True and Constant Friends

A Book Review – by Kelly Paul When I was asked to review Kelly Paul’s new book, “True and Constant Friends” at first glance, I thought to myself, hmmm… Is this just another book about women? Boy, how wrong was I. As I began to read the book it turned out I could not wait for the next pages of the book to be turned with the anticipation of what I would discover on the following pages. It truly wasn’t just a book about “women” but about very personal stories of seven special relationships Kelly has kept along the way, in all her journeys, and with all the strong women, like her mother and grandmother as she continued to cultivate close ties from a very young age which continues to this day. One unlikely example of Kelly’s relationship “progeny “shares in her book is a very candid and special relationship that is bore out with the Kelly’s family’s housekeeper Ruby while growing up. Ruby invested time with Kelly with her candid talks and she also kept Paul’s head out of the clouds while reminding her not to forget to place her heart into the world of real people. Besides being a book about a lifetime of seven friendships, “True and Constant Friends” is a very special book that also highlights, “Brushstroke of Hope”, original works of art displayed in...

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