Recent Reviews for Jeanine Collins Malarsky
Black Raspberries (Book) - 4/30/2008 10:27:51 AM|
BLACK RASPBERRIES grabbed my attention. As a victim of a horrible
childhood, this story resonated in my heart. It also provided insight into the unbreakable spirit of a child that could not be crushed by lack of love, nor the twists of fate. I recommend it to parents, men and women of all ages.
Black Raspberries (Book) - 4/14/2008 5:19:12 PM
Black Raspberries is a great story about a young girl's strength somehow overcoming a terribly dysfunctional family - a family that was at its best when absent. The excellent writing and vivid imagery of farm life across the country and religion misinterpreted for the worse also make it a great read.
It was heartbreaking and enlightening to watch this broken world through the eyes of someone who couldn't yet understand what was happening around her. As an adult who knows better, I rooted for her and loved seeing how she survived - even thrived in the end.
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to see how a young child with only her own skills and strength escapes the world of poverty, mental illness, and distorted religion she was born into. It's a lesson about resilience and survival.
I Cry (Article) - 3/22/2008 12:49:21 PM
Excellent soul-stirring write.
Confused (Poetry) - 4/21/2009 3:42:19 PM
Have you been reading my mind, lately? So much to do, so little time, the thoughts and ideas get crowded into a space too small and come out in jumbled rhyme. lol, furry birds with paws sounds about like it. I love it.
Winter Morning (Poetry) - 4/21/2009 3:39:42 PM
I am so glad I discovered you "den," Jeanine. I'd love to read more of your poetry.
Truth (Poetry) - 4/21/2009 3:38:46 PM
This poem holds a powerful truth. Well said.
Truth (Poetry) - 3/22/2008 10:34:50 PM
...well written wisdom...and a sense of honesty...tell the truth in your words.