Arabelle's Shadows

* I received a complimentary copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.


270 pages
Smashwords (2012)


 Everything in Arabelle's life is coming together. She has confidence, great friends, she's even dating Naak, a wealthy Thai socialite. But there are too many models in Bangkok. Arabelle’s broke, she can’t find an agent in New York, and Naak isn’t as wonderful as he first appears.

Slowly the Shadows creep back into Arabelle’s mind, bringing with them thoughts of hopelessness and despair. The vile Shadows know something Arabelle’s refusing to remember and, if she’s not careful, they’ll use it to destroy her.

Based on a true story, Arabelle’s Shadows takes us on a journey through the struggles of growing up, not quite making it as an international model, and attempting to overcome a crushing depression.

My Thoughts:

 Loosely based on the author's life this book tells the story of Arabelle's desire to make it as a model and her fight to overcome depression- what she calls her "Shadows". The book is told in diary form and flashbacks- I thought the shifts in time flowed nicely back and forth. I couldn't get much into the passages about her modeling but when she described her fight to overcome depression I found myself engrossed in that story. I rooted for her and found myself hoping she'd finally find happiness.For that alone I recommend the book.


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