Posted by: irenesroth | August 7, 2014

Book Review: The Light in Your Eyes

51kcygAd0PL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-v3-big,TopRight,0,-55_SX278_SY278_PIkin4,BottomRight,1,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_The Light in Your Eyes
By Lisa Cassman

This is a unique book of poems expressing the love that a young teenage girl and woman had for a man. It is beautifully written and will keep the reader inspired to find that kind of love at least once in her life.

It all started when Lisa met a very special boy at camp during her early teen years. He helped her feel so secure and comfortable. She was overjoyed to spend time with him. The first few chapters convey how strong young love really is. A teenage girl’s first love is so special. But it can also be a very confusing and difficult time as well. Yet through it all, Lisa wanted to be with this boy forever. But was this possible?

The next few chapters talk about how it feels to really fall in love and yet be separated from each other. A distance began to develop between Lisa and the one she felt closest to. He was in the army and stationed in Texas. When they talked on the phone, Lisa didn’t quite tell him how strongly she fell in love with him. So, it was a time of real confusion and further disappointment for Lisa. She had many positive, loving thoughts of him, and that is what sustained her over time. But he was moving into a life of his own and she had to say goodbye to him.

So, Lisa too moved on in her life. She grew up, got married, started a family, and raised her handsome boys. Lisa’s marriage was very unhappy, however. She lost a lot of her self-esteem and the security and happiness that she once so strongly felt with her first love. But she never gave up hope that she could find that love again.

After her marriage ended, she learned to like herself again. She also knew that she could find the love that she so richly deserved. So, one day, she had to urge to find her first love. Once they had reconnected, she knew that she shared something special with him. It was then that they came together again, their love wouldn’t be torn apart.

Thank you Lisa for helping women to believe that we all can keep hoping to have a husband, lover and friend who is joyous, nourishing, and life-sustaining and that we could all leave abusive and unhappy marriages and seek what is best in our lives. May everyone who reads this book also experience the kind of love that Lisa so beautifully describes.

Rating: 5 stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth

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