Coloring on the Wall

Fiction - Womens
256 Pages
Reviewed on 07/12/2021
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Reviewed by Jennifer Ibiam for Readers' Favorite

Coloring on the Wall by Gabrielle Neord is a gripping novel that details the life of Skylar Montgomery. Skylar and her sister, Shiloh, were abandoned children taken in by Leon and Mary Montgomery. Skylar became an art historian who married Dietrick Eastland the Third. She paused her life to take care of him and ditched her ambitions to fuel his. Skylar felt they were a team. The cracks in their marriage widened when he got into the State Senate. His next target was the US Senate, and Skylar fervently jumped on the campaign because she hoped things will get better. However, Rick subjected her to all kinds of abuse, which eroded her self-esteem. She will soon find out the abuse was the least of her problems. Will Skylar grow a backbone and take her power back?

Coloring on the Wall by Gabrielle Neord is a fascinating novel with a touch of crime, romance, and suspense. Violence, spousal abuse, loyalty, selfishness, courage, and wit were some themes explored in this book. I loved the storyline and development, as they were realistic and relatable. It shocked me to realize that many people who champion the fight against abuse are actual victims themselves. We cannot change adults, so catch them young. Parents who fail to raise their kids right will go down with them. Gabrielle told a beautiful and emotional story, wrapping it around Skylar’s vulnerable yet formidable character. However, Shiloh was my best girl! Thank you for an outstanding book, Gabrielle. We’re the architects of our own lives.