I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Laying Down My Burdens by Brenda L. Thomas
Pages: 240 pages
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Essence best-selling author Brenda L. Thomas presents a departure from fiction as she ventures into the difficult reality of her own past. Laying Down My Burdens is a gritty and deeply moving depiction of the author's struggle with domestic violence and its threats to her self-esteem. Laying Down My Burdens tells a frighteningly familiar tale that takes a positive turn as Thomas overcomes a number of obstacles to become an independent, successful woman.
Essence best-selling author Brenda L. Thomas takes her first Literary step away from the world of Fiction into Non-Fiction with her book, “Laying Down My Burdens a Memoir.” Ms. Thomas reveals to us her personal experience with domestic violence, substance abuse, and low self-esteem, and the ways in which each of these experiences carved her life path.
I found this book to be challenging due to the explicit details which brings the Reader directly into the emotional and physical impact of each word. Also, there were instances where I found it difficult to follow exactly what was occurring at a specific time, and believe that the Author would have benefited from a little more developmental editing.
Overall, I salute Ms. Thomas for the strength and courage to give us this insight into an extremely painful season in her life and know without a doubt that by doing so, she is opening a door for so many others who are suffering silently.
Reviewed by: Jamesina
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