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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Liv's Struggle by Dorris Jean



Liv's Struggle by Dorris Jean
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short (15 pages)
Heat: Sweet
Rating: 4 Books
Reviewed by Fennel

Liv married Sal after a short courtship. He made her feel like she had never felt before. Her own father had kicked her out, rejected her. Would Sal do the same or could Liv find a way to ask the question that haunted her? When the old dog has puppies in the midst of the storm, Liv finds the courage to grasp for the life she wants.

In this charming short story, Dorris Jean shares a day in Liv's life with her readers. We learn about Liv's fears, and dreams, and the impact her childhood has on her present circumstances.

The stormy weather outside mimics the motional storm raging within Liv. When her new husband's dog give birth to her pups, Liv wonders whether Sal will share her joy, or whether, like her father years before, her husband will reject her, when he discovers he'll soon become a dad.

I remember the story of the child, who said, when asked why she preferred books to television, "The pictures are better." In this story, Dorris presents some wonderfully clear 'pictures'. A delightful tale.

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