This Thing of Ours a Review

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A handsome Italian film producer and a beautiful Mexican dancer. A match made on a movie set and a lavish Beverly Hills wedding. The beginning of Camille Franzese's story takes on the shade of an exotic fairy tale. But a closer look at her marriage to mafi a capo Michael Franzese exposes more than a decade of anguish endured in the shadows of her husband's crimes. The fear of arrest, the prison sentences, the house raids from federal agents-Camille lived through it all, not knowing whether her family could remain unbroken amid the turmoil and uncertainty that accompanied her husband's life of crime. 


Discover how Camille's devotion to her marriage and her faith in God's larger plan led to deliverance from devastation. Hers is a story of choices, consequences, and the prayers that hold us up when everything around us is falling down.
 


My Thoughts:

The title is eye catching, isn't it? I thought so too, when I was looking at the list of books to choose from. I chose this book because of the title, I wanted to read a wife's point of view of this life. This is not a detailed account of what goes on in a mafia family, but a few trying situations that a family went through.

I was not pulled into This Thing of Ours as I had hoped. I'm not sure if it was because of some of the bouncing around, but it was a good read.  Reading the thoughts, fears and anxiety that Cammy details is quite real. It's hard for me to believe that there were no "red flags" waving at Cammy during the early years of her relationship with Michael. The power, the money, the lifestyle ~ it all had to come from somewhere, but there was never any doubt on her part; I don't understand that.

Cammy accepts the responsibility of choosing Michael as her husband. She mentions this several times in the book. Cammy stayed devoted to her marriage through the rough years. She was blessed with her husband turning his life over to the Lord and leaving the mafia life.

*I received this book for free from Book Sneeze in return for my honest opinion.*

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By Cammy Franzese / Thomas Nelson

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