This Bird Flew Away Book Review
Lynda M. Martin. Those of you who follow her here on hub pages know her as Immartin; a generous teacher, writing coach and advocate of abused children. She is also an author and just published This Bird Flew Away, the first of a trilogy of novels about her heroine, Bria Connelly.
I was fortunate to read bits and pieces of this novel before it was published by Black Rose Writing. I ordered my autographed copy the day it was published and fully expected a good read. What I got instead was an excellent novel that is well crafted, professionally presented and emotionally charged.
The trials, tribulations, horrors and joys of Bria Connelly are brilliantly chronicled in this first novel. The author shines a beacon of truth and reality on child-abuse, alcoholism, familial love, hurt and healing. Based on twenty-five years as a cop, I found the book to be the most real piece of fiction I have found.
This Bird Flew Away follows Bria's life from the age of nine in 1967 through tragic episodes and personal triumphs to the end of the book in 1986. Often, it is a hard trip on a very bumpy road. The message here is optimistic, pragmatic perseverance and Bria Connelly is the poster child for the "I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar" crowd.
Don't get me wrong. This is not some woman's lib, man bashing, piece of chick lit. It is a realistic, thoughtful and entertaining narrative about men, women and children and how they behave toward one another in circumstances often beyond their control.
Okay, This Bird Flew Away is not the kind of shoot em up I normally read. Hey, everyone needs to broaden their horizons a little and this book will certainly do that.
SHOULD YOU READ THIS BOOK?
Well, if you're a woman, yes. If your daughter, granddaughter, sister, wife, girlfriend, aunt, niece, cousin or next door neighbor is a woman, yes. If you know any women or ever hope to, yes. So, in my humble opinion, anyone other than Worf from Star Trek, The Next Generation will find it beneficial.
To use a barrel racing analogy, Lynda and Bria have rounded the first barrel (This Bird Flew Away) and are thundering toward the second (Fly High, Fly Blind)! You don't want to be left at the gate. Get your copy today from Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble or from Lynda at the link below.
Order straight from Lynda and get her autograph.
- This Bird Flew Away - Novel by Lynda M. Martin
This Bird Flew Away - Novel by Lynda M. Martin
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