Book Review – The Family Gift by Cathy Kelly @cathykellybooks @Tr4cyF3nt0n #BookReview #BlogTour #contemporary

Many thanks to Tracy Fenton and Compulsive Readers for my spot on this Blog Tour.

There are days when the mind is fluttering

There are days when the stress is flying

There are days when I want to do nothing

That’s the day I picked up Cathy Kelly for lazing

The story was slow in opening

The characters were totally abounding

The inner voice Mildred was confusing

When the thoughts were many, it was clamoring

Then came the point of turning

The story changed to gently flowing

The emotions struck me high with feeling

I was filled with joy and soaring

A woman strong, a mother, the author was showing

She did it all for kids, family, career, she was trying

Her parents too had a tale saddening

An attack was her time of reckoning

What can I say about the author’s writing

It was true, it was honest oh so loving

My pain was forgotten, so true was the writing

Her words were sweet, they kept shining

It took me time, the effects would be lasting

My first by Cathy Kelly showed love & family are everlasting

The words of the poem came automatically after reading the book. Freya was the mom, wife, chef with a TV show and a cookbook coming up, a daughter who helps her mom with the caring of the father.

Cathy Kelly showed me a slice of life of Freya which could be any woman’s story in times of today. The words and scenes were honest and showed me the strength of a woman. It was a journey of a woman with her family with its ups and downs. A honest portrayal, I would say.

The only niggles for me were the book was slow to start and it took me time to connect to Freya. Those were minor. The whole book reflected relationships with genuine bonds between friends and family members. Humor too struck in so that the story was balanced.

Overall, a fun story and I completely enjoyed my midnight read.

I received a free ARC from NetGalley and publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

All my reviews can be read here

Freya Abalone has a big, messy, wonderful family, a fantastic career, and a new house.

But that’s on the outside.

On the inside, she’s got Mildred – the name she’s given to that nagging inner critic who tells us all we’re not good enough.

And now Freya’s beloved blended family is under threat. Dan’s first wife Elisa, the glamorous, manipulative woman who happily abandoned her daughter to Freya and Dan’s care and left the country, has elbowed her way back into their lives.

But Freya knows that when life gives you lemons, you throw them right back.

Can Freya put her family – and herself – back together?

Publication Date: October 2019

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