Monday, August 8, 2011
5 Star REVIEW~~"THE LAST CHILD" Author VALERIE CRADER
"AN EMOTIONAL TORNADO OF STRUGGLE AND TRAUMA ON A LONG JOURNEY TO SURVIVAL!"
The smell of freedom filled the air as many Italians made the crucial decision to immigrate to America. Some immigrants made it safely, many others died from starvation, or disease. Those who survived the long journey, then became U.S. citizens, and were forced to face hardship within their new world. The historic events that took place from one generation to another included war, economic depression, and suffering. Katherine always remembered the hardship her family endured when she was little, the broken dreams, then disappointment in the golden land of opportunity. What she didn't realize was the grim prediction of her future including failed marriage, loss of loved ones, and alcoholism. Then the day came when whiskey was consumed to erase the pain of loneliness and grieving. What happened to Carol, and Carl? Why did John leave Katherine? What devastating news did Katherine find out when she visited John's apartment? Did Katherine ever file for divorce from John, did she face jail time for bigamy, and were her four children abandoned for four months? Was Redmond faithful to Katherine? I highly recommend this book to all those who enjoy thrilling stories relating to war and the harsh reality of living through it, combined with intense drama. Valerie Crader created a remarkable Masterpiece, based on Italian Immigrants, war, love and loss. The author describes the harsh reality of hardship as the characters come to life, and a starvation for love and affection on a dark journey through survival, made for the movie screen. A young child endures years of neglect, abuse, and heartache as she searches desperately for love. Unlike her brothers and sisters, instead of reaching for hatred and resentment, she finds courage and faith in her battle for peace. One confused little girl is driven from state-to-state, from home-to-home, while under heartbreaking situations. Yet, the same little girl finds forgiveness in her heart, and the strength to move forward. "THE LAST CHILD" is as emotional as Steven Spielberg's THE COLOR PURPLE, as dramatic as MOMMIE DEAREST, and as haunting as SYBIL.