Saturday, May 24, 2014

Book Review: Rocks Through My Window by Jeannie Coco

Title: Rocks Through My Window

Author: Jeannie Coco

Genre: Woman’s Fiction

Publisher: Merrimack Media

Release Date: Dec 9 2013

Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print

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Purchase Links: Amazon | B&N

Blurb/Synopsis: Just when you think you’ve reached the finish line of parenting, it advances.

Gigi and Tony Ramadi thought they were done raising two children until their younger child flunked out of Yale. Denying his demons, their son, Mark, escapes to Europe only to find more. In a story permeated with heartache, a family’s soul is fragmented by a growing chasm between a father and son as a mother desperately struggles to hold everyone together. Can she save her son? Can she save herself from her own unresolved issues of control and find healing from within to save her marriage? Written from the heart and with deep passion, Rocks Through My Window brilliantly tells a piercingly relatable story of family polarization and forgiveness, inspiring hope.

FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from the author, editor, publisher, or Promo Host. This is my honest opinion about this book and I did not receive any monetary compensation for writing this review nor was I obligated to write a positive one.

My Rant: Rock through my window really took me for a surprise. This book had my mind going all over the place in thought. You watch GiGi come to term about the failures of her family and her marriage all the whiles she works herself in a frenzy about. But its like she self diagnosis her solution with the help of her friends. What wa tearing at me was the disconnect she felt she had with her children and you watch her struggle to connect but she hold back. I really wish the author would have opened up Mark’s and Tony’s story a little more because I felt like there where things left un said. I did enjoy this book. It makes you think of some of the hardened issues that go on in your own family and how sometimes we all stay quiet when we really should say and do something about. Watching GiGi transform and work through her issues showed she wanted to get her family on track but she needed a backbone to do it. The storyline touched me. Although I feel like the cover and the title don’t mesh together, I can see the authors vision of how perfect glass represents someone’s life until a rock ticks a way small pieces until it shatters. I have never read work from this author before but I would like to a follow-up to this story. 

My Recommendation: 

Overall this book had the elements of a good story and a psychological plot. I rated this book 3 1/2 out of 5 Purple Rant Hearts and I would recommend this book to anyone.

Born and raised in Boston’s south shore, Jeannie Coco has a life-long reputation of being an engaging storyteller, but it was her high-school sweetheart, now husband, Bob, who repetitively encouraged her to write. A graduate of Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island, her degree in Business is the antithesis of her current interest, inspirational writing. Jeannie lives for travel, kayaking adventures, golf tournaments, and great skiing on New England Mountains. She and her husband make their home in Plymouth, MA.
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