My Review of Fifteen First Times: Beginnings: A Collection of Indelible Firsts by D.G. Kaye #Memories #Humour #Nostalgia

Book Description:

This book is a collection of stories about some of Kaye’s first-time experiences with life’s most natural events. Told through the intimate conversational writing we’ve come to know from this author, poignant personal steppingstones to learning moments are revealed. She encompasses the heart of each matter with sincerity and sprinkled inflections of humor.

From first kiss to first car to walking in the desert with four-inch heels, Kaye’s short coming-of-age stories take us through her awakenings and important moments of growth, often without warning. Some good and some not, life lessons are learned through trial and error, winging it, and navigating by the seat of her pants.

My Review:

Fifteen First Times is a collection of short but evocative memoirs by D G Kaye. I actually wasn’t sure what to expect when I first started to read. All I knew was that, having read various other books by this author, and having always admired her intimate writing style, I was in for a treat. I wasn’t disappointed.

 Although brought up in a different country with a background that was poles apart from my own, I found myself nodding, reminiscing, and recognising so many of her firsts. Indeed I would go so far as to say, that many women would recognise something of themselves, something of their own experiences, in what these recollections bring to mind, wherever they have lived.

 The poignancy of some of the stories brought tears, others a “laugh out loud” moment. But all are written with integrity and complete openness, something I always anticipate from D G Kaye. It’s like sharing and swopping tales from our youths. We have all had our “firsts” in our lives, and this compilation of memories is a treat that makes the reader sit back and reminisce – very satisfying.

So I would urge any reader to immerse themselves in this book… to enjoy and reflect on their own “firsts”. That’s what this author’s words brought out in me. Highly recommended.

As I say above, I have read other books by D G Kaye, and never been disappointed. The following are a couple from quite a while ago; around the first time I came across this author. As you will see, I’ve been impressed by her writing for many years. Do check them out…

https://tinyurl.com/547bkmz4

https://tinyurl.com/mt7ftnem

And this post from Debby when she took part in my last series of Places in Our Memories: https://tinyurl.com/2mcnz87s

15 thoughts on “My Review of Fifteen First Times: Beginnings: A Collection of Indelible Firsts by D.G. Kaye #Memories #Humour #Nostalgia

  1. Oh wow Judith. How to make my day! Thank you for this heartfelt and insightful review of my book Judith. One thing I know, you always get me! Thank you again, and Happy, Healthy New Year to you my Lovely. ❤ xxx

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  2. Great review, Judith. I haven’t read this book yet, but I am also familiar with Debby’s writing, and I agree with your comments and recommendations. Congratulations to Debby on another endorsement of her latest. 🙂

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