Summer Secrets – my GoodReads.com rating: 4 of 5 stars
Jane Green has written with great insight about a sensitive subject and weaved it in such a way that she exposes the genetic origins of Catherine’s disposition to her addictive behaviour. I like the way that she leads us into thinking quite early in the story, that just maybe her father is not her biological father as they are such polar opposites. Jane Green portrays Catherine’s journey through every cycle of her addiction, while describing the consequences of her actions.
My debut novel Alice
My debut novel ‘Alice’ shares a few similarities to ‘Summer Secrets’ by the author Jane Green. The protagonist of my novel becomes an alcoholic. ‘Alice‘ is at times, a gritty but realistic story of a woman who finds herself in desperate straits. The story tackles alcoholism head-on, and presents the reader with an empathetic account of a spiralling addiction and the resulting pattern of hopelessness that many fall into. My novel follows the protagonist Alice, mother of two and step mother to four, from when life’s problems first begin to scratch away at her self-esteem and follow her in her gradual, but steady, decline. ‘Alice‘ addresses the seriousness of addiction and shows us the importance of love and support for an addict with astounding accuracy.
My debut novel ‘Alice’ will be published on 31st January 2017
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