What a bright young girl who was passed from foster home to foster home and happened to be a gifted writer and grow up to tell it all.
If you ever wanted to be in the heart and mind of a child living a life very different from the norm, Ashley provides an articulate recounting. From her early days with her troubled mother to all the stops along the way to adulthood and a family who (finally!) loves her and adopts her, this story is irresistible.
The voice of the young narrator is perfect -- you feel as if Ashley is sitting next to you, wistfully sharing the truths and realities of her unbelievable life.
I thought this story had many unexpected twists and turns -- and takes you inside the mind of a husband spurned. But not just any husband! A cunning husband with FBI training and the power to carry out multiple murder attempts.
If you thought your divorce was messy -- wait until you read this! It was a true crime roller coaster ride that kept me on the edge of my seat. I've read a lot of true crime and this is one of the more fascinating stories I'd read in a long time.
I love the Judds, bought Wynonna's first solo CD, and always followed them in the media. I was thrilled to download this book and hear from Wynnona who always seemed to hide behind her Mom's more dominant personality.
The first half is background on her upbringing, relationship with Mom and sister Ashley and that part was edifying. I feel like I know all three of them much better now and heard cute stories of their rise to fame.
The second half is mostly long, tedious accounts of how Wynnona got life coaching and learned how to interact with her husband and kids. Many mundane and specific examples that have been more grippingly detailed in many a self-help book. Snooze... boring!
Unflinching and revealing, this book provides a window on the inner world of the developing sexual and emotional maturity of a troubled teenage girl. It is read very believably by the narrator: a perfect choice! She sounds young and true to the writer's voice.
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