And Again....Let Me Say This by B. Swangin Webster was a fantastic read! Webster says it all in her opening pages:
"I wrote this book, not as a public service announcement, but as entertainment, but somehow it has turned into something so much more. It tackles hard social issues, like self esteem, or the lack thereof. It tackles domestic violence and how people may suspect something but not say anything. It tackles friendship and how much a true friend may or
may not know about a particular situation and what their reaction is to it. If we know someone in this type of situation, we must, as a society, get involved, by making a phone call, or leaving a pamphlet or just listening. Remember Cheryl could be you, or it could be me, or it could be your sister, or even your brother (yes, it happens to men also) but most
importantly, it could be your parents."
This title is the follow up to "Let Me Just Say This". It is a title though that you can get by without reading the first book, and still know what is going on.
Cheryl is a woman with many self image problems. She is divorced from Kevin, who beat her on a regular basis, and continues to extend his anger, and his hands to Cheryl and her children.
Cheryl has recently been dating Mathew, who not only loves her, but wants to help her to stand up for herself. In trying to do so, he finds himself arrested, and frustrated as Cheryl keeps making excuses for Kevin's actions.
Mathew also has his own issues to deal with, one being his ex-wife Sherrie and their daughter Shania.
When Cheryl's daughter Kayla starts acting out with extremely negative behavior, Kevin blames Cheryl and her new lover Mathew. When Kevin tries to lay his hands on Cheryl in a heated screaming match, Mathew ends up in a fight with him.
Cheryl is a very confused woman, only wanting to find someone to love her for her. Her story is an emotional roller coaster ride, and one of self discovery.
The plot of this story was very mesmerizing. There are many woman out there like Cheryl and we have seen it in society many times. All the characters tie together in some form, and without giving too much away, it amazes me the irony of how they relate.
I loved Cheryl and Matthew. I was rooting for them during the entire story.
The only problem I had with this title was that all the characters were written in the first person. Sometimes it got a little confusing as to who was actually speaking. The astericks let you know when there would be a character change, but when they were remembering the past, the switch was a little sudden.
Webster did a great job with the storyline itself and I hope she will be writing another book in this saga. I give it ****(4) Stars, BK Walker, Author of "Near Suicide" and "Dares And Dreams".
Purchase a copy of her books:
Let Me Just Say This ; And Again....Let Me Say This
Learn more about this author: B. Swangin Webster