Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Review of Reflections of Rosalyn by Theresa Franklin
Theresa Franklin/ Reflections of Rosalyn, A Life of Victory
ASIN: B00962OT0U | List Price: Kindle $5.99 |Format: Kindle or PDF |Page Count:198
Rosalyn is a recent widow facing life alone for the first time in over forty years. She spends time looking back at her life as a young girl, Rosie, and how each episode in her life was a stepping stone to get her where she is today.
Rosie has a tumultuous childhood and a terrible relationship with her self-centered mother. As a teenager she faces an unplanned pregnancy. Her decision about that pregnancy will shape the decisions she must make for the rest of her life. The first decision she makes is to leave home. She finds work in an assisted living facility, which is the root of many comical interactions.
The book is a series of flashbacks with events of today reminding Rosalyn of a time in her earlier life as Rosie. This is a book of laughter and tears. There were many times when I, as the author, had to stop writing and compose myself before I could continue. There were just as many when I actually laughed aloud as my characters interacted.
This is a story that grew from my heart. It is a story of victory. Rosie, the teenager, must overcome many obstacles in her life to become Rosalyn, the woman.
I really liked this book. Once I started reading it, I didn't want to put it down. It is the story of Rosalyn and when it starts out, her husband has just died. It goes back and forth from the present to the past as we find out how Rosalyn got where she is in the present. I was enchanted with this book. This is the first book I have ever read by Theresa Franklin, but it probably won't be my last. It had a good Christian messsage, and even though Rosalyn made a mistake, she was still faithful. This just goes to show us that everyone makes mistakes. Great job Theresa.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.
About the Author: Theresa Franklin has lived outside of Beaumont, Texas for 38 years.
Theresa taught for 12 years, then moved into administration. As she was preparing for retirement, she decided to fulfill her life-long desire of writing books.
Connect with Theresa on her blog: http://thereadingsection.blogspot.com/
You can purchase this book on Amazon.