Valencia and Valentine) [Pdf Read] Ï Suzy Krause
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personally have ocd and therefore can t attest have OCD and therefore can t attest the representation I do have some medical and experiential knowledge and think that the author did an amazing job at portraying a character with OCD and the severe impact it can have on someone It really made me emotional for this character and all of the struggles that she had especially when ou realize a major plot point down the line no spoilers here Also as the author did an amazing job at capturing OCD I do want to mention that this novel could unintentionally be triggering It s a catch 22 because I think this novel is very important and could be helpful for those with OCD but at the same time it could be a trigger Know that before going into this novelIt s hard to review this novel because it s one of those that could be easily spoiled so I will tread carefully I really enjoyed the two different character perspectives that this story was told from Technically there is three perspectives if Anna s is being counted but she only had a few chapters to herself But all of these perspectives really built up the story and allowed for me to become and invested in these characters As well there is such a vast age difference between the two perspectives from one being in their mid thirties to the other approaching their nineties capturing a lifetime from one being in their mid thirties to the other approaching their nineties capturing a lifetime struggles between both of them This was a uick and relatively short read but I found myself having difficulty putting this book down It had me laughing and then had me on the brink of tears I read it in less than a day and when that happens the book is generally a really good one Even though I liked the whole of this novel I think what really brought it to another level was the last uarter or third of the story The explanation made this story so much powerful and so much emotional I will be thinking about these characters and that ending for uite some time Thank ou to the publisher for supplying me with a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review But I guess if being scared of something stopped ou from doing it ou d miss out on everything Buy This Book Series No Genre Fiction POV Third person alternating Cliffhanger No Content Warnings Discussions of OCD Anxiety Depression Being buried deep in thoughts of someone with OCD can be triggering Read if ou are looking for something uirky with a nice writing styleI unfortunately have read unsatisfied reviews on this novel from GR friends I still dove in and gave this once a chanceI am grateful that I did Beauty is on a different plane than happy and sad or easy and hard I m sure ou know that A song can be sad and beautiful at the same time Life too Valencia and Valentine is a read that I definitely enjoyed mainly because of the way it was written I was captivated by the writing style The prose and the metaphors got me and hit me when and where I neededThis book tackles mental health concerns and like I said if ou are someone who has triggers especially on death dying and things around it this book might not be for ouSome people raised concerns about the wrong comparison of this book with Eleanor Oliphant I cannot comment on that though because I have not read the other oneWhat I can say is that I enjoyed my entire reading experience even though the plot twist was uite easy to guessKudos to the author I am looking forward for of her works Meanwhile my soul was having an adventure it didn t matter in the least who was sitting across the table from me The point was not who was there the point was that someone was The most important thing was that I was THE CRITERIA Blurb Heroine Heroine 2 Support Characters Writing Style Character Development Romance Pacing Ending Unputdownability Book Cover FINAL VERDICT 4095 Much thanks to NetGalley and Lake Uniom Publishing for this complimentary copy This review is voluntary and opinions are fully my own Review also appears on my blog. Rals So she’s thrilled when the new cleaning girl provides a listening ear for her life’s story a tale of storybook love and incredible adventures around the world with her husband before his mysterious and sudden disappearanceThe stories of Valencia and Mrs Valentine may at first appear to have nothing in commonbut then again nothing in life is as straightforward as it seems. These kinds of books for a long time as evidenced by the fact that so many have come out in the past couple of ears With the amount of time it takes to write and sell a book The Guitar Style of Jerry Reed years andears it s obvious that the trend doesn t lie in the writing the trend is in the publication and readership And I say GREAT Thanks again for reading I see that a lot of readers were annoyed by Valencia s mental illness in this book As someone with OCD and anxiety I can say that is pretty much the way the population tends to react to actual people with similar *Issues Myself I Loved The Story Yes *Myself I loved the story Yes figured out that Valencia and Valentine were one and the same but I was left guessing at other things Was Valencia hallucinating Was Mrs Valentine ever really married I loved the ending I loved that ValenciaMrs Valentine was finally able to overcome her OCD by realizing that the worse had already happened and she SURVIVED It is a not so subtle reminder to tell that little voice the one that whispers What if in the back of my head to take a flying leap and shut the heck up For readers of Eleanor Oliphant was very misleading I wish people
would stop using other books as carrots to get readers to pick up a book Or maybe I just stop using other books as carrots to get readers to pick up a book Or maybe I just to stop being so easily ledI just really did not like this story and الإيضاح لمتن ايساغوجي في المنطق yet I couldn t stop reading it kind of like when a car wreck is going to happen andou hope and hope it won t happen and Riders of the Sea you can t look away in hopes the wreck won t happen but it happens anyway I prefer stories with at least some hope but this one was just cruelty loneliness sadness and regret ONE WANNABE STARPUHLEEZE Just becauseou have a uirky character with OCD issues Jewish Women Speak About Jewish Matters you don t have to declareour novel the next Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine This is a wannabe and falls way short of Eleanor That book had such a heartwarming feel to it whereas Valencia and Valentine has a pronounced sad and depressing tone This novel is a structural mess and totally confusing to the reader You will eventually understand what the writer is trying to do create a gotcha reveal but it is an epic fail WaaaaaahhhhhSo sorry to bear such bad news don t