5 the strength is within you stars!!
Paperback, 142 pages
Expected publication: April 4th 2017 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
This book should be read by every woman, whether she is in her teens, twenties or older. I think every generation of woman could learn something from the poetry in this book. When my daughter has her first heartbreak I will give her this book, when she has her second heartbreak I will give her the book again….are you sensing a pattern?
I have been following Gretchen’s blog for a while now @Chicnerdreads
and she would post poetry to her blog sometimes. Her poetry would always blow my mind, so much so that I have commissioned a fellow artist to make a piece out of one of her poems.
I normally don’t read poetry, however having previously read Gretchen’s poetry on her blog I knew I had to request an advanced copy! I was so lucky that she agreed to let me review it. 🙂 This book had me crying tears of joy and tears of sadness. I felt her frustrations and her fears. This book could be relate-able to every woman, we have all had that one relationship that wasn’t good for us that we just couldn’t quit. That one relationship that you always go back to, even though it hurts you more. Until enough is enough and you find out you are worth more.
“i learned that life lets you
meet people in order to
and sometimes you just
come out stronger than
before because that’s
what life wanted out
a better person”
I do not want to spoil the whole book for you, but I do want to say you should go buy it as soon as it is available on April 4th 2017. If you don’t think it’s for you then I highly suggest you buy it for a female friend or relative because trust me she needs to read it.
Thank you to Gretchen for allowing me an advanced copy in lieu of my honest review.. . In all honesty…you rock!!!!
Gretchen Gomez – Gretchen Gomez is a writer and blogger from Bronx, New York. First generation Puerto Rican. She’s been writing poetry since the age of 11 and although silenced for many years, she cut the ties with silence. “love, and you” is her first published poetry collection and she is working on other collections at the moment. Gretchen makes art out of all her past experiences.