Sunday Book Review – New Reviews for D.G. Kaye’s Books

Book reviews by D.G. Kaye


I’m a little behind in finishing reading a few books, so for today’s Sunday Book Review I thought I’d share a couple of new reviews that have come in for my own books.

Twenty Years: After "I Do" by D.G. Kaye

Available on Amazon

Twenty Years: After “I Do”

Guy Wheatley

January 21, 2018

Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase


Conflicted Hearts

on January 12, 2018
D.G. Kaye’s memoir is about her life as a little girl growing up without any love from her mother and the emotional pain that is still in the author’s heart and soul. The author, as a little girl, was practically a servant, doing the parenting of the other children. I was reminded as I read her story of another story, Cinderella, because that is exactly what this little girl endured. The author’s mother was a narcissus, self-serving, unstable, and dysfunctional individual with a gambling habit. It is also a story about a blended family with different religious beliefs and strongly held convictions from an older immigrant generation that caused an added level of distress, worry and fearfulness for her and her siblings.

As the author’s life story unfolds, one can see that not having a mother’s love can create a need to be loved at any cost. And, this is what happened to the author. She found herself in relationships that were unhealthy. Over the course of many years, the author realized she needed to value herself and not be a pawn in someone else’s life to be belittled, demeaned, and unloved. The author, of this heartfelt memoir, exposes what it is like to grow up in a very dysfunctional home life. D.G. Kaye writes with authenticity, insight, and emotional pain, that touched me deeply.

37 thoughts on “Sunday Book Review – New Reviews for D.G. Kaye’s Books

  1. Lovely reviews, Debby. The comment in the first review that “Reading it has made me feel like I’ve made a friend” is always how I feel after reading a really good memoir. ❤ It's a wonderful testament to your style and how your book touches readers.


  2. Wonderful reviews, Debby, which reminds me that I must write and post mine. I very much enjoyed reading your perspective on marriage, particularly to an older man. Quite a few of my aunts married men ten plus years older than them. A cousin married one twenty years older. It does require more thinking, as you said, but also said that love finds a way. Your book is a lovely personal account of twenty years together. It’s nice to see that you were both committed to making the relationship work. I’m not sure that’s so common any more, and even in the “old days”, many probably only remained together because there was no other way. Congratulations to you both, and I wish you many more happy years together.


    1. Thank you for all that Norah, and for sharing some of the relationships in your own family. I’m thrilled you read my book. And I do agree, I don’t think a lot of people are always up to the challenge of the struggles. A lot of people throw in the towel when the good times tend to stop rolling. That’s where building that foundation is crucial. I await your review. ❤


      1. It all boils down to that word – love – and commitment, doesn’t it? We need to realise that as love flows through our lives it may change in appearance, like a river, sometimes wide, sometimes narrow, sometimes turbulent, sometimes calm, sometimes swift, sometimes slow, but always there – go with the flow and enjoy the ride but be prepared for the bumpy bits – and hold onto each other tight. 🙂


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