Review: CHASING STARDUST by Laurel-Rain Snow

Shellie from Layers of Thought recently reviewed Chasing Stardust by Laurel-Rain Snow for the Vietnam War Reading Challenge.  Here’s a little of what she had to say:

Some significant themes within the novel are – contrary to our internalized myths about motherhood, at times and even with a woman’s best efforts, bonding with one’s child is not a possibility; the love of a woman’s life is not necessarily a romantic love, but can be the love of a child; issues related to drug and alcohol abuse; the US legal system and its methodology for placing children from neglected and abusive homes.

My recommendation for the reader is to be aware that the first part of the novel moves along with Merrilee with her ups and downs just a bit slowly – as readers we are sometimes accustomed to the “drama and trauma” contained in the very beginning of books. It is, however, important for understanding this character. The story significantly picks up about a third of the way through and becomes heart wrenching and insightful where the consequences of the main character’s choices are made clear.

Read the complete review here.

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  1. Thanks for featuring my book Chasing Stardust in your challenge! Shellie’s review is very insightful and spotlights the issues and themes very well.

  2. […] at War Through the Generations, there’s a challenge going on; and today, Shellie Nunn’s review (Layers of Thought) is […]

  3. You’re very welcome!

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