Monday, June 9, 2014

The End of Always

 I do not remember how I found this book. Or who recommended it to me. But, 
 I liked it.  It, for the most part, pissed  me off. For lack of a better way to describe it. It takes place in the early 1900's when women are still considered men's property. It tells the story of a young girl, Marie, who wants to break out of the cycle of women who find themselves married to violent, controlling men. This story leads us through what choices she makes and how they affect her life. I am a sucker for everything working out right in the end, but this story doesn't end that way. Yet, I am happy with the ending. Unfortunately there are still many women in our present world that still suffer at the hands of these types of men. I don't understand it! I will never understand it!

The End of Always by Randi Davenport; her debut novel.

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  1. It is a violent cycle. We raise sons and daughters in violent, abusive households and then wonder why they grow up to be violent and abusive or find a relationship in which they are treated abusively. Very sad.

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  2. This does sound interesting. I'll have to remember the name and put it on a back burner as I have a couple books already lined up to read and I "swore" to myself no more getting of books (darn that tablet, its just so fun to read on it) until I read everything I've already downloaded.

    Thanks for the review. I do agree with what Wendy said; it definitely is a violent cycle; someone has to stop the abuse, but it is hard to when that is the only think one might know.

    betty

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    1. Oh my I have hundreds of books downloaded on my Nook. They have what is called Free Friday and if it sounds like I might be the tiny bit interested I download it. I need to go through it and clean some of them out...but I will always have a book to read this way.

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  3. Ooooh nice review. I need a book to read right now. I don't always mind not getting a happy ending...but then I hate it too.

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    1. In this case it wasn't an unhappy ending....just not the magic I wanted to happen

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  4. Thanks for the review. I'm not sure if I am up to a sad book right now. My health problems have gotten me kind of down so I'm mostly reading light hearted stuff or mysteries.
    How are you doing. I'm thinking of you and wishing you well.

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    1. I am doing okay Grammy...I take each day as it comes. Some are better than others. I escape through reading

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  5. It is a topic that I also get a bit short with. I always said that if anyone hit me once, they wouldn't get a second shot at it - no matter who they were. I now realize that some women's choices aren't so black and white. If a woman continues in that kind of relationship - some of the problem is hers as well. "It takes two ...." Thankfully I was never faced with making those difficult choices.

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    1. I agree with you. I don't care how bad the situation is; how little money I had; how many kids there were; I would NOT have stayed in a violent abusive marriage. I would have abused him right back. In fact there were aspects of this in my first marriage. I just don't understand why women let it happen

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