Reviewed by Barbara Morris
Ginnie Siena Bivona is more that a writer. She is an artist who paints pictures with words. I think many people who consider themselves a writer are capable of no more than stringing together words that result in a boring experience for the reader.
Ginnie Siena Bivona is not one of those writers. Once you start reading her work you are drawn in by the beauty and intensity of the words she chooses to use to tell a story. And what a story teller she is!
If you enjoy the writing of Edgar Allan Poe you will be delighted with The Secret Lives of Ordinary Women.” You will be mesmerized with unexpected twists and turns the author elegantly weaves into her stories. As an example, in the story about “The Gold Box” you are captivated by the feelings of the main character and the ambience of the setting. Absolutely enchanting.
I enjoyed every one of the twelve stories in The Secret Lives of Ordinary Women but the one that has stayed in my memory is “Sarah’s Gift,” an exploration of childhood cruelty that evolves into a compassionate love story between a child and a lonely, rejected old woman. The author gets into the nooks and crannies of a precocious child’s immature mind that is wise beyond her years and shows how the child develops a caring, sensitive maturity.
If you need to escape from the real world for a while, or just want to enjoy some exceptional writing, The Secret Lives of Ordinary Women is for you. There is nothing ordinary about Ginnie Siena Bivona’s talent as a writer.
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