Conflicted Hearts

20504604SYNOPSIS: Somehow I believed it was my obligation to try to do the right thing by her because she had given birth to me.

Burdened with constant worry for her father and the guilt caused by her mother’s narcissism, D.G. Kaye had a short childhood. When she moved away from home at age eighteen, she began to grow into herself, overcoming her lack of guidance and her insecurities. Her life experiences became her teachers, and she learned from the mistakes and choices she made along the way, plagued by the guilt she carried for her mother.

Conflicted Hearts is a heartfelt journey of self-discovery and acceptance, an exploration of the quest for solace from emotional guilt.

REVIEW: Get on the rollercoaster and ride with Debbie as she shares her experiences in life. From dealing with her parent’s tumultuous relationship as a child with its many break-ups, separations, and house moves, to becoming a pawn in her mother’s endless games that robbed her of her childhood.

What really grabbed me was how her childhood experiences influenced her decisions as a blooming adult and the relationships she had while consistently grappling with her mother’s narcissism.

There are moments that will completely captivate you. One of those moments for me was her adventure in Greece, another, the first real love and heartbreak… I could go on, but I don’t want to give away too much.

As if being caught in the throes of narcissism isn’t enough, multiple health issues, and an abusive cohabitation take their toll as well.

The entire work is presented perfectly, and with such honestly… I believed every word and often reflected upon the courage of the writer. It’s excellent… Five Stars!

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41 thoughts on “Conflicted Hearts

  1. I liked the way you reviewed this, Kev.
    It sounds like a fascinating book concerning family enduring pain, hurt and some dysfunctional elements. Hope to see this added to many “must read” piles. Along with I will fill out a (Delaware, Ohio) Library Requisition slip for Deb’s book! 🙂

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  2. Wow, what a great review. I had a narcissistic father, and I need to read this book. We do overcome to a point, but children of extreme narcissistic people struggle with issues all their lives, and I still do. Love your bio, Kev. Would you like to do an interview on my blog, Just Write?

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    1. Hi Marsha, I’m glad you enjoyed the review and am sure you will enjoy reading Debby’s book. Yes, people from all forms of abuse tend to struggle with issues throughout their lives. Thank you for the compliment, it’s greatly appreciated. I would be honoured to do an interview on your blog… I can be reached by email: kevincooper63@live.com.

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    1. Sounds great, Micki… Glad you were able to take something from it. This is what makes it all worthwhile! 🙂

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    1. Thanks for the support, Tess. It’s great when authors can come together and agree on the review of a book they’ve both read. 🙂

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    1. Thanks Tess… Age ago, hey? I do seem to be quite behind on some of my reads… but, I’m getting there! 😀

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  3. You’re more than welcome, Debby. This is in fact a new-ish blog… I just startied doing stuff again, quite recently after taking a few months break from it all, as you will understand. I had saved a file of the other blog I’d deleted and just recently imported it all into here… So, you haven’t really missed a whole lot. 🙂

    Do let me know when you’re ready to release that sequel… Maybe an interview about it? Let me know. 🙂

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    1. Well, I’m back following here. 🙂 And thank you for your generous offer. I would love to come back and discuss my newest venture here. I will let you know when I’ve gone through edits, so I can share. I’m hoping to publish it in the early fall. 🙂

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  4. Thank you so much Kev. I was delighted to find that you had read this book and even more with your kind review. A lovely surprise. I shall be reblogging on the weekend. And PS, I didn’t even know you were still running this blog, my apologies, I’m back following this one too. 🙂
    Also, thought I’d note that I am currently in rewrites on the sequel to this book, the aftermath – an understanding and forgiveness after my mother’s death.Title: P.S. I Forgive You.

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  5. I loved this book by Debbie… I read it when it came out and it was so compelling and well written… thanks for sharing, dear Kev!… sending love. Aquileana 😀

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