waste Friends Forever: Everything Changes (Friends Forever) your money I was able to read this via the Kindle First Look program I think I chose badly There is a reason I don t read mental illness books I got this as a Kindle First read and both the cover illustration and first 20 pages lured me into thinking this would be a cuter read than it was Instead I got an unreliable narrator who came off as deeply disturbed so than I think the writer aimed to convey What could have been cute and romancy was a confusing ball of mess I get the author s underlying message but it didn t redeem the book for me Favorite uotesShe s not dying technically but she s old enough that if she keeps living it ll start surprising people She s eighty sevenears old but she s a The TV Writer's Workbook: A Creative Approach To Television Scripts young eighty seven She s like an eighty sixEveryone has ulterior motives When an evil person has ulterior motives it s called scheming When a good person has ulterior motives it s called planning Mrs Valentine is planningWhen I wasour age Anna I always said I d do everything later I can t tell NV Level 3 Health and Social Care you what an odd day that was when I woke up and realized it was later And now I m living in the part that comes after There s a part after later where almost everyone else is dead andou re just killing time and it s oddThis was a drastic leap in logic but Valencia was very good at this kind of leaping it was her only claim to athleticismThat s how it is when Writing in the Dust: After September 11 you re inour thirties birthdays aren t important any because everyone has gotten over the init I m speechless I know this story will be predictable for many and I did predict some of the events but after reading this I m left in awe and I m feeling all of the feels Before I get into this review I do want to mention that this novel heavily focuses on a character with OCD and in accompaniment the anxiety and depression that often. Somewhere anywhere before her upcoming birthday And as Valencia begins a telephone romance with a man from New York she suddenly has a destination in mind There’s only one problem he might not actually existMrs Valentine is an eccentric old woman desperate for company be it from neighbors telemarketers or even the funeral director when Engine Performance Diagnostics you’re her ageou go to a lot of fune. ,
Suzy Krause s debut is a uirky little gem This is the story of Valencia 35 A lonely debt collector who suffers from OCD And Mrs Valentine 87 a lonely elderly lady who will talk to anyone telemarketers funeral organizers the lady who cleans her house As both of these ladies stories unfold ou will wonder what could possibly tie these tales together This is such a character driven story so full of uirk charm and heart This is another book that is compared to Eleanor While I can see how they came to this comparison I d really like to see them stop this Seriously books are
STILL BEING COMPARED TO GONE GIRL SO HEREbeing compared to Gone Girl So here is comparison this book is like Eleanor then it is GG When I finish this book I said out loud to nobody damn that was good This was a book that got better and better as the story progressed I was and invested in Valencia and Mrs Valentine s lives as I turn the pages Valencia had a very busy mind and we got a lot of her inner dialogue throughout this book I really just wanted to reach through the pages give her a hug and tell her it s all gonna be OK Mrs Valentine was so endearing and seem to have lead such a colorful life Or did she That was part of the charm of the story with both these narratives I was never uite sure what was truth what was a lie and what was a figment of the characters imagination Reading this book really was like putting a puzzle together It really didn t make much sense and ou couldn t see the beauty of it until it was all pieced together A lovely tale Erebus you need to read with an open mind The beginning of the story is a little convoluted a little muddled But these characters are so endearing so engagingou can t help but fall in love with them and want to know what happens in their lives A delightful debut looking forward to what s next from Suzy Krause many thanks to Lake Union for my copy of this book A uirky charming read Valencia has obsessive compulsive disorder It controls her life She is also a debt collector and frightened of her own shadow She currently has two irrational fears consuming her every thought turning thirty five and flying Her therapist has given her assignments to address the fears First she needs to fly somewhere before her next birthday At the same time Valencia is falling for a Dear ReaderThanks so much for picking this book up It s my very first I wrote it in 2015 as a new mom in the midst of a lot of sleepless nights RTA - CIP B702.6 - Renault Clio III, phase 1 de 09/05 a 03/08 yes that might explain why it s I ll borrow the most commonly used word from the reviews below weird It was inspired by the song Heart by Stars one of my favorite bands and by the time I spent working as debt collector in a call centre in Saskatoon Saskatchewan I know VV looks at first glance like a light funny read and in tone it is though my sense of humor is a bit dry and dark sorry The subject matter however is serious and very close to my heart It deals with things like suicide anxiety OCD and death The protagonist is not a funny Hollywood caricature of a person struggling with mental illness she s based in real life stories and experiences If at any pointou think her thought processes or reactions or interactions are far fetched or overwrought I d encourage The Tale of Atterberry The Faire Pendant Series you to stretchour empathy muscles I love that fiction by nature forces ou to do this and consider that this is how some brains work I love that books about mental health are prevalent right now I think it s great that people are looking at these issues from so many different angles and that readers are taking them in and interacting with them I m really thankful to be part of this conversation A few ears ago an industry professional said to me that these kinds of books meaning women with mental health issues were a hard sell I know some people look at this recent rash of characters dealing with things like autism OCD anxiety etc and are uick to dismiss it as a trend and I suppose it is But the thing is a lot of people have been writing. For readers of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine debut author Suzy Krause delivers a uirky colorful story about love loss second chances and what it means to truly live Valencia a timid debt collector with crippling OCD is afraid of many things but the two that scare her most are flying and turning thirty five To confront those fears Valencia’s therapist suggests that she fly.