#BookReview – P.S. I Forgive You – A Broken Legacy by D.G. Kaye #Memoir #Narcissism | deborahjay

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I was pleasantly surprised to find that friend and author Deborah Jay had read my latest book, P.S. I Forgive You. But I was more touched by the heartfelt review she wrote for the book.


Deb’s review taught me that my story not only resonates with readers who have and are living similar situations with struggling to understand and forgive their loved ones, but also reminds more fortunate readers who haven’t been subjected to emotional abuse by a parent about how blessed they are to not have had to endure such relationships. Read Deb’s review below:



On the eve of my father’s funeral, I find myself writing my review of this memoir with a real sense of gratitude that I was lucky enough to have loving parents, and little dysfunctionality in my family. My father was raised in a rather Victorian household, (he was born in 1915), where children were seen but not heard, which made him always a quiet man, but no less loving for it, though he rarely expressed emotion.

Tomorrow I shall say goodbye to him in the knowledge that he lived a long and satisfied life, leaving no regrets at the end on any of our parts, unlike my poor friend Debby Gies (author D.G. Kaye), who suffered a traumatic childhood.

Thanks, Debby. Whilst I sorrow for your travails, you’ve gifted me with a great contrast to recognise at this sad time how fortunate I have been.

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P.S. I Forgive You: A Broken LegacyP.S. I Forgive You: A Broken Legacy by D.G. Kaye
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I found Kaye’s first book about her narcissistic mother a true eye-opener, an education about a condition I’d heard of, but never understood in all its desperately sad reality. I have since realised that I know someone with this condition, and it helps me to understand her often bizarre decisions and behaviour, rather than just being confused by them.

This sequel book, which also stands alone as an education of a different kind, is a raw and open story of how to deal with the guilt that comes from finally saying “I have had enough!” and sticking with that decision to the bitter end.

As a work of self-help, which is many respects it is, this book is a good guide to dealing with those relationships that just cannot be fixed, Continue Reading . . .






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  1. Brava, Debby! You sent out into the world a gift that keeps on giving. Lord knows we all need to practice the hard lessons of forgiveness.

    1. Thank you so much Marian. Indeed forgiveness is one of the hardest things for us to muster. They are hard lessons, but if we can find that place within us it becomes so freeing. 🙂 xx

  2. Your friend’s review is empathetic and sympathetic, and a great reminder to all readers that we learn about the struggles of others, and we gain appreciation for what we HAVEN’T had to endure, by reading the revealing honest work of others. Good job – to both of you!

    1. Thank you so much Pam. So true what you say. When I wrote this book I thought it would be helpful by sharing my journey to others who could relate with similar situations but I didn’t think about the fact that others who were blessed to not have to endure similar situations could enjoy it because it reminded them about how grateful they didn’t have endure. 🙂 xx

  3. A beautiful review, Debby. I left a note on Deborah’s site as well. I’m glad your book brought her some comfort. It’s a good feeling to know that your writing touches others so deeply. <3

    1. Thank you so much Diana, for reading and for your lovely comment. There is no greater feeling for a writer than to know her words have left an impression on a reader. <3

  4. It was a lovely review Debby and will put in the update tomorrow.. hugs xxx

    1. Aw, thanks so much Sal. <3 <3

  5. How exciting, Debby! I’m heading over to read the full review on the original post 🙂

    1. Oh duhhhhh me ~ I read it earlier in the week ~ I thought it was a review I hadn’t yet read. My apologies. STILL GREAT that your fan base is growing <3

      1. You’re so cute. You probably read it from somewhere I shared it when I saw Deb first post it. Lol, we read so much we sometimes don’t remember where or when. 🙂 <3

        1. Hehe I’m glad you’re chuckling with me, Debby. Yes, I’m sure I came across it elsewhere. Regardless, you’re doing great with your books and writing career. I admire you <3

          1. Aw, thanks so much my friend. <3 xx

    2. You’re such a doll! 🙂 <3 xx

  6. Congratulations, Debby, on this lovely review. I read it last night on my ipad but somehow couldn’t comment.

    1. Thanks so much Robbie. You are third person I’ve heard from that cannot comment from an Ipad. I wonder why. 🙂

  7. This is the kind of review that grabs my attention and moves me to buy a book. Kudos, Deb ♥

    1. Aw thanks sweet T. Good thing then you already have the book, lol. 🙂 🙂 xox

      1. Indeed, sweet cheeks ♥

        1. Hugs my very busy friend, lol. <3

  8. This is lovely. How wonderful that your book helped Deborah during this time in such an unexpected way. ❤️ Beautiful.

    1. Thanks so much Sarah. It’s so gratifying to know our words can touch our readers. <3

  9. A lovely review, Debby. I must make time to read it – soon!

    1. Thanks so much Norah. I look forward to hearing your review when you do, especially that you are so involved with childhood education. 🙂

  10. Wow what a time to read your boom, heartfelt condolences to Deborah, my rhoughts are with her. But what a review of your book. Could you get any grater praise ?

    1. It’s always such an uplifting feeling to find our words have helped someone else. <3 Thanks Sach :) xxx

  11. A fabulous review, Debby! I’m really looking forward to reading your story. An inspiring journey, indeed. ❤️

    1. Thank you Natalie <3

      1. You’re very welcome, Debby! 🙂

  12. How wonderful, Debby!!! I have heard before (and I am in the same circle) that writers are happy when they can affect at least one person with their stories/books. It is just so awesome that you are affecting many people and in an intense way as well – kudos for all these positive reviews.

    1. Thanks so much Liesbet. It’s so rewarding, as you will find out one day soon. 🙂 xx

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