Tuesday, September 2, 2014
5 Star REVIEW~~"UNEXPECTED GIFTS"~Author SARAH MALLERY
"A COLORFUL PORTRAIT OF THE PAST, THE PRESENT, AND THE FUTURE!"
A young woman, who attends college becomes more-and-more confused as she continues to make decisions, while repeating the cycle of dating Mr. Wrong, and finding herself on the helpless road that leads her to no-where. In her desperate search to find herself, she winds up finding much more than she ever dreamed of, when she began reading diaries and journals from her ancestors.
The more Sonia read, the more she began to understand how hardship and uneasy times affect not only those who lived through them, but the next generation who deeply felt the results from those who survived.
Master storyteller S.R. Mallery creates a colorful portrait of the past as she takes the reader through an incredible time-machine from one generation to the next, while we witness unforgettable, historical events that come to life, along with unique characters. The treasure that Sonia found, a discovery of her roots, was the golden key that unlocked the secret door that helped to shape her own life, through the experiences and lessons learned from her ancestors.
The author has a remarkable gift. The ability not only to bring rich, historical events to life, but also the ability to perfectly blend different generations, showing how they all connect. As I read through the intriguing and bittersweet pages, the heartfelt stories within the pages of this book not only brought me back to my generation as a Baby-Boomer, but also to the flashbacks down memory lane of my own father's stories about his Purple Heart and his touching stories about Pearl Harbor, and survival from turmoil during his generation. This book will be thought-provoking, long after we close it. "UNEXPECTED GIFTS" is as captivating as Forest Gump, as compelling as We Were Soldiers, and as impressive as Saving Private Ryan. Highly recommended to all those who enjoy historical fiction.