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Book reviews by D.G. Kaye

 

Surprise! Today’s book reviews are not by me, rather there are three new reviews I’m thrilled to share here for my own books. I thought it was an appropriate place to fill in my Sunday reviews because I haven’t yet finished my latest read so I’m sharing these new ones I recently received for my books. Hey, they’re reviews right?

 

Twenty Years by D.G. Kaye

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on May 20, 2018

Twenty Years: After “I Do” by D.G. Kaye highlights the fact that love can conquer all…only if you understand what is real love. Love is not just passion for each other, laughing or going out together. It is also listening intently, it is being emotionally present in those conversations, it is cleaning the mess of your partner who may get sick just after you marry her. Kaye has shared her personal story of marrying Gordon, who is twenty years older than her but age didn’t deter her from her decision of marrying a man whom she loved. Despite the challenges, love strengthened their relationship in the face of storms of life, taking care of each other in all situations.

This book may be based on the personal experiences of Kaye but it makes an in-depth analysis of marriage, which is not just a commitment that brings blissful joy in the lives of a couple while they are healthy and energetic but also demands care, unconditional love, respect and trust that the partner has to give spontaneously.
In a successful marriage, romantic love morphs into a loving and eternal relationship if we understand that forbearance and patience are as essential as passion and sex. A spouse who can’t pick up your luggage from the carousel or who needs a wheel chair at the airport to board a flight just after 20 years of marriage just needs your smile and support.

Conflicts are natural in a marriage but Kaye illustrates with real situations how she copes with them, giving a message that one has to devise one’s own ways to resolve them. Any married person can feel the connect with the thoughts of D.G. but if you are at the threshold of this new phase of life, you could collect some pearls of wisdom from the experiences that she shares in this book. The last two chapters of the book are heart-wrenching and left me wondering how could mortality be discussed in so many words. Kudos to Kaye for her bravery!

 

Colleen M. Chesebro rated it it was amazing.

Have Bags, Will Travel is a humorous memoir written by the transcendent shopper and traveler, Canadian author, D.G. Kaye. Be prepared for hilarity as she relates her travails with customs agents and international flights, while she bemoans the capacity limits of her baggage.

Her love of shopping is a recurring theme in her writing resulting in some of the funniest pieces in the book. Imagine you and your best friend traipsing all over Paris, literally wearing holes in the soles of your shoes while looking for the best deals. A great excuse to buy more shoes, right? Classic D.G. Kaye!

The author shares her adventures in much the same way she would if you were her best friend laughing over a glass of wine. Her voice is genuine, drawing the reader into her escapades. Numerous times, I found myself wishing that I had been on some of these trips with the author… if you could stand all the laughter.

Preparing for a trip? Include this book in your carry on baggage. You’ll be glad you did!

MY RATING:
Character Believability: 5
Flow and Pace: 5
Reader Engagement: 5
Reader Enrichment: 5
Reader Enjoyment: 5
Overall Rate: 5 out of 5 STARS

 

P.S. I Forgive You - D.G. Kaye

 

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on May 13, 2018
The author’s honest account of her relationship with her mother is a deeply emotional read. The unresolved longing of being loved by the person who, by nature, is the most capable of it.
A thought itself of such a mother D.G. Kaye was unfortunate to have is disturbing. Yet I can’t help but express my sadness about her mother’s plight while she, herself, was a victim of the unloving family.
The scene where the mother wanted to console her daughter at the news of her (daughter’s) upcoming heart surgery and was denied by her broke my heart.
I think the book will appeal to the broad readership – who suffered in a dysfunctional family may find inspiration in the D.G. Kaye’s story, who grew up in a loving family may appreciate it even deeper.
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  1. What a lovely week for reviews Debby and all well deserved… hugs ♥

    1. Thank you so much Sal <3

  2. Nice reviews. What a great way to start a week.

    1. Thank you Jacqui. 🙂

  3. Well done, Debby!

    1. Thanks so much Stevie 🙂

  4. Great reviews, Debby! Congratulations!

    1. Thank you Olga <3

  5. Awesome reviews, Debby. Great share!

    1. Thanks so much Diana. 🙂 x

  6. Thanks for the share Deb, I enjoyed your book.

    1. Thank you again Balroop, for reading and reviewing. I’m delighted! 🙂 x

  7. What a loving, supportive feel these give. Well deserved my lovely. xXx <3

    1. Thank you my lovely Jane. <3 xoxo

  8. Great reviews, once again, Debby! Well-deserved. 🙂 (My review of Have Bags, Will Travel ends almost the *exact* same way as Colleen’s. I guess it’s a fun read while on a plane or in a hotel room–or both!) Have a lovely week.

    (Fingers crossed this comment shows up. Been hit or miss with them.)

    1. Thanks Sarah. Yes, I got your comment, lol. And it’s funny, many reviewers said they read on a plane. I hope I opened their awareness to the germ factors, LOL 🙂 <3

  9. Wonderful; congratulations on the well-deserved reviews! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much my friend. 🙂

  10. Congratulations, Debby, three wonderful reviews.

    1. Thanks so much Robbie 🙂

  11. I’m thrilled for you, girlfriend! Good reviews make an author’s world go ’round 🙂 ❤️

    1. Thanks so much T. Yes, isn’t it amazing how one good review can make our day! 🙂 <3

  12. Fabulous, Debby!

    1. Hi Noelle. Thanks so much! 🙂

  13. If you could see me now, you’d know that I’ve got pom-poms out and am waving them like mad! Smiling too 😉 Well done!

    1. You are an absolute doll! <3 Thank you. :) xxx

  14. How wonderful to get these great reviews! Well done my friend.

    1. Thank you so much Darlene. I don’t need to tell you how good it feels. 🙂 x

  15. Wonderful reviews, Debbie. Three is a hat trick. Congratulations!

    1. Thanks Jennie. I suppose it is – all 3 in one week! 🙂 x

  16. Wonderful reviews, Debby! Congrats!

    1. Thank you so much Julie! 🙂

  17. Congratulations on such wonderful reviews, Debby. I’ve read the first two. Now just the third to go. (And a few more, of course. :))

    1. You are lovely Norah. 🙂 x

  18. Congrats on two more positive reviews, Debby. Way to go! And, a beautiful way to fill your Sunday reviews feature!

    1. Thanks so much my lovely friend. 🙂 x

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