Widows Walk is an utterly fascinating journey of adventure as we follow a devout Catholic divorce and mother of two through an awakening of her mind, spirit and body.
Mr. Weene has intertwined morality, religion and passion while writing in the first person, not an easy task to undertake by any means. His selections of adjectives are perfect as he describes the emotions and thoughts of his characters. Each written word produces clarity in description, be it background, person or idea. I grew quite intimate with each character and grew to hold them dear to my heart.
His heroine, Mary Flannagan, portrays the loneliness and rigidity imposed when she is left to care for her invalid son, Sean, while estranged from her daughter, Kathleen. For her entire life, she has kept her true feelings and thoughts deep within, living a rather pious life, centered on her Catholic upbringing and love, or perhaps fears, of God. She is a true giver of care and concern for others, yet never herself. You wonder why she would be afraid to allow others near or to partake in any enjoyment other than the church.
The readers will find his or herself questioning their own personal way of life as well as their spiritual belief system. I doubt many would have the strength of character that Mrs. Flannagan portrays. Not only did I laugh and chuckle at Mary’s antics and foolish thoughts but cried from feelings of happiness and great sadness.
Mr. Kenneth Weene has accomplished a masterpiece of storytelling. As a reviewer, I normally will find a flaw or two within any story. To my amazement and astonishment, there was neither within the Widows Walk. It has been years since this reviewer has read such an entertaining, enjoyable and memorable story.
In ending, I must give this work the highest rating of 5 stars and look forward to what Weene may be conjuring up in his head for the next tale.