Monochrome

Monochrome[Epub] ➝ Monochrome Author H.M. Jones – Bluevapours.co.uk What would you do to save your most precious memories That s the question that Abigail Bennet, a new mother, must answer in this dark fantasyThe cries of her new baby throw Abigail into rage and despe What would you do to save your most precious memories That s the question that Abigail Bennet, a new mother, must answer in this dark fantasyThe cries of her new baby throw Abigail into rage and desperation Frightened by foreign anger and overwhelming depression, the first time mother decides to end her life to spare the life of her only child But before she acts on her dark intuition, she is overcome by a panic attack and blacks outWhen she awakes, everything is blue the trees, the grass, the rocks and still, scentless sky above her Everything except the face of the man who stands over her He is Ishmael Dubois and claims to be her Guide through the dangerous world of Monochrome, a physical manifestation of the depressed mind But in a place where good memories are currency, nightmares walk, and hopeless people are hired to bring down those who still have the will to live, Abigail starts to wonder if she ll ever make it back to her family Despite her growing feelings for her handsome, mysterious Guide, Abigail must fight for the life she once wished to take or fade into the blue.

HM Jones is the BRAG Medallion author of Monochrome, to be re released by Feminine Collective in Aug She is also responsible for the Attempting to Define poetry quartet and has contributed a short story to Master s of Time A Sci Fi and Fantasy Time Travel Anthology, entitled The Light Storm of A bestseller only in her mind, Jones pays the electric bill by teaching English and research courses at Northwest Indian College Jones is also the moderator for Elite Indie Reads, a review website for Indie and Self published booksBesides buying enough second hand books to fill a library, Jones loves to spend time helping her preschoolers grow into thinking, feeling citizens of this world, run, weave, pull with the Port Gamble S Klallam Canoe Family and attempt to deserve her handsome husband, who is helping pay the other bills until his wife becomes the next big thing.

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    iOS for the iPad is the biggest iOS release ever Guide through the dangerous world of Monochrome, a physical manifestation of the depressed mind But in a place where good memories are currency, nightmares walk, and hopeless people are hired to bring down those who still have the will to live, Abigail starts to wonder if she ll ever make it back to her family Despite her growing feelings for her handsome, mysterious Guide, Abigail must fight for the life she once wished to take or fade into the blue."/>
  • ebook
  • 289 pages
  • Monochrome
  • H.M. Jones
  • English
  • 09 July 2018

10 thoughts on “Monochrome

  1. Elle Jacklee says:

    Hauntingly beautiful That s the best way I can think of to describe this book Admittedly, I didn t think, at first blush, that this was the type of book I would normally gravitate toward But I d heard a lot of buzz about it, so I entered a giveaway for it Lucky for me, I won I ll confess that at first I braced myself for what I thought would be a somewhat dark read given that Abigail, the main character, suffers from post partum depression Not that I mind a dark read, just that I have to Hauntingly beautiful That s the best way I can think of to describe this book Admittedly, I didn t think, at first blush, that this was the type of book I would normally gravitate toward But I d heard a lot of buzz about it, so I entered a giveaway for it Lucky for me, I won I ll confess that at first I braced myself for what I thought would be a somewhat dark read given that Abigail, the main character, suffers from post partum depression Not that I mind a dark read, just that I have to psychologically prepare for it While I do feel a lot of sympathy for anyone who has suffered with this terrible affliction, I find it hard to get my mind around it as my experience of becoming a mother was just the opposite For people like me, it s difficult to fully grasp what PPD would be like This book goes a long way toward describing it, helping to illuminate it That, in and of itself, makes this book a success.But it s not at all what I expected Jones takes a dark subject and imbues it with light This is an excellent book which serves two purposes, in my opinion First, as a form of entertainment Not in a light and fluffy kind of way not that I don t enjoy a good light and fluffy read now and then , but in a gritty, glue you to your seat, can t look away kind of way Second, I think it serves as a kind of window to what the world might look like through the eyes of someone who struggles with PPD In that way, it has a weight, an importance I think someone who has had PPD would find this book comforting and therapeutic The psychological journey that Abigail, the main character, goes on is probably one that many could identify with and have that feeling of, Someone gets me, she understands For those of us who are fortunate enough to not know what it s like, Jones paints an eye opening, intense and artistic picture I was glued to the pages from the very beginning Abigail, overwhelmed with the stress of a newborn and the toll it s taking on her and her marriage, has a breakdown which transports her to Monochrome, a sad, darkly blue literally and figuratively world filled with hopeless, depressed people who wanted to die, but ended up in Monochrome instead In this place, the currency is, for most, their own memories And just like in the real world, everything costs, including the bare necessities like food and shelter Theexpensive the price tag, thevaluable the memory to pay for it Not surprisingly, many of Monochrome s residents turn to alcohol to dull the pain of their existence as they re losingandof themselves with every memory transaction This starts them on a vicious cycle that many will never recover from.Everyone is assigned a Guide upon arriving in Monochrome, and Abigail s is Ishmael, a troubled, brooding, young man who is haunted by plenty of his own personal demons He, and other employees of Monochrome, earn actual currency so that they don t always have to pay with memories But despite that perk, job turnover is high as many are driven to suicide, having arrived with problems and regrets that only seem to intensify in their new, depressing environment There is supposedly a way out, but most are too weak of will to bother to try to leave At first I thought that it was ironic that people would end up here if they were only going to get worse But as the plot progressed, I came to understand that for someone like Abigail, the desperation of this world helped her to see all that she had to be thankful for Her generous spirit is a beacon of hope for others whose worst side was brought out by their time in Monochrome I love the character of Abigail She s very real, with all her flaws Her terrible thoughts that most would never admit to having are laid bare for the reader to see But despite her difficulties adjusting to the new world order that happens when a baby arrives, she s a very generous, compassionate person who, like many who ve been stressed to the nth degree with the demands of taking care of a family, has a hard time recognizing the value in her life Though the story is mainly about finding a way to get Abigail out of this desperate place and home to her family, I couldn t help rooting for Ishmael too He s very hard on himself, and he s so much better than he gives himself credit for But he starts to see the possibility of redemption if he can just help Abigail get home Anyone who likes poetry will enjoy the snippets from classic poets that are interspersed throughout, highlighting Abigail s and Ihsmael s mutual love of poetry Before I give away too much, I ll stop here by saying simply, I highly recommend this book It s well written, well paced with strong characters, vivid descriptions, and a riveting plot Read it

