A book a day...keeps insanity away! I am an avid book reader. When I am not reading, I love to play the piano, sing, or shop until I drop! Reading has been a huge part of my life since I was young and my Mom introduced me to the public library! Since then I have not stopped reading! I hope you enjoy my reviews!
"In Fire and Ice, Nancy,
a naïve but resourceful, kindhearted woman, marries her high school
sweetheart. As a working wife and mother, Nancy perseveres, despite
having an abusive, alcoholic husband."
Nancy and Tom are high school sweethearts who end up
marrying. Tom’s mother has never
approved of Nancy and is constantly belittling her to Tom and trying to cause
problems in their relationship. Tom is
immature and does whatever his Mom tells him to do. Nancy is naïve and thinks that love can
conquer all. She finds out that Tom is
not the person that she believed him to be.
He becomes an alcoholic and abuses her.
They have a daughter and he still continues his poor behavior.
The story line of this short novel is good, that people
aren’t always what they seem to be. I
appreciated that the author showed Nancy as a character who wanted to keep her
family together. However, I do not agree
with a woman staying with a man who abuses her.
I was really upset when Nancy stated that every problem in their
marriage was due to her in-laws. Tom was
a grown adult who made his own choices, so their problems were created through
him, not his parents. His parents
contributed to some things, but ultimately he was responsible for his choices. The story is told from a third
person perspective and I felt that it was disjointed at times. When the characters did have dialogue, the
things that they said were very unrealistic to me. This is my opinion of the book, it wasn’t the
book for me, but you may like it.