Wednesday, January 6, 2016
The Truth About Sugar
Author: E.M. Youman
Publisher: Will Records Publishing
Rating: 4 *'s
Description: On the verge of healing, an absentee stepfather takes his daughter to counseling, but explaining the past maybe too much for either of them to bear.
She's a banshee screaming, sugar-starved monster, and her zookeeper has left you all alone with her.
That's what's running through twenty-nine-year-old Henry Dalton's mind, when his five-year-old stepdaughter, Rebecca, enters the room and utters these fatal words. "Where's Mommy?
After deciding that fixing this problem-child is the key to winning his wife back, Henry comes up with the perfect recipe for turning Rebecca into the world’s little angel. Out goes the Valium and sugar-free snacks. Add a little pizza, ice cream and presto! But he soon discovers there's more than meets the eye with Rebecca. Now he'll have to remember what it's like to be a five-year-old and learn to communicate on her level.
At the center of the chaos is a sweet, little girl, who can charm the pants off him.
Which leaves him wondering if she’s an out of control banshee, or a victim screaming for help?
The child he never wanted to claim is the one who needs a Daddy the most.
A heartwarming coming of age tale about appreciating the gifts you have right in front of you.
My Review: Rebecca is a five year old little girl. Worried about her mommy she is constantly asking where she is. Her erratic behavior has her step-father worried about her. Letting loose may be just what she needs to feel safe about coming forward.
Henry marries Molly with the promise of starting a family of their own. When Molly walks out on her family Henry has to learn to cope with Rebecca and learn all about her.
Even though this is a quick read it is a wonderful story. It shows how hard it is for young children to come forward as victims of abuse. It also shows how difficult it is for someone to have their spouse walk out on them. The only thing I would have liked is more from Rebecca's point of view. To know her feelings and emotions as well. I look forward to reading more of Youman's work.