The Nesting Dolls ~ Cynthia Rogers Parks

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Sometimes I have a trying time with the first sentence of a book review. It happens with books that mirror feelings of mine or with books that imitate life, my life. This tender one does. I must write deservedly. I was emotional at the end of this novel, a novel of unfolding years with distinct female voices, each of them mothers, every one of them beautiful and interesting in their own generational way. Yes, the words on these pages are like a nesting doll, one doll, or life, opening up and unfolding, then graciously handing you another, albeit a smaller doll and I’d like to think a little intricately wiser life than the one before it. This handcrafted Matryoshka doll hopeful symbolism buried deep inside me, then relinquished quiet tears for the love of my mother. These pages whisper the reality of how one life delicately affects deeply the life it bears. Give this book time to open up and unfold for you. I am in love with the last tiny sassy nesting doll Emily. At least I believe she is the last one. I shall not spoil anything for you. Emily is Cynthia Rogers Parks’ rewarding gift to us. Emily’s spirit, personality, and words flowed perfectly within my mind; we are alike in many ways; her voice resembles my writing soul. Ultimately in the end, you will take away from this book the power of honesty, that truth sometimes takes a little time to be told, understood, and accepted. You will be reminded of the beauty of hope, the meaningful presence of life’s little gifts, and that no matter where we come from or where we’re going, bring love along. Love conquers all. We all need it. We all deserve it. Write love down. Share your soul. Accept love’s pain when needed. Embrace love, hold it in the cup of your hand and never, ever let it go. 5/5 stars ~ k

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