I can’t even begin to tell you how much I enjoyed this memoir. Y’all, I read it all in two days — TWO DAYS — in the thick of end-of-school busyness. I laughed (poor preggers Alex accidentally locked inside the bathroom with her sick toddler on the other side) and cried (Alex and hubby Derek at the scene of Derek’s grandfather’s Normandy landing), and relished a joyous range of emotion in between.
This is a memoir for any woman, but perhaps especially for the one who’s had to grapple with childhood hurts.
When I finished, I wanted nothing more than to sit across from Alex for an hour or four to continue exploring the rich themes and insights she uncovered. It made me think twice about my roles as mother, daughter, wife, friend — and ultimately own my role as THE Artist’s daughter.
The Artist’s Daughter: a memoir by Alexandra Kuykendall
About the book: (from the publisher) It takes a lifetime to know what–and who–defines you.
When Alexandra Kuykendall became a mother it was the beginning of a soul-searching journey that took her into her past and made her question everything she’d experienced–and a lot of what she hadn’t. The only daughter of a single, world-traveling mother and an absent artist father, Alexandra shares her unique quest to answer universal questions: Am I lovable? Am I loved? Am I loving?
In short, moving episodes, Alexandra transports readers into a life that included a childhood in Europe, a spiritual conversion marked more by questions than answers, a courtship in the midst of a call to be with troubled teens, marriage and motherhood–and always, always, the question of identity. Through her personal journey, women will discover their own path to understanding the shape of their lives and a deeper sense of God’s intimate presence within it.Loved this heartwarming, affirming memoir by @Alex_Kuykendall. THE ARTIST'S DAUGHTER. Highly… Click To Tweet
About the author: Alexandra Kuykendall lives in Denver with her husband, Derek, and their four daughters. She is the author of The Artist’s Daughter and Loving My Actual Life and co-hostess of The Open Door Sistherhood Podcast. Her newest book Loving My Actual Christmas releases in September.
Thanks to the author for providing me this book free of charge. All opinions are mine.
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