Cathleen McCleary

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Smashwords book reviews by Cathleen McCleary

  • Charactered Pieces: stories on April 25, 2012

    Charactered Pieces is such an interesting read. Some of the stories are very disturbing in nature. The gritty, stark and sometimes depraved nature of how these stories are written is both disturbing and provoking. I had many emotions and thoughts as I went from story to story. The Camel Of Morocco stands out as one that made me feel the most disgust as I visualized the bloodletting and drinking. The story that I enjoyed the most is The Camp for the sheer human emotion felt at the loss of a loved one and how those left behind deal with the pain of this loss. Many thanks to the author for bringing these stories to publication.
  • Murmurs: Gathered Stories Vol. One on April 25, 2012

    This book was a surprise to me. The stories were dark and twisted. Though I normally do not read stories of this nature, I enjoyed reading these. The author has such a way with words and sentence structure that I felt drawn into the stories. The base emotions brought to life throughout this book are very compelling. I salute you as a writer.
  • Chasing Happy on July 24, 2015
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    "Chasing Happy" is a well written Christian story that deals with many of the issues and frustrations faced by young adults living a faith based life. There are so many things that young Christians are dealing with every single day. The temptations and every day struggles to keep faith and praying for God's guidance and support is so well portrayed throughout this story. Samma, the song writer and performer struggling to find her true feelings for her long time boyfriend. The return of her best friend from childhood and the feelings he awakens in her that she doesn't have for her boyfriend. The issues within her own family with her mother's emotional absence, her troubled sister, and her younger sister who seems to be after her boyfriend. Sammie is so confused and questioning her faith and what God's plan is for her and her future. Ash, returning to his childhood home to figure out what his sexual preference is, and hoping to reconnect with his childhood friend, Samma. Ash's father left his wife and children behind when he decided to announce that he is gay. Ash a young impressionable boy, did not handle this well and has been angry with his dad for many years. He finds himself confused about his sexuality and wondering if he is gay like his father. Ash is struggling with what God's plan is for him. Such a well written story that is a great addition to anyone's TBR list whether you are a Christian or not. Thank you Ann Lee Miller for reaching out to me and gifting me with an amazing read.
  • Chasing Happy on July 24, 2015

    Seems like my rating didn't show up on my reviw below. I am giving "Chasing Happy" 5 stars.