My Secret Self - Book 2

Questioning Life in Marriage

Non-Fiction - Autobiography
362 Pages
Reviewed on 07/16/2019
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Author Biography

I was born in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, Australia, and am one of three siblings.

I’ve had quite an interesting life, venturing outside of my country, where I found the inspiration to write books.
My greatest love is writing.
My favorite pastimes include reading, painting, travelling and meeting people, and capturing these moments through photography.
My other passion is helping people to uncover childhood issues.
Through my own experiences and understanding the deeper aspects of my behaviour, stemming from my childhood experiences, through sexual abuse, patterns learned, behaviours adopted, I can now help other people uncover their core issues that are causing them pain in their adult life. With awareness we can heal ourselves.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite

My Secret Self: Book 2 - Questioning Life in Marriage by Christine U Cowin is the second book by this author. In this autobiography, the author talks about her married life and how it affected her as a person. Christine shares her life views as to how she spent her life the way the world perceived her and how she became prey to pleasing the world rather than herself. More self-reflecting than accusatory, Christine talks about how women tend to lose themselves in their home, their families and the responsibilities that they have. We let others shape us into a new person and forget what it means to be ourselves. She is one of those rare few women who actually realize that they are losing themselves and they need to do something about it before it is too late. She felt the urge to believe in herself, wake herself up, and do something before it was too late. This book asks some very difficult questions that we may not have answers to, but Christine asked herself these questions and answered them to find herself once again.

This is one of the most encouraging and enlightening books I have read. It is empowering to read, giving courage to women to put themselves first. The narrative is very gentle. Christine does use any harsh words and keeps her tone light at all times. In My Secret Self, she makes sure that her point comes across in the most genuine way possible. Her word choice is just perfect; she allows the reader to get interested because they want to, not because they have to. Agreeing to put yourself first is very difficult, especially for women who have been conditioned to put everyone else first. I think this book would be a great help for women who are trying to break free and learn to love themselves. Christine’s story is encouraging as well as educational for women of all ages.