From the Bookshelf: Two Memoirs by Cynthia Reyes

How fascinating for me to read a perspective on my books from a reader who is also a therapist! From what I know about many of my fellow-bloggers, I think you’ll find it interesting too. My thanks to Oscar.


p1050942We have several rocking chairs in our cabin.  In each of our great-rooms, you can find a place to sit and rock while relaxing.  When reading two memoirs by Cynthia Reyes, A Good Home and An Honest House, I envision Cynthia and her husband, Hamlin, sitting in two of those rocking chairs, sharing their stories.  Cynthia’s recollections of her life are delightful, humble and humbling, and inspiring.

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52 responses to “From the Bookshelf: Two Memoirs by Cynthia Reyes

  1. Laurie Graves

    Yes, indeed. Now I need to read “A Good Home” so that I can get more stories of Jamaica 😉

  2. Hamlin Grange

    this is so good! wow!



  3. Interesting perspectives on your books. Kudos again Cynthia. You seem to keep collecting good reviews and friends with your books and journey. 🙂

  4. This is a wonderful review of your books from a different perspective, Cynthia. Healing is indeed a cycle, and you are an inspiring healer for others!

  5. Hi Cynthia, I enjoyed that and yes an interesting perspective and great review, your truthful determination to make the very best of what life throws at us is inspiring.

  6. Such a nice review. Hopefully your book will help others.

  7. Cynthia, as you know, I’ve read both these memoirs, and refer to them in my workshop on memoir writing. In fact (not alternative), I was still writing The Gift of Memoir when I read A Good Home and seized several quotes to illustrate various points. So important to talk or write about the things we need to heal from. So, I’m pleased to see a therapist is recommending your books.

  8. Wonderful reviews, Cynthia…congratulations!

  9. What an excellent double review and such an interesting one too. There was so much that Oscar said, that once he said it, it seemed obvious, though I hadn’t made the connection before! The different stages of recovery for example. The fact that our character, history and circumstances will affect the way we recover and the speed with which we recover.
    I can imagine that your books are such a comfort and really useful tools for anyone who is suffering and starting out on the road to recovery. I found them unputdownable.

  10. Interesting perspective from a professional. Although I am not surprised to read yet another good review of your writing.

    Am doing an edit of a short at the mo, but if you still want to send me yours over, I should be able to fit it in when I need a break. Hope all is well over there. Cold here. We had to buy a duvet! But I’ll be wearing shorts when I go down the town laters.

  11. Beautiful response. Rejoicing with you, Cynthia.

  12. I saw this on Oscar’s blog! I like that he comes to your work from a perspective of his own expertise–it gives a different view!

  13. It good to know the many ways your writing can reach and help people.

  14. Kev

    I still have yet to read, A Good Home, but I will get to it eventually, Cynthia. 🙂

  15. What an excellent review Cynthia and very well deserved.

  16. What a wonderful double-header Cynthia. Congratulations. 🙂

  17. For the first 10 days’ statistics, 116 views of the review, and as you can tell a number of folks motivated to pick up your memoir, or the one they had not read yet. Most occured in the first three days (my theory is that blogs have a 3-day life), though another flurry started a couple of days ago. Some of those views may be folks who came by more than once. I am not studied enough to figure out how to find that on WordPress Stat’s… but I spend little time there: low vanity tolerance and too busy composing my next post or reading future books to review. No, actually outside in the garden…

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