The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D.
By Monica Drahonovsky
Good day to you all.
If you are looking for a book to curl up with, this is the book. You will be engaged by the descriptive dialogue and introduced to complex characters who will breathe new life into your thoughts on your own life, loves, children and most of all friends — and their relationships with you and others.
Do you really know the people who come into your life and share your time and space? You will explore with the characters a beautiful time of enduring friendship that becomes a mystery to be solved. It unfolds deliciously in bright sunny colors of lazy days at the beach. The characters are alive and always present to the day-to-day problems of childhood and married love.
Elizabeth’s life unfolds slowly. Her life and past as well as her future are shown through the eyes of a good friend who Elizabeth trusts to go through her personal journals. They bring to life a past that you will be anxious to know. Her reticence to fully explain or explore her past with her best friend is something that I found interesting. It got me thinking about my life. Have I kept secrets? What exactly do people know about me? What have I left out of the narrative of me with my most trusted husband, friends, and sisters?
You will want to read this book slowly. This is a book of thought-provoking emotions. It is a really interesting read. It is a book for every woman who loves her life and her family and friends, but it makes the reader wonder about how close you really are to everyone around you. This is a very good book with a wonderfully slow-moving grasp of your emotional thoughts. A tear or two might be found on your cheek.
Monica Reads is InDepthNH.org’s latest column. It is written by Monica Drahonovsky who is known for her love of history and her lifelong love for reading. She has a bachelor’s degree in History, with a minor in English, along with teaching credentials. “My years of reading for leisure and pleasure have given me the insight to read a book and analyze the author’s baggage, cargo and ability to write the language of his/her mind and utilize the gift of prose to educate and entertain the reader. Go get a book, read it and enjoy the adventure.”