The Unraveling of Shelby Forrest - romance by Donna Friess

A testimony to the power of love

It's no surprise to learn that Donna's debut novel has been selected as 'Spirited Woman's Pick of the Year'. Having previously read her much acclaimed autobiography, Cry the Darkness, I  expected another  gut-grabbing story. But this poignant book unravels even more conflicting emotions: an adoptee's right to know and a mother's right to privacy. To turn psychological fiction into an intriguing plot through a meander of unexpected events requires indepth knowledge of the subject. But Dr Donna Friess, life coach and grief counselor, is no amateur at using key words to disentangle crippling emotions.  The Unraveling of Shelby Forrest is a testimony to the power of love, and makes a perfect read. Rosemary Rudland, author: That Summer in Normandy