Wednesday, December 7, 2016

TLC Book Tours Book Review: Secrets Of Worry Dolls

About Secrets of Worry Dolls

  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing (December 1, 2016)
According to Mayan tradition, if you whisper your troubles to the Worry Dolls, they will do the worrying instead of you–therefore, it follows that Worry Dolls are the keepers of a great many secrets . . .
On the eve of the end of the world–according to the Mayan calendar–Mari Guarez Roselli’s secrets are being unraveled by her daughter, Lu.
Lu’s worry dolls are at-capacity as she tries to outrun the ghosts from her past–including loved ones stolen on 9/11–by traveling through her mother’s homeland of Guatemala, to discover the painful reasons behind her own dysfunctional childhood, and why she must trust in the magic of the legend.

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Review: If you are looking for a story that is a little bit different, Secrets of the Worry Dolls might just be the book you need to read.

I didn't know what to expect with this book, but it left me with a huge wow factor. It was really an emotional read.

The story opens with Lu at an airport and the plane she was going to get on has gone down. From there we find her as she makes her way home, where the plane has actually gone done, to find her mother is victim of the crash on the ground

I loved getting to know more about the Guatemalan culture and both points of view that this story came from. Mari's life is the one that leaves you with the most wow. She was a fairly young mother so at the time this story takes place she's really just into middle age, and yes so much has happened to her.

I also have to say I adore the worry dolls. (Being a consummate worrier) I felt such sadness for Mari, because she really felt she needed the worry dolls

There's a lot of tragedy in this book. A lot! You might be able to tell than from the first pages and the way the characters react from these events make this a book that's definitely worth reading.

Lu really grew a lot as the book went on. She was far from lovable when the story began, but as you reached the end, she was a strong woman with a sense of purpose. I think it came from understanding her mother's life more and visiting the country she came from.

I applauded her decision at the end of the book too. It was what I wanted for her as soon as this particular plot twist was revealed. (I don't want to say what it is, because it might spoil the story for you)

Its also a book that you really want to talk about with someone. 

I seldom have friends that read the same thing as I do, let alone enjoy the book.

So if you've read it, let me know if you loved it as much as I did.

Rating: 5 flowers


Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Books like this make me wish my book club was still functioning - this would be the perfect book to discuss!

Thanks for being a part of the tour.

DJ Sakata said...

I also read and enjoyed it, the writing was superb, I rated it as 5 also despite being no fan of angst ;)

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