Sunday, December 15, 2013

Book Review: A Forest of Doors

An Orphan's Quest:  A young child, orphaned by addiction and isolated from her
siblings, dreams of reuniting her family after decades of seperation.  She begins
a quest and gains more than she ever dreamed possible along the way.
A Forest of Doors is a powerful true story of loss, love, spirituality, coping
and redemption.

My Review:  A Forest of Doors is a riveting book about life gone wrong, 
and finding redemption.  This is a quick, quiet read - no bells and whistles
but the message is loud and clear at the same time.
This book deals with profound loss of a family unit, 
being placed in an orphanage and seperated from siblings.
Reading it doesn't take long  - it's a short, fast read - but
it hits home and stings greatly at the very ideal that this 
is not just one woman's journey, but the reality for many.

Lynann and her family lived the life of military children, 
a father who 'ran away' a lot and a mother who drank.
Often leaving them alone for long periods of time
and having to fend for themselves.
It's a book that touches on subjects of abandonment,
loss, seperation and fear, pain and confusion on the greatest level for children.  I'm sure writing this book was both extremely painful
and cathartic at the same time.
This book will hurt your heart and make you yearn for turning
back the clock to reach out a helping hand.

AA, Al-anon, Ala-teen groups could benefit from this
biographical self discovery journey.
4/5 stars for this gem of a self-help book!

~Kelly Santi

Disclaimer:  A copy of this book was provided to me (to review and give my honest opinion) by The B&B Media Group.  The opinion expressed above is my own.

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