Saturday, July 30, 2011

Grip by Nina Hamberg

GRIP....the perfect title for this beautifully and very well-written memoir.   The intense situations also add meaning and clarification to the title.

Nina Hamburg allows you into her life letting you feel her desires, her trepidation, her decisions, and her retrospect.  You will follow her through all the good and bad of her life feeling her pain and wondering what you would do in similar circumstances. 

The intensity of the novel will keep your interest, and you will respect Nina for her resiliency and strength.  It is a powerful story of a life spent looking for love.  She had to look hard for love and usually found it, but the love she found was usually a struggle.  The day of her wedding to Lee seemed to be the time she did find love...her wedding and her vows were very touching and beautiful, but that didn't last long.

I admire Nina for her strength and her determination at finding love and releasing the lifetime demons she struggled with.  I also admire her for her commitment to David and the happiness they share.

I enjoyed the book......the writing was absolutely phenomenal even though the subject matter was quite intense.  4/5


  1. Hi Elizabeth,
    Hope all is well with you and your sister is doing good.

  2. Great review, I'll have to pick it up :-)

  3. Sometimes writing must be intense and graphic; there's no other way to tell the story.