that would allow what Uri allowed without some type of demands to stop the behavior.

Another thing that stood out to me was the impact Aya’s and Yaron’s choices has on their families and friends. I did not enjoy the amount of time in the book that was devoted to their letters. I know it showed the level of their emotional attachment, but I think readers could’ve understood the attachment without the amount of letters that were included in the book. The footnotes of information, while interesting, did not add to the book.

Overall, I enjoyed the complexity of marriage that was demonstrated by the book, and I liked the ending, but I wonder what would’ve happened if Aya and Yaron had made different choices.

I received this book for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

 

 

The Torment of Rachel Ames *Review*

When I begin reading this book, I didn’t know what to expect. It held my attention from the first page. I immediately wanted to know the reason for Rachel’s writer’s block. The reason was not what I expected. Truly, nothing is what it seems in this book, but I like how the author brings everything together and at the same time leave you wanting more. I have more questions now than I had while reading the book. I refuse to reveal any spoilers. You will have to read the book.

One of the most important messages I receive from this book is when we refuse to move ahead, and continue to allow guilt rule us; we will be tormented as Rachel was torments. However, we can be free. The choice is ours. I received this book for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

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