  2. A.C. Fuller says:

    In Monochrome, H.M Jones paints a dark but recognizable world that reflects the main character s internal state Gloomy, drooping navy trees, the midnight sky and strange silver light frosting the tips of the blue grass The main character, Abigail, ends up in Monochrome after a breakdown brought on by postpartum depression Structurally, I noticed a similarity to The Wizard of Oz a female protagonist thrust into an alternate reality after having difficulties in her regular life And, just l In Monochrome, H.M Jones paints a dark but recognizable world that reflects the main character s internal state Gloomy, drooping navy trees, the midnight sky and strange silver light frosting the tips of the blue grass The main character, Abigail, ends up in Monochrome after a breakdown brought on by postpartum depression Structurally, I noticed a similarity to The Wizard of Oz a female protagonist thrust into an alternate reality after having difficulties in her regular life And, just like in Oz, the alternate reality turns out not to be an escape, but a way of understanding and appreciating life Unlike Oz, though, some of the characters that inhabit Monochrome are violent and cruel, and Abigail must delve into some dark memories to make it through.Anyone who has lived with depression will be able to relate to Abigail s situation, and readers will be awed by the way Jones is able to translate feelings into a physical world But despite the dark themes, the book is not depressing If you ve ever struggled with finding meaning in the little things of everyday life, this book will inspire you And the poetic writing will linger with you long after you ve finished the book Highly recommended

  3. DJ says:

    3 5 Rating Originally posted at MyLifeMyBooksMyEscapeHighly original and emotional story about the power and worth of memories Disclaimer I was provided with a review copy from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.I read H.M Jones s short story, The Light Storm of 2015 my review , from The Master of Time A Science Fiction and Fantasy Time Travel Anthology earlier this year and loved everything about I gave it a 5 star rating, which, if you follow my blog, you know is a rare occurren 3 5 Rating Originally posted at MyLifeMyBooksMyEscapeHighly original and emotional story about the power and worth of memories Disclaimer I was provided with a review copy from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.I read H.M Jones s short story, The Light Storm of 2015 my review , from The Master of Time A Science Fiction and Fantasy Time Travel Anthology earlier this year and loved everything about I gave it a 5 star rating, which, if you follow my blog, you know is a rare occurrence When I was offered a chance to review this novel, I was hesitant at first because I wasn t sure is this type of story as me, but, because of that short story, I had to check it out And I m glad I did.Abigail is at her breaking point she can t handle her baby any She puts her new born down beside its crib and leaves it to go to her bedroom, shutting the door to block the crying out This is when negative thoughts start to fill her head she is a bad mother, bad wife she doesn t deserve to happy her family would happier without her she should just kill herself.While thinking these thing, she suddenly starts to get tunnel vision, and then falls and faints When she opens her eyes, she is the woods but the trees look blue And sitting above her is a man named Ishmael.Abigail believes she has been kidnapped and demands to know where her baby is, and that he return her baby right away The man, Ishmael, tell her that is not what has happened, and he doesn t know where her baby is Abigail is now is place called Monochrome A place for the depressed and the suicidal a place for those who have given up on life and happiness.Ishmael had been to sent to find her, because he is Guide, and it is his job to lead her out of Monochrome if that s what she wants However, leaving Monochrome is not a simple as walking through gate.Abigail s faith and love for her husband, her love and care for her baby, and determination to return to them will constantly be tested But when she is losing her memories of home like her wedding day and baby s birth will she want to return home Will Abigail believe that her family is better off with or without her There are dark and depressing places in fantasy, and Monochrome is right up there with the most depressing of them all It is filled with people who have either tried to commit suicide or have seriously thought of committing it People are literally without happy thoughts any and live in their own self pity and nightmares People lie, murder, steal, and rape everyday all to get a happy memory Why are happy memories so important Because happy memories are used as currency Food, water, shelter, clothes they all cost memories I will get in to this memory as currency system later, but the people who have already been taken to Monochrome, believe that no one wants them back home And now, if they have to give up all there happy memories, they will only remember the bad moments So, if these people have nothing happy reminding them of home, they will start to believe that people at home actually do hate them, and then, well, why would they want to leave Monochrome Abigail is a wife and mother who is suffering from postpartum depression PPD When we first meet Abigail, she is walking away from her baby, and you going to think this is a horrible mother But, once she leaves the room, and you hear what she is filling her head with, these extremely scary and negative thoughts about her self and what she thinks is best for her family, you are instantly going over to sympathy Then, once she ends up in Monochrome, despite what she has to go through, is relentlessly determined to get back home to her family.Readers may think that because of her PPD and journey home, Abigail would be 100% sympathetic, however, I found that was not always the case Mainly because of Ishmael Ishmael is stuck or doesn t want to leave Monochrome himself, and it is his job to guide Abigail out, if it what she chooses Almost right away she develops an