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Reviewed by Bruce Arrington for Readers' Favorite
When Daisies and Thunderstorms Collide by Isabel Scheck is a sensitive, personal and private account of unrequited love. It describes, compares and contrasts two individuals: a woman who is described like a daisy, with its beauty and fragility; and a man who is described like a thunderstorm, strong, loud, and powerful. I also appreciate the carefully chosen summary at the end of each page; Scheck uses these in case the man misses the point of her poem. The woman is incredibly in love with this man, and she goes through a roller coaster ride of varied experiences throughout the “relationship”. The love she feels for him is, unfortunately, not a two-way street.
This book is simply marvelous, I can’t think of a better word. It is honest yet sweet and gentle in its communication. A book of this kind might be full of bitter and harsh words, but the self-control portrayed from the author demonstrates a maturity and a beauty within that is able to handle the situation and weather the storm. Yes, there is hurt, at times there is hope that the relationship might turn, but ultimately her feelings are for naught. And this is real life, as painful as it is. When Daisies and Thunderstorms Collide by Isabel Scheck is a book where I see the true value in helping others who have been, or are going through, a similar situation. Relationships blossom and break apart all the time in our world, and this powerful tool can help readers see themselves through the eyes of another, and use it to move on. Highly recommended.