The Unhappy Wife by @kegarland- My First Book Review


When I first glanced at the book, The Unhappy Wife by author KE Garland who is a dear friend and blogger, I was excited and anxious. I’m not married and never was, though it taught me to put myself first, and to not confused abuse of any kind as love.

As I stared at the electronic book in my hands, I couldn’t wait to swiped the pages to began reading. The stories are based on real women’s true stories about their experiences on marriage. 

This is my first time doing a book review or any kind of review here, so I may reflect back to a certain time in my life and/or a woman  I once knew from church who had gone through a similar situation as the women in this book. I won’t give much away; you have to go and read it for yourself if you haven’t done so yet.

 There was this one story that took me back to a time witnessing the women of the church who would so-called “put” two people together in the name of Christ. I’m from and still is in the South and we rolled like that. Well, except me; I rolled my own way. Lol. It was difficult getting through that time then.

Back to the story, I frowned because of this Mrs. C woman telling the female, Jasmyne what she should do despite what were clearly going on like she haven’t a clue. Jasmyne clearly didn’t want to marry the guy, and it appeared she was pressured into doing so. The guy was a definite loser and took full advantage of a good woman.

She married him anyway in spite of the signs and red flags being present in front of her. When she felt like she couldn’t take anymore of his frigging crap, she did something that gave me hope; she made the choice to get a divorce. Way to go, girl!

Gina’s story makes me not want to get marry, if I ever had the thought in the first place, but there are men out there who will prey on you before and after the nuptials. There’s no way I could go through not being around my family for a guy… again.

My own family and I aren’t close anyway, and  I really don’t like being told what I can and can’t do particularly by a man, and I was NEVER married. Gina even had to choose between the man and her dog! Oh! My heart is with her and the rest of the women. I won’t indulge more.

I recommend this book to anyone, whether you’re single, engaged, or married. It doesn’t even matter what your race, gender, sexual orientation or religion is either; The Unhappy Wife is worth the read. 

These women found strength, courage, and the ability to find happiness within themselves as for in their lives. You can even be in a relationship, and what the women gone through is happening or has happened to you.

Love, your life, your happiness and marriage are nothing to toy with, and people must know what they are getting into no matter what your statuses are.

I’ve enjoyed reading this book along with some tears, nails biting and emotions that overwhelmed me, but taught me to love myself first. To know what I want out of life and to be honest to the fact. It’s a great deal to me.

Many thanks to Kathy and the women for sharing with us. 🙏

Dr. KE Garland

You can find Dr. Kathy at her blog by clicking here.

Twitter:@kegarland

You can order The Unhappy Wife by visiting her site: https://kegarland.com

Be Strong…You’re Gonna Need To


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For every dollar I’ve heard that, I would have thousands of dollars. Lol. I never had any guts coming up and often got picked on. Or cry when someone put me down about something. Or get scared to move forward based on what someone said. Until my late father once told me, “Pamela, stop all that d–n crying! Everybody’s not going to like you or like what you do.” “You have to make the best out of a situation with what you have.”The other day I was on Goodreads where I signed up years ago to begin my writing career, which went kaput by the way at one point, but it’s cool now. Yet, at the same time whenever I read a book or check the Goodreads site for a book out there to read, I’ll ease on down to the reviews. Some were good and most were shocking.

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It’s like the reader hated the story like it was based on their own life and it was traumatic. They left mean reviews but everyone is entitles to their own opinion. I know that now and at that time it had discouraged me from writing. Well, from putting my book out there. (And would you believe it when I posted on my blog about what my book was about, someone hounded me very badly for a few days on because my main characters are similar to people she knew. I had to blocked her.)

Long story short, the book written, edited (my own), emotions all over the place with my characters stressing with each other and fussing with me, and ready to find a professional editor, I took a glance at the reviews again the other day.

I’m doing a reading challenge on reading 50 or more books this year for Goodreads. So there I was, searching for a recommended book, typed in my fave author’s name and after reading the excerpt, I saw a review(the first one) and the reader blasted on the author. She did not like the book to its finest. Then after her, everyone followed suit with more bad reviews. She also was actually giving writers advice on how and what to write. A whole screen worth of her rants. I was like “dang, for real?”

My thing is you’ll have your days where you’re sitting back sipping merlot and some days you will stare at the screen hoping your next book will be a success.

Can’t give up though. I just want to share this tidbit of information to not let reviews about your book get you down. Get that book out there. Someone wants to read it. Take care.