All I Left Unsaid

A Latina's Journey Toward Truth

Fiction - Womens
246 Pages
Reviewed on 06/30/2019
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Author Biography

As a novelist and blogger, Rosy Crumpton uses personal life experiences to tell stories that promote healing and growth. Readers connect with the raw vulnerability in her writing that depicts the message that we are not alone. She is a writer, community advocate, and an integrative health coach.

Rosy Crumpton is passionate about inclusion, culture, and diversity. She supports causes that are loving and empowering, especially for women. Some of her hobbies include: journaling, reading, running, meditating, cooking, and engaging in her community. She lives
in Matthews, NC.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Maria Beltran for Readers' Favorite

All I Left Unsaid: A Latina's Journey Toward Truth by Rosy Crumpton is a moving US immigrant story that may sound all too familiar to many. As a young girl, Olivia Batista leaves behind her home, relatives, father, school, and everything her little heart has formed a bond with to face a new life in the United States. Together with her mother, she comes to New York to live with her new stepfather and his extended family, and they struggle to make both ends meet. The familiarity will end here because the story will soon take many twists and turns that make it interesting and unique. Based on true events, this coming of age novel is a story of dislocation, failure, success, love, hate, sadness and a special brand of happiness.

Rosy Crumpton's All I Left Unsaid slowly unravels with a very personal letter penned by Olivia Batista and addressed to her siblings, and then it takes us to the culturally rich town of Sabanitas in Panama where her life's journey started. And before we can take all this in, she takes us to New York where, as a little girl, she has to straddle two cultures. This is a family saga that has all the ingredients of an unforgettable story but it is in the telling that the tale shines through. Rosy Crumpton is a talented storyteller that keeps her readers on edge as she stitches together the story of a woman who has to face her secret past squarely to be able to find happiness in the real sense of the word.


Love this book. Didn't want to put it down.


Based on true-life events, this novel is a compelling and fast-flowing story of the coming-of-age genre.
Olivia, born in Panama where she happily spent her early childhood years, is uprooted and moved to the United States as her divorced mother follows a boyfriend to the unfamiliar country. Here she begins her life as an immigrant where she struggles with a new language, learns to navigate the American culture, and adjusts to the difficult and crowded living situation in the home of the old, testy and unempathetic matriarch of the boyfriend’s family. The author masterfully pulls the reader into her story with an extraordinary talent, helping the reader feel the raw and honest emotions of Olivia as she moves through her complicated life. Olivia’s feelings of confusion, anger, love, and the desire for something better in life are intertwined with daily responsibilities as she deals with poverty, an extremely co-dependent mother and an abusive and pitifully imperfect “step-father,” in addition to her role as the defacto caretaker of her four younger siblings.
There is so much to absorb in this gripping story which leaves the reader with an awe-inspiring sense of the resilience of the human spirit. Olivia’s determination, patience, understanding and love for her family leaves us thinking about this story long after the last page has been read.

A. Emmons

I could not put this book down until I finished it. Olivia's journey is incredible. You will see pieces of yourself in Olivia and pieces of your family in hers. This book will make you laugh out loud and also cry. It is funny, heartbreaking, uplifting, and amazing. The author's voice is genuine, relatable, and real. I have recommended this book to all of my friends.

Bianca Tidwell

This was a great book !!!! Waiting for her next one!!!

Mo C.

Beautiful and Amazing Read! I could not put this book down! I would definitely recommend, it is so worth your time. Some parts made me sad, angry, laugh, and I can truly say that Olivia's Journey is Inspirational and Captivating. I'm definitely looking forward to more books from this author.

Misty Tate

A beautifully written book that takes you on a journey with Olivia from Panama to North Carolina and back again. Olivia's journey will make you laugh and cry and give you faith that you can overcome even the greatest obstacles! I highly recommend this book, it is an amazing read!


The character Olivia is such a sweet, loving child, who works so hard to help her family adjust to life in the U.S.A., you just have to root for her success. I especially enjoyed the descriptions of her life In Panama. I truly enjoyed this novelist's first book and I eagerly await the next one.

June McKay

love this book well written and kept my attention I read it all in one night.


All I Left Unsaid was a great read! Olivia’s story is compelling and inspiring. Any reader can connect in some way. I couldn’t put it down!

Santreesa Thompson

"All I left Unsaid" was filled with passion, anger, drama, and suspense! I could not put this book down

Debbie Spry

When a book can so captivate you that you feel like it was written just for you or about you. The whole time I was reading this, I could totally relate. And our cultures and backgrounds could not be any more opposite. Isnt that the beat thing ever? When a book can so captivate you that you feel like it was written just for you or about you. I have reread several times already... it is THAT good!

Kim T

Loved it!!!!!


I’m inspired by this true story of courage and perseverance. Through sheer determination Olivia has a unique ability to overcome life adversities. A must read!!

Shilpa Jadhav

This book is such an intense and beautiful story about a woman’s determination to overcome and persevere! The author has such an incredible manner in describing each emotion - you find yourself laughing, crying and overcoming every obstacle along side her! Highly recommend this book to every woman and man in your life- important lesson to share and teach our children too!


A beautiful story about the ties that bind. One that every adult child can relate to when faced with the reality that our parents are mere humans too.

Jacqueline Cooper

A gripping story of a young girl’s move from a life in Panama to the United States. Olivia takes you on her life journey that is packed full of lessons in family secrets and overcoming great obstacles. With each page turned, laughter and tears are stirred. It’s quite a page-turner! Fresh and honest. Order yours today!