Why do we always want to speed up the waiting process?
In my opinion, patience is definitely a virtue. Be encouraged.
In the meantime, let’s not expect the worst but agree that all good things come to those who wait…
From Lamentations 3:25 “The LORD is good to those who wait for him,
to the soul who seeks him.”
Recently, I read the end of this book by Elizabeth Gilbert … So this is a partial review! I was particularly interested in the third part that is set in Bali, Indonesia. After last years shocking earthquake in neighbouring Lombok, I was curious to know of the fate of the locals. The volcano there has started to smoke and reading about their eco-tourism, I began to appreciate the diligence and grace of the people. While the latter part of the book is somewhat narcissistic New Age it explained some of the belief systems that helped the protagonist find balance in her life, after she had a difficult time with relationships.
I suppose the memoir was about building herself up again, in a highly flamboyant way. Most of us couldn’t afford this lap of luxury but I get the concept of learning to love yourself before you can love another. Also, taking on the mantra of those who smile through pain and hardship after natural disasters is interesting. Elizabeth explored Hindu spirituality and meditation in her journey. I agree that the concept of belonging is important. Finding an identity helps prepare for redemption, humility and patience to bear with one another in love.
For me, it is the Christian faith that teaches those solid foundations offering us a purpose.
Many thanks to the Bookworm Girl an awesome book blogger who hosted me and the novel, What If I Go? here-
The questions were interesting and were great to reflect upon in my writer journey. Hopefully, I have inspired others to put pen to paper. The novel is aimed at empowering women.
For all those who ask, ..’but what can I do?’ over difficult circumstances or tragic events then my answer might just be, ‘Why not write about it?’
Raising awareness is sometimes all we can do to help traumatic situations. Signposting vulnerable people and victims to support organisations that deal with sensitive issues such as grooming and sexual exploitation is satisfying. At the end of the book there are pages dedicated to victims giving the contact details of helpful organisations for support.
Another Amazon review of ‘What If I Go?’ is in. Phew!
Five stars worthy of six
The worthy of Six stars part was humbling…
Polly White has created a masterpiece capturing the loss of innocence in a violent world of gangs, drugs and the degradation that encompasses the protagonist’s life as she arrives in the UK from Romania. Wanting a better life, love and education Grace mistakes gifts and attention for love and is lured into the seedy world of drugs and sexual exploitation, used and abused, basically trapped. Grace carries a diary that is her ‘friend’ and allay that saves the day. I have given What If I Go five stars as Polly White has tackled a sensitive & emotive subject that hooks the reader from the outset and is a page turner that takes one through the trials and tribulations of Grace’s life. A good read and highly recommended.
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Have a great weekend.
My date isn’t until Tuesday 21st at ten but there’s plenty of other excellent authors from next week! Connect with us. Listen up and ask away.
Join me to discuss the process of writing a thriller from inspiration to hard slog -The highs and lows of reining in 74,000 words to resemble a novel manuscript, based upon truth.
I look forward to making a connection with you and your readers and attempt to avoid spoilers! Trusting that a few avid readers will purchase a download.
Blurb from What If I Go?