The House


Fiction - Drama
312 Pages
Reviewed on 07/05/2011
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Author Biography

Anjuelle Floyd is a wife of twenty-nine years, mother of three, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in mother-daughter relations, and dream work.
She is the author of Keeper of Secrets…Translations of an Incident, a collection of interconnected short stories, and a novel, The House, October 2010. Her 3rd book, and second novel, Seasons in Purdah, is due out Spring 2012.
A graduate of Duke University, she received her MA in Counseling Psychology from The California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco. She has attended the Dominican Institute of Philosophy and Theology, Berkeley, California.
Anjuelle earned a MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College, Port Townsend, Washington. She has also received certificates of participation from The Hurston-Wright Writers’ Week and The Voices of Our Nations Writing Workshops.
A student of Process Painting for over a decade, Anjuelle has participated in the annual Art of Living Black Exhibitions 2004 through 2011 held at the Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California.

Anjuelle hosts a blog talk radio show, Book Talk, Creativity and Family Matters www.blogtalkradio.com/anjuellefloyd
Read Anjuelle’s blogs and more about her @: www.anjuellefloyd.com

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lynette Fowlston for Readers' Favorite

The House by Anjuelle Floyd is about Anna Manning who stayed with her husband for thirty-five years, through the birth of their four children, and now all she wants is to be free...free from the years of infidelity, the years of spending weeks on end alone while her husband was out of town working and never alone. The only things that kept her going were her children and the house. Anna fights for her share of the home and her part of the money, but her husband refuses to sell. When he finally agrees, she knows something is wrong. She soon learns he is dying and only has 3-to-6 months to live. How can she leave him now? As the house draws the family back together again, all their problems from the years back emerge. Will Edward's pending death bring the family closer together or tear them further apart?

This book was really hard to put down. It has what most all readers enjoy: drama, love/ hate relationships, fears, lessons in life. Spousal and child abuse do not have to be physical; emotional abuse can cause more problems as it's rarely seen, and children take what they have seen into their adult lives. There could be no better title for this book. The House has seen and felt it all, and now for a short time, it has them all back together. This is a beautiful story, and I highly recommend it.