Review of The Forbidden Secrets of the Goody Box by Elder Dwann Holmes Olsen
The Forbidden Secrets of the Goody Box was an enjoyable read that definitely kept me thinking about the characters every time I had to take a break to get back into the reality of my current world.
I think every woman can find at least one character within this book that really CONNECTS with or speaks to who she is or who one of her girlfriends are, have been or is striving to be. I was quite pleased to see faith elements weaved throughout the storyline and more than anything, I was pleased to read a story that seemed like it could be QUITE REAL.
I didn’t want a lot of “love-fantasy” mumbo-jumbo that was clearly exaggerated. I wanted the book to deliver the “secrets” its title allured to.
Fortunately, after reading the book in my spare time over a period of a few days, I can honestly say the content did deliver the anticipated results. I would actually push for this to be a required reading for young women across the world who are seeking their Mr. Right. I think it’s tasteful enough to be recommended as a supervised REAL & RAW reading segment for our daughters headed off to college and I would easily give it as gifts to single women of all categories: ie: never been married, divorced etc. The Forbidden Secrets of the Goody Box definitely causes the reader to think about all the games that women and men seem to play when it comes to dating and relationships, but more than this, it also causes the reader to truly ponder where they are in their “love-life” , whether or not they’ve fallen victim to some of the same “tendencies” the main characters in the book experienced and what it will truly take to move them forward in an ordained life-long relationship they can be proud of.
Looking forward to the sequel!
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