Reflections of Rosalyn, A Life of Victory ~ Theresa Franklin ~ Book Review by Villageanne

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“Reflections of Rosalyn, A Life of Victory” by Theresa Franklin just did not seem to keep my attention.  It was filled with flashbacks, so to speak of a gal who is reflecting on her childhood choices. I did not seem to relate to the authors style in this book.  I think it would have been more interesting if it had been written about the girl as she grew up but the continuous flash backs just confused me.

I would rate this book a 3 star because I think it does have potential but just not my style of a book. I would not really recommend it to my friends because they seem to have the same taste in books that I do. 


 I would consider reading another book by this author to see if her writing style varies from this book.




Rosalyn is a recent widow facing life alone for the first time in over forty years. She spends time looking back at her life as a young girl, Rosie, and how each episode in her life was a stepping stone to get her where she is today.

Rosie has a tumultuous childhood and a terrible relationship with her self-centered mother. As a teenager she faces an unplanned pregnancy. Her decision about that pregnancy will shape the decisions she must make for the rest of her life. The first decision she makes is to leave home. She finds work in an assisted living facility, which is the root of many comical interactions.

The book is a series of flashbacks with events of today reminding Rosalyn of a time in her earlier life as Rosie. This is a book of laughter and tears. There were many times when I, as the author, had to stop writing and compose myself before I could continue. There were just as many when I actually laughed aloud as my characters interacted.

This is a story that grew from my heart. It is a story of victory. Rosie, the teenager, must overcome many obstacles in her life to become Rosalyn, the woman.


Theresa Franklin has lived outside of Beaumont, Texas for 38 years.
Theresa taught for 12 years, then moved into administration. As she was preparing for retirement, she decided to fulfill her life-long desire of writing books.


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You can purchase this book on Amazon.

ASIN: B00962OT0U 

 List Price: Kindle $5.99

Format: Kindle or PDF

Page Count:198



I received this book free from the author through CWA in exchange for a review. This fact in no way influences my review.  I give honest reviews.

About the Author ()

I am just a simple country gal. I have been married to my best friend for over 34 years. We have two beautiful daughters, two Son In Laws and four grandchildren. My family is the most important thing to me. I love them dearly. I love life to the fullest.

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