WELL-WATERED (From tepid tears to raining grace)


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A self-help book that is unimaginative and fails to inspire readers to move on.

The bond between a mother and her child is a powerful one. This relationship can potentially affect the course of both their lives and those of the people around them. Writer Emlynn Francis combines stories of her childhood and advice on moving on from grief in her new book, WELL-WATERED (From tepid tears to raining grace).

Using examples from her own life, Francis talks about the power of loss and the hold it can have on our psyche. This grief can be especially difficult when it comes to our parents. A good parent does more than complete the lowest level listed in Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. They support us, they love us and encourage us to grow into fully functioning adults. When they are gone, the emotional and psychological hole that they represented in life is one that will never be filled.

The problem I have with this book is that I found her advice to be empty, hollow, and uninspiring. This book should have been the figurative light under the ass to push her readers to move beyond their grief and whatever else is holding them back. But I felt nothing. Which is a shame because this book could have been so much more than it is.

Do I recommend it? No.

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About the author

Emlynn is from St. Lucia, W.I. She is a high school teacher of Modern Languages. She adores nature, traveling & motivational speaking. She studied Spanish, French & International Relations, at the UWI, Mona Campus. She is interested in human experiences and is elated about her first book. view profile

Published on June 22, 2021

20000 words

Genre: Inspirational

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