My 1 feather #bookreview of DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE’S FRIEND by Nonnie Jules



by Nonnie Jules

The subject of the book covers a serious social issue: the sexual abuse of daughters by their fathers or a father figure. The beginning of the book states it is based on true events. If true, I feel for the woman who had to live through these events. My younger sister had a friend in high school that was being molested by her father, and her mother was in total denial.

My heartstrings were pulled by the plight of Maiya and her struggles to overcome the obstacles in her life.  This book was 71 chapters long.  I was only able to get through half of the story.  It was too long for the writing style.  The book was 90% narration and 10% interaction.  Reading the story was like a Shetland pony plodding around and around at a carnival ride.  The only one enjoying the ride is the child on the back of the pony.  The only one enjoying this story is the writer.  I felt like the pony plodding along trying to get to the end.  I finally had to give up.  I hate not finishing a book.  I even skipped to the end, but I still didn’t want to go back and finish the book.  There are very few books that I have given up on.  This is one.

The characters did not have that much depth.  The only one that did was the horrible mother, Daydream.  Maiya sounded the same at age 14 as she did at 17.  The same monotone writing style.  Because I couldn’t finish the book, I have to give it 1 feather, and I do not recommend the book.


About Sahara Foley

Bio: Until my husband died on Christmas 2012, I never thought about becoming a writer. In fact, the act of writing a story terrified me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading, just never had the knack for writing. The thought of writing dialogue scared the bejeebers out of me. See, Bob was the writer. He wrote stories for years but could never get a traditional publisher interested enough to publish even one. Now I understand why, as they were unpolished outlines. Then, after 30 years together, Bob passed away and my life was turned upside down. About a month later, I was sitting around my apartment, trying to adjust to the worst event in my life, when a little voice spoke to me. Why not publish Bob’s stories? To be truthful, ever since the advent of self-publishing, I always wanted too, that’s how much I believed in his stories. But I knew I would have to fight him for every little change I made to his outlines. Sorry, honey, but they had to be done. So, I pulled out the box of stories, dusted them off, and started on a new adventure: The World of Self-Publishing. Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I finally published several short stories early in 2014, then my horror novella, It Lives in the Basement. While I was working on them, I was slowly learning the craft of writing, and getting The Secret of Excalibur ready for publication. Excalibur was my favorite story of them all, and in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted a publisher. One day on Twitter, I ran across a tweet from Creativia Publishing, and that was another game changer for me. I signed up with them in December of 2014, and it was the best decision I’ve made. One thing I’ve discovered on my new adventure, are all the really awesome and talented Indie Authors. If you find the right community of Indie Authors, all they want to do is help each other. I found that I love promoting them and their books, so that’s how I setup my blog. For readers to meet Indie Authors. Anyway, enough about me. Here’s all my contact information: Facebook: Twitter: Pinterest: Google Plus: Amazon Author Page:
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