I am currently at ease with myself and the way my life is at present.
That is a huge statement for me to share and also a very long time coming.
The past few years have been really tough. Life seemed to have totally gone off track. My life felt off kilter and to a point not my own. I suffered deeply with depression, had a crappy job, my relationship with my husband was at times very strained and I had become very insular and within myself. Life felt hard and I suffered greatly.
I got a new job, and for a few months I hated it. It didn't float my boat so to speak. I thought I could do better. I felt like I had taken a huge step backwards career wise, I was unhappy and felt broken. But I suddenly had an AHA moment. I realised that I could and should change my attitude towards it. I didn't want to look for a new job as it had taken a while to find this one and I hated filling in application forms and going to interviews. I didn't want to find a job where I would…
Josephine Cox is not an author I would normally pick, but I received the book as a present from my mother in law.
The main theme is about the consequences of domestic abuse. It tells the story of Adam, a young boy who had to bear things no little boy should ever see, and also the tale of Anne who was abused by her husband. Though the theme was about domestic abuse, it was wasn't graphic or gory which I was glad about. The tale weaved between Anne's story and Adams story which interlinked, and was a fairly easy read. I was slightly disappointed with the ending of the book and thought it hadn't fully ended the story of Anne and didn't even mention how she would have felt about finding out her husbands childs link to her best friend. I also found the aforementioned coincidence too far fetched.
Overall it was an OK book. Not my favourite book of all time, but very readable all the same. As the first book I have read of hers I don't know if this is the usual ty…