Title: Blind Acceptance
Author: Sandra Pimentel
Genre: Non-Fiction, Autobiography
Page Count: 297
Release Date: November 7, 2016
The evolution of a marriage of true partners maturing and changing, grappling with personal and family issues, plays out before a backdrop of the social and political upheaval of the latter half of the 20th century, bringing surprises, challenges, and blessings.
In Blind Acceptance, the author experiences a metamorphosis as she confronts the realities of war, racism, and the cultural changes for women of her time. With an innate sense of our inter-connectedness and an unwavering trust in humankind, the author and her steadfastly supportive and delightfully irreverent husband perpetuate a family legacy of caring for others without reservation.
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This in no way effects my overall rating of this book.
I did not know what to expect when going into this book. I don’t usually read non-fiction books, let along autobiographies. I’m glad to say that I enjoyed this.
Sandra Pimentel has written a wonderful account of her accomplished life. She is caring and compassionate and the one rule in life she lives by is Blind Acceptance – making the title of the book appropriately named.
I found the writing to be simplistic but I felt the raw emotions that our narrator had during each moment in her life – whether it be her husband at war, struggling with cancer, the death of a loved one, or the struggles of not knowing what to do in the face of trouble – she always wrote with wonderful prose.
It takes a skilled writer to do this. Pimentel did it perfectly throughout the novel. Her tone was balanced and even throughout the story, never explaining too much but giving the readers the right amount of information so that they knew what was going on and what they could possibly expect in the future.
Finding this type of balance is very difficult. The reason I usually don’t pick up autobiographies or biographies is because usually the narrator doesn’t have that balance. They either over-explain or don’t explain enough.
The events that unfolded in this book were very interesting as well. I wasn’t expecting to be so intrigued to read what would happen next since it’s not a work of fiction but I found myself holding onto the edge of my seat and holding my breath during some parts.
A lot happened in this short book chronicling the life of a very important person. Sandra Pimentel and her husband did what others wouldn’t have done for people in need. They spoke against racists in small Southern towns and protected those that needed protection when nobody else would’ve.
They took in a foster child from a different country and made her their own. They saved lives and made lives better even if it was only for a short time. It was truly inspiring to read a book like this.
Blind Acceptance is such a simple concept that the author gets from her father. Don’t judge people by their appearance – accept them blindly and give them the kindness you would give a friend.
It’s literally that simple. I wish there were more people in the world like this. If there were, the world would certainly be a better place.
My Rating: 5 Stars
Overall, a wonderful book chronicling the life of an inspiring woman that blindly accepts those that others would have never thought to accept themselves. A book about simple kindness and overcoming differences and hardships.
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