Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Reflections of Rosalyn, A Life of Victory by Theresa Franklin

Book Review

The CWA Review Crew- Christian Women Reviewing

 Review for the book that is called "Reflections of Rosalyn" A Life of Victory~

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.

 Author Bio: 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.

The CWA Review Crew- Christian Women Reviewing
This morning about 1:30 I finished the best book that I have read in a long time! I chose to read  the PDF copy of it  with my Adobe Reader XI. When I started reading it I had a difficult time keeping the times in the character's life straight in my mind. Then I noticed that there were these three little *** when the past or present was going to change in the book. I normally do not like stories that flash back and forth like this book does. I was really glad I chose to read this e-book by Theresa Franklin.
It is a heart warming book of love and honesty that I find a very important quality in any person. I found myself feeling like it was about the writers own life, that is just how good the writer is at telling this story.
I would recommend this book to anyone who really enjoys a true to life book about real life situations.
 This is a book of laughter and tears. There were many times when I, as the reader like the author, had to stop and compose myself before I could continue reading. There were many times when I laughed aloud as her characters in the book interacted just like real life.  The Assisted Living Facility where Rosie lived and worked while she was getting her education was so real to me. I have had residents at my place of employment talk just like some of hers did who lived there.
 The love of God and her country was always a big part of the story line as it got more interesting as the story progressed. I am not going to tell the ending of the book because I would not want to spoil it for anyone who might want to enjoy this wonderful book.

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Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew

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