For a month now, I have been reading novels by Danielle Steel. She is one of my favorite author including Agatha Christie and John Grisham. My love of her bestselling novels is her writing: how she unpacks family lives in her stories. Danielle Steels novels are based on real life stories and the 2 that I’m reading now “The Dutchess” and “The Right Time” brought me to tears. It was so emotional for every page I read. As I was unpacking the challenges those families were going through; the revealing of secrets that were hidden for years; and being there as a reader and connecting with the characters at the same time, I felt so overwhelmed and in pain. It was real pain and it send chills down my spine because somehow I related as I read. There is so much to unpack; love, betrayal, pain, turmoil and breakthroughs but mostly it is dark, unbearable and hard.
Although I like reading and the therapy it brings; but I have have also experienced that emotionally, mentally, socially and psychologically you are there. You feel everything as you read and sometimes you end up sad 😢. You are dragged with mind, body and soul to the world of your characters that you even feel they are real. You are part and you become affected.
Am I the only one with this feeling or rather, is the book just well written?
Is your concern about things in real life the determining factor of what attracts you in a book?
Like me, do you always feel the need to solve issues or mysteries that are hidden or unsaid?
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