3 New #Bookreviews on P.S. I Forgive You – #Memoir

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As writers we strive to get our words and the emotions we wish to convey just right in order to engage readers. In writing memoir, we write in fact, not fiction, and it takes a delicate balance to portray our story in a light that readers can gather the sense of story without being swayed to like or dislike the people in the stories, but rather, to be able to form their own opinions and make an emotional connection.

 

I was thrilled to receive the first 3 reviews on my new book, P.S. I Forgive You, and feel rewarded that my story has touched readers. Two I’ve copied from Amazon and one, I was pleasantly surprised when I went to visit the blog of friend and author Carol Balawyder and found she had blogged this review:

 

“Like all of D.G. Kaye’s books, I was eager to read her latest – a follow up to Conflicted Heart.  P.S. I Forgive You – A Broken Legacy  is Kaye’s most heart wrenching and intense book to date. Not surprising, considering the subject of this memoir.  It is D.G. Kaye’s and her siblings’ attempt of freeing themselves from the clutches of emotional neglect.

P.S. I Forgive You – A Broken Legacy is a testimony to the painful effects of her mother’s gambling addiction on her and her siblings. Anyone who has lived with an addict knows how destructive it can be, how much it creates guilt, resentment and a feeling of low self esteem.

P.S. I Forgive You  is heartbreaking to read but D.G. Kaye’s strength and ability to offer an honest examination of her experience is an inspiration to anyone who has found themselves with the difficult decision of turning away from a toxic relationship. Most importantly, in Kaye’s difficult journey to self love and acceptance she offers hope in her struggle to love a mother who was not able to provide the same for her children.

A tender, well written book.”

5 StarsThe power of forgiveness

on September 30, 2016

Format: Kindle Edition 

I purchased this book expecting a sequel to D. G Kaye’s Conflicted Hearts which I loved but P.S I Forgive You is a different book. You get the sense that this book is written by an author who has grown, both in her writing and the feelings she has shared with her readers.

When I finished reading P.S I Love you, I knew that I had enjoyed the book immensely but at the same time I felt bereft; very similar to what I had experienced when I had lost my own parents. Just a sad feeling. At first the feeling confused me and then I realized that Kaye’s writing was so genuine, so acute and so heartfelt that she had made me feel the confusion, the grief, the process and most importantly the peace, right a long with her! She writes straight up, with no pretensions and it is intensely personal so you want to stay with her until the very end.

Her childhood was was one that nobody would choose but at the same time there is no self pity in her words. Her story weaves you through the process of grieving for a mother that never allowed her to be a child and the absolute importance of forgiveness, both for her and her mother.

P.S I Forgive You is a daughter’s trials, tribulations, family coming together and the grief of forever partings but most of all it is about being ok with yourself and the power of peace that comes with the long road to forgiveness. I loved it!”

 

5 Stars Inspiring and moving 

By Molly Flanders on October 13, 2016

Format: Paperback
“A moving, touching and inspiring memoir about the author’s struggle and final resolve to forgive her narcistic mother. She describes with honesty the effect of this on her own life.
Wonderful, written with great wisdom and insight – and, most importantly of all, forgiveness.
A must read for anyone looking to make peace with their past and move forward.”

P.S. I Forgive You is Available on Amazon, in ebook and now paper!

44 thoughts on “3 New #Bookreviews on P.S. I Forgive You – #Memoir

  1. I am so proud of your kudos here, well deserved. You are the darling of every publisher (and author): a string of books with a reading audience that looks forward to more, which you are sure to deliver!

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    1. Wow Marian, I’m speechless. Thank you so much for YOUR kudos! The best part about writing is connecting with the reader and finding those first few positive reviews after the journey is so gratifying. 🙂 ❤

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  2. Wow! Such wonderful reviews! You are blessed dg that you could move your readers. It is so gratifying when we such lovely words about a story, which is difficult to share. Wishing you many more such reviews.

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  3. Wonderful reviews Deb, and how fantastic to know how much you connect with your readers, which is exactly what I expect when I read a memoir, and know I will find – and much more – in yours. I seriously can’t wait to read your books. Huge congratulations to you my dear friend 🙂 ❤ 🙂

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  4. Well done, Deb! I have my copy and look forward to the read when time permits 🙂 I plan to write reviews of your books soon as I have more than one on my tablet 😉 Great that your newest book is getting rave reviews!

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  5. Congratulations on your book! I purchased “P.S. – I Forgive You” via Amazon…Kindle last night (which I will post there as well). I have been reading for the past hour and a half. Very interesting, a must read for sure. Well, I just had to post again and add to my previous note here…..I couldn’t stop reading and continued to read for yet another two hours and it was heartfelt, mindboggling and sad. So sorry you had to go through so much in your lifetime Debby. Thanks for sharing and will look forward to more reading of your books in the future ❤

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    1. Hi Judy! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit me here and leaving me your lovely message. I’m thrilled to hear that you were engrossed with the book and couldn’t stop reading. A writer’s dream. 🙂 I’m sorry if you felt sad. Indeed it was a sad story but really freeing to write and it really helped me reach acceptance by writing it. I hope other readers can take something from it. ❤ 🙂

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  6. Wonderful reviews Debby and I can so relate how your emotional journey could affect the reader so much.. Knowing a little of such a childhood and adulthood.. Very impressive xxx Love to you my friend and well done xx

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  7. What beautiful, heartfelt reviews. I love it when readers go out of their way to really help out an author by writing thorough, comprehensive reviews. That’s so awesome, and I’m really psyched for you!!

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    1. Thank you Sarah. I think success has many definitions, but connecting with readers is the ultimate goal, so therefore I’m grateful to know that I’ve been successful at connecting. 🙂 ❤

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  8. Hi Debbie… I just bought your book… and I am looking forward to reading it (will do!)….Sounds wonderful. Congrats on the book and on top reviews by such “important” reviewers too!. 🙂 Love! Aquileana 😀

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    1. Thanks so much Aq. You have been one of my earliest supporters and I will never forget that! I am looking forward to hearing what you think after reading it. Warning: You may need Kleenex 😦 And thanks for your beautiful compliments. I feel blessed. 🙂 ❤ xoxo

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      1. I like to cry ?? I feel the same towards You. And have the same kind of memories, ? Thanks for being there (please stay!). I will post a review once I finish the book, too. Happy rest of your sunday, dear Debbie!, xo. Aquileana

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