Traces of I is about a girl named April who was badly bullied as a child. She grew up into a woman who didn’t have much confidence. She thought she didn’t fill in, was awkward and was the plain, ugly woman. She had bad relationships in the past where her boyfriend treated her badly by ignoring her and then cheated on her.
April is almost 30 years old when she meets a gentleman named Shaun who treats her like a princess. He likes her for her – the sweet girl with boring clothes and plain looks. She has trouble opening up to him about her past since she still lacks self-confidence.
Eventually, she starts opening up and becomes more comfortable with Shaun. She decides to start changing her appearance by getting her hair dyed blonde and putting on make-up. This improves how April feels and makes her feel more confident. The changes in her life start affecting her love life and makes her ponder life.
I really enjoyed this book. April is relatable as the normal girl who was an ugly duckling who eventually blossoms into a beautiful swan. She wants to feel good and does what she wants. She feels confident when she starts making changes. I know every woman wants to look and feel sexy which makes us feel good and gives us self-confidence. I believe that women should do what they want to feel empowered. The quote “You must love yourself before you love another.” applies to April’s story. She had to learn how to love herself before she could love another person.
The book also talks about relationships and how complicated they can be. Both people in the relationship are dealing with creating a life together and the things that happen that can affect them. Sometimes love isn’t enough.
The moral of the story is that you should be happy with yourself. If you want to improve yourself, go do it. Your real friends will stay with you while you go through your journey. Another thing I learned from Traces of I was that men should love women for who they are inside and out. A person who looks beautiful on the outside isn’t necessarily a nice person. Beauty fades and personality remains.
My Rating: (4.1 / 5)
Tracy Kiss will be donating the first £1,000.00 of her books sales to support an anti-bullying charity to raise awareness for victims and provide support for those going through such difficult times.
Take part in Tracy’s social experiment by taking a selfie with your eyes shut placing a finger over your lips and including the hashtags #TracesOfI and #IamApril.
Closing your eyes is showing that your beauty comes from within, with a finger over the lips reminding people to consider the feelings of others rather than passing ill-informed judgment.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Tracy Kiss. All opinions are my own.
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