A Journey Of Discovery
Red Cabbage Blue by Annie Try is a powerful
contemporary tale about discovery – just exactly what makes us who we are. It
is part of the Dr Mike Lewis series but can be read as a stand-alone.
The novel is told from two points of view –
psychologist Dr Mike Lewis and his patient Adelle. The reader becomes
intimately acquainted with both. Interestingly they are both dealing with
similar issues but in very different ways.
Our pasts shape us whether we consciously
realise it or not. Some things in our past are buried so deeply that we do not
even realise they are there. We do not realise the significance of why we do
what we do.
Sunshine And Rainbows
Out Of Silence by Annie Try is a contemporary Christian novel about trauma, loss and new beginnings. It was incredibly powerful and heartfelt. The tensions and emotions really played on my mind.
Loss and grief can take over a person. “All our prayers and yearnings didn’t halt leukaemia’s destruction.” This is such a powerful statement encompassing loss, anger and despair. Loss never goes away, you just learn how to cope.
With loss comes all sorts of feelings including guilt. “I can’t forgive myself for telling him a lie. We had to believe he would recover.” We all need hope to get up in the mornings. Sometimes the person who needs the most hope is the one trying to give hope to others.
Whom To Trust?
Trying To Fly by Annie Try is a contemporary murder mystery and one that had me hooked from the start. Written in the first person, I was immediately drawn into the action. I spent the book participating in the story rather than just reading it.
Childhood traumas can persist into adulthood and rob a person of their well being. Trying To Fly explores the effects that one day in the life of a six year old have on an adult fifty years later. Parents who dismiss what was seen, merely exacerbate the problem in contrast with parents who take the time to listen.