Monday, March 29, 2010
Lucille became an unwed mother at the age of eighteen in 1972. She met and married Phillip Harrison two years later. He raised Shaquille as his own and they had three more children together. My heart broke along with hers when she retold an incident of Phil verbally berating her one day. Phil did a head count when he came home from work and the youngest was missing. She had snuck out the door while Lucille was trying to prepare dinner. She was found a short time later, but unfortunately, I believe that instance was the beginning of the end of their 28 year marriage.
In all, I enjoyed this book. It was a fast, easy read and it held my attention. It was written in dialog as if you were sitting next to Lucille listening to her telling her story personally. It was interesting enough that I wanted to know more. I wanted to hear some “words of wisdom” spoken to her by her grandparents. I wanted some actual dialog between her and her children, husband, and parents. I think Lucille will write a second book because I feel she has so much more to share!
As a side note: I found a typo on page 137.
It reads: "For those of who you haven’t experienced this, there’s nothing more numbing than your first child leaving home for college.”
It should read: " For those of you who haven’t experienced this, there’s nothing more numbing than your first child leaving home for college."
I like to proof-read, I read every word, and I could use a little side income! *wink, wink*
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