Today as part of the blog blitz you can catch my review of Finding Myself by Victoria J Brown I have loved this entire series so I feel a little sad that it has now come to an end.
First of all though let's take a look at the description for the book...
Kat’s life has become a blur of dirty nappies and sleepless nights. She has moved into the flat above the salon she owns, alone and without Max the father of her children.
To make matters worse, Max has revealed he plans to remarry.
Constantly on edge, her babies are taking up all of her time and Max is never around to help.
Diagnosed with post-natal depression, Kat feels more alone than ever.
Will Kat be able to manage alone? Can she find hope and rebuild her life?
Finding Myself is a novel about searching for the light at the end of the tunnel.
I can't believe that this series has come to an end, it has been quite a journey following Kat through the various ups and downs of her life. Kat has had such a difficult time and I really felt for her. I can't help but admire her strength and determination but she also has this vulnerability that pours out of her.
Kat is so relatable and this is down to the author and her way of bringing this character to life as if you could actually know her. The set of characters in this book are a great mix and range from the likeable, pretty annoying to the ones I really took a dislike to!
I also want to mention that I love the fact that Victoria J Brown has highlighted the more realistic side of motherhood. Especially showing post-natal depression and the effects that it can have. It's not only this aspect that was refreshing to see but the fact that not every mother takes to parenthood so easily. There is more often that not struggles and for once it wasn't all plain sailing for a new mum. Nobody knows what goes on behind closed doors and the struggles that people can face. My heart did break for Kat though and I was desperately hoping she would get a break and come out the other side.
This series of books have been so enjoyable and I'm sure that the Kat's character and story will stay with me for quite some time. Some words to describe this book are emotional, heartfelt, uplifting and hopeful. It truly is a wonderful series that I highly recommend reading.
Five stars from me!
With thanks to Bombshell Books for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.
Victoria J.Brown has always had a passion for writing. When asked at the age of 9 years old, what she wanted to be when she grew up, her reply ‘an author’ was met with a disheartened response, ‘that jobs like that, don’t happen to people like us!’
Luckily, Victoria didn’t listen to this advice and never gave up on her passion. She continued to write while perusing a career in Marketing after gaining a BA (Hons) in Business and Marketing.
In 2006 her eldest daughter was born and thenher 2nd daughter came along. Victoria realised in the midst of the mummy madness, that she’d let her writing dwindle and that nappy-changing, sleepless nights and not being able to go to the toilet in peace could not stop her fulfilling her writing dreams. So when her girls were 3 years old and 18 months old, she decided that sleep was over-rated and enrolled at Teesside University. A year later she proudly left with a MA in Creative Writing, some wonderful friendships and a passion for therapeutic writing. While studying for her MA she was also delighted to win a short-story competition judged by Adele Parks, to which she received publication and mentoring from Adele.
After her MA, Victoria concentrated on writing women’s fiction. She loves writing stories that women can relate to. The Chaos Series grew from her own experience of pregnancy, motherhood and life.
Victoria is also passionate about mental health and likes to write of such issues in her stories. Her dedication to mental health and living life to the full has led her down a spiritual path. Through her learning of spirituality she qualified as a Law of Attraction and NLP Practitioner, which she integrates into her writing. Her inspirational blog includes an A-Z motivational journey with weekly therapeutic creative writing exercises. She has developed this further and will soon launch her inspirational shop. The shop has been created to pass on positivity and love to others … you never know when someone may need to see those messages.
Being accepted by Bombshell Books is a dream come true for Victoria, she hopes that her mantra for giving love always and never giving up will inspire others to follow their dreams and passion.
If you’re interested in finding out more about Victoria, her inspirational blog and shop you can visit www.victoria-brown.com, plus you can follow her on: