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As she enters adulthood in the turbulent 1970s, Sylvie thinks the way to change a violent world is to become a peaceful person. Yet she slowly sees how a childhood trauma thwarts her peaceful intentions and leads her to men with a dark side – including Enzo, the man she marries. Even as his behavior becomes increasingly volatile, she believes she can make things better wit ...more
Kindle Edition, 328 pages
Published February 21st 2021 by Flower Press
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Deborah Vance
Nov 23, 2020 is currently reading it  ·  (Review from the author)
Set in the 1960-1970s, Sylvie Denied traces a young woman's quest fo find the truth about herself and the world as she comes of age in confusing times. Her journey takes her across the Atlantic and the American continent and into a tumultuous marriage.
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Piper
Feb 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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Sylvie Denied

This is my first book by this author. Sylvie is a young woman.
Set in the 1960-1970s this is about a women finding her own way and coming of age. Sylvie is trying to change a man Enzo after discovering his dark side. When this behaviour starts to negatively affect her and her daughters life she takes action. The lead up to the main grit of the story is very well written and gets you engaged with the characters as you can emphasis with them. I found her relationship with her dad well
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Patty Pieczka
Mar 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Deb Clark Vance breathes life into both story and characters in Sylvie Denied. In her efforts to resolve tangled relationships and situations, Sylvie leads us through the ancient village of Nogare Italy where “walls and streets were formed of round stones dug from the nearby stream. . . Its winding passageways donkey-cart wide, its link to the world a dirt path.” In Wilmette she learns there can be a dark side to suburban America, and South Dakota leads her to encounter a Native American spiritu ...more
Bobbi Wagner
Feb 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this emotional dark story. This is a new author for me and I cant wait to see what is next for her. This is a well developed story that has attention to details that made the story feel realistic. This is a story that is written with alot of emotion and heart. The characters are connectable and brought the story to life. Sylvie thinks the way to change her past is to become a good peaceful person. Is she right or wrong in her thinking? As she fights her demons from her past childhood, ...more
Marsha
Mar 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
Vance artfully and accurately portrays the coming of age of a young midwestern woman  in the turbulent 60s. She captures the birthing of second wave feminism as Sylvie struggles with what has become an expanding role for women and the nascent support being offered by the burgeoning feminist movement. The tensions that wove through the generations as young adults turned away from their parents values and the radical choices that seemed political correct, but were not always sustainable, are beaut ...more
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Feb 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
This book is an emotional ride. Sometimes we accept the love we think we deserve. Do you try and change somebody who is beyond changing, who isn’t worthy of your compassion because you feel like you shouldn’t do better because of your own darkness? This story explores that, quite well. Sylvie did believe that love could change someone, that to counter their harshness you be extra kind. But sometimes somebody is just pure toxic and volatile.

Sylvie learns that lesson, she grows from it. She sprea
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Kelly Long
Feb 12, 2021 rated it liked it
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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing this book in exchange for an honest review. While the book's description sounded good to me, I had a hard time getting into the story and had to read it in short stints. I can't quite put my finger on why but part of it was that I didn't feel strongly about any of the characters. Overall, it's not a bad book. And maybe I'll give it another try in the future. ...more
Kelly Kay Erwin
Mar 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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This is my first book by this author. I enjoyed this emotionally dark story, it took me on a ride. The connect ability of the characters is what brought this story alive. Can’t wait to see what’s next from this author.
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