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Shadows Over the Sun

4.53  ·  Rating details ·  19 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Paperback, 166 pages
Published April 16th 2014 by Xlibris Corporation
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Barbara Hernandez
Jun 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Apparently, Giselle Robin wrote this book from a first-person point of view, and it couldn’t get any better!

While reading, it feels so personal and the author excites in inviting me to drench in her world. She was so accommodative telling a brave story; a magnificent survival of life. As she matures and develops in every chapter, so do I.

A cautionary and somewhat historical story (includes World War narrative from her perspective) beautifully inked in modern English language, thus reading comes
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Charles Jones
Jun 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is an inspiring story of Resilience!

An autobiography book, Shadows Over the Sun explicitly tells a story of the author, Giselle J. Robin, and her horrid yet courageous life, her optimism that served as her immunity against unimaginable adversities she went through.

She is a dare-devil.

Amid her atrocious experiences while growing up in the Nazis and witnessing the inception of World War, to her marriage and emigration to Australia, with hope and appreciation to life, she developed a winery fr
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John Smith
Jun 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Strength through vulnerability – a mantra that strongly and silently emanates Giselle Robin’s book, Shadows over the Sun.

An autobiography literature that bravely shows the innocence of a child and the challenge of being a grown-up. Robin sincerely tells every stage of her life with feelings and lessons.

As the story goes on, every chapter takes its own time to express the emotions and weaknesses that it holds – tears, pain, success, and joy.

Robin’s chapter of childhood mirrors the innocence and s
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Brian Williams
Jun 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
A woman’s vulnerability fused with her own strength – this thought mirrors the book of Giselle Robin.

Throughout the book’s chapters, Robin’s weak moments were told together with her strong ones. It’s ironic how she used her own fragility to be able to adapt to life’s complexities and not be broken easily.

The author successfully narrated her childhood and adulthood as if the scenes only happened yesterday – the story of the past that is filled with detailed experiences and actual pictures!

Robin s
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Maria Lopez
Jun 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shadows Over the Sun tells the story of a woman encountering both the simplicity and complexity of her life, together with her struggles, survival, principles, perspectives, and victories.

The book started the chapter with the author’s childhood in World War II. A very compelling chapter that urges the readers to question how a young girl survived and overcame the dark days of war, and begs to be answered as the story continues.

The second paragraph of the book says, “In spite of this negativity,
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Patricia Allen
Jun 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shadows Over the Sun is an honest autobiography of Giselle Robin. It’s a book that tells the wonderful journey of a strong and courageous woman.

Shadows Over the Sun shows the “dark side” behind the brightest days, like a shadow formed when light illuminates. It shows the times of the actual battle during World War II, and Robin’s personal battles within herself. Despite that, this book gives its readers inspiration and shows the resilience of Robin – how she strived to get back up and found spir
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Mary Hall
Jun 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shadows Over the Sun, an autobiography by Giselle Robin radiates a sense of empowerment and hope. It’s a story from a female’s point of view that empowers women – showing how a woman dominated life’s tests and struggles victoriously.

One of the chapters of the book honestly tackles the author’s experiences about being mentally challenged, getting depressed and having episodes of bipolar mental disorder. Understanding the content deeply, I have realized how Robin used her difficult moments to push
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Christopher Brown
Jun 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shadows Over the Sun by Giselle Robin is a life-manifesting book with 167 pages of human experience, conveying how cruel and unfair life is, but also how it can reinvent ourselves and enable us to rekindle our values and self-support.

This is written in chronological order – from the author’s rough World War Childhood, her marriage to a Hungarian husband, wrestling with mental disorder, her spiritual relationship, and eventually, years of life-learned happiness with related monumental images whic
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Priya Gupta
Jun 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Robin’s way of writing was pure and concise, thus exhibiting raw and pure emotions and perspectives as an imperfect individual. As you read further, it feels like a best friend finally disclosing her deepest secrets to you.

The narration of Robin’s personal accounts was simple and informative, supplementing some chapters with actual pictures of her experiences, making the story more realistic.

The last paragraph of the book says, “Life has always been my teacher. I am now embarking on a new journ
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Margaret Scott
Jun 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Have you looked closely on the cover? It is a metaphoric visual!

It accurately encapsulates the essence that the author intends to elicit to the readers.

It might appear ominous and uninspiring with the red, orange, and dark tones but it vividly colorized the hardships that the author, Giselle Robin, underwent during her childhood to overcome an illness.

The cover is in the state of dusk. As the sunlight thrived the entire day, passing through the clouds or clearness of the sky, it is a reminder t
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Linda Young
Jun 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book helped me, surprisingly!

The entire journey of the author, Giselle Robin, is very human to its core, and everyone can relate to it. Shadows Over the Sun discusses several lessons that are highly relevant and on the status quo.

Particularly, my favorite section in the book is her life having Bipolar Mental Disorder. She constantly feels worthless, irritable, sensitive, and has had suicidal thoughts.

Statistics have recently shown that the increasing cause of deaths is suicide and it’s due
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Ava WILLIAMS
Jun 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Political history, character development, mental challenges and personal triumph – these sets of life’s spectrum, sincerely depict the content of Shadows Over the Sun, an autobiography of Giselle Robin.

Robin tells her own story with a touch of pureness and innocence and candidness of emotions. Character development was told using Robin’s vulnerabilities, weaknesses, and challengers.

Robin inspiringly transcribed her mental challenges into words, a chapter of struggle and hope – bravely telling th
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Jennifer Wright
Jun 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shadows Over the Sun by Giselle Robin is about a journey of a woman starting the timeline from years of World War II, going to her marriage, emigration, business, mental challenge, and successes.

The book is an autobiography that bravely narrated the experiences of a child during World War II under Nazi. It gives us the opportunity to understand how young Giselle perceived her world that was full of chaos and injustice, and to realize how the war shaped her thinking and motivations in life.

Focusi
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Elizabeth King
Jun 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is an autobiography of its kind and an act of feminism!

When you think that things in life are already too much, the worst is yet to come.

Giselle J. Robin wrote about her life since childhood developing into a grown, resilient woman. She is a feminist figure. She did not succumb to the trials of life. She made it seemingly normal and proves that it’s just the nature and ambiguity of life and that man is capable of surpassing it, only if he believes.

It is an autobiography yet I assert that t
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Daniel Davis
Jun 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
I LOVE THIS!

I personally think it resembles the heart-wrenching story of Anne Frank and her own kind of bravery and resilience amid the chaotic and brutal world she periodically lives in, and despite her untimely death, it feels like Frank bequeath that upbringing on Giselle Robin and now, this is the book!

I was mystified and sincerely compelled the whole time I read this. The author’s life and her experience are too ambiguous and unfathomable, sporadically vile, a kind of life that surviving se
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