WHITE LINES II: SUNNY by Tracy Brown hits on a topic too close in my family tree. I have watched someone I love and care for battle the demons that are an addiction for years. There have been set backs and allot of decisions made that I know this person regrets. But what I have seen for the last five years is a clean individual who admits out loud that he is battling the demons every day.
My hope is that I was a help and not a hindrance at any of these turns in the road and feel proud when they say my good thoughts helped. But I always wonder if you truly, ever go one day and not think about what is calling you back into the dark tunnel.
I have read and reviewed WHITE LINES II: SUNNY by Tracy Brown that I received from St. Martin’s Griffin Press. Now it is time to let someone else enjoy it and provide this copy to one lucky winner. To be eligible to win please leave a comment on “have you seen someone struggle with their demons and overcome them?” You must come back on Sunday – June 10th to see if you have won and then email me with your address.
As a fan of Claude Monet’s I am always moved by how he took the negatives in his life to made them positives. No one liked his paintings, they criticized his innovative style, and what he thought was okay he went with. Life may knock you around but look for the one shining moment in the day and celebrate a Little Victory.
REVIEW from Mary Gramlich "The Reading Reviewer"
Does everyone truly have a backstory that drives his or her present life?
When you are fighting an addiction be prepared to do so the rest of your life. Sunny and her friend Jada have seen the darkest of days with their drug use and the power it has to still call to you. When circumstances get tough or out of control the one consistent that brought them peace was the worst thing for them – drugs.
Both of these women along with their friends have built lives based on recovery but still the families have questions and the children want answers. What Tracy Brown has done with this book is show how difficult it is to be a recovering addict. When you are in the trenches of your addiction you know what it takes to survive, yet when you don’t have those lines guiding you and you have to make your own path that is a tough road to follow every second of every day.
Tracy Brown has written with brilliance the fight you go through to get out of the darkness and into a life.