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Friday, April 17, 2015
Review of "Ring Around the Rosary"
Gretchen's innocence was stolen from her when she was duped into entering a convent by her father and a monsignor. At the tender age of seventeen, she tried her best to fit in, but became withdrawn and isolated, and after five years left. Then her father introduced her to gregarious Coleman who showered her with gifts until they were married. With Gretchen's naivete in full bloom, she couldn't see what was wrong in her passionless marriage until it was too late; another failure? Bewilderment, tragedy and angst replaced faith, hope and charity. What saved Gretchen from a breakdown, or worse were her two sons, in whom she poured her love. Yes, Gretchen struggled and stumbled, but she never gave up on herself, and may have reached an inconspicuous goal. 5 Stars