Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Sunrise from an Icy Heart by Claudette Alexander

Title:  Sunrise from an Icy Heart
Author:  Claudette Alexander
Published:  January 5/14 by Sabu Press
Length:  271pgs
Format:  ecopy
Genre:  memoir
Shelf:  review
Rating: ★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

Do you want to overcome betrayal, grief, and/or manage a chronic health condition, and find fulfilling love? SUNRISE FROM AN ICY HEART: A MEMOIR will take you on a discovery of the human need to find a special kind of love, raise loving sons and rise above the strangling odds that face immigrants.

Alexander chronicles her transformational journey into womanhood from age 22 to 59.

A story of survival and determination, from St. Lucia to Canada through a midst of rejections, abandonment and the power to smash through the fence of fear and fly.

A sensual, amusing, and fun read that will stimulate your senses, make you laugh, cry and learn some essential life lessons.

This book is intended for mature readers.

My Review:

Alexander invites you into her life, giving you an up-close and personal look at things. She paints the world in which she lives in a very vivid manner. It was easy to picture each aspect of her world. The breathtaking scenery combines with the intricate story in a well thought out manner. There were a few times when I found the author became a little too poetic for my liking. It was very, very well done, but just wasn’t for me.

I appreciated the way that Alexander introduces us to those important to her. I felt like I really got to know them individually & as a part of the whole.

This was a rather enjoyable read. I appreciated Alexander’s up-close and personal approach while painting a vivid picture, inviting us into her world.

1 comment:

  1. mmm, I'd been looking for a good memoir for a while and this sounds promising -- added to my Goodreads to-read! Thanks for recommending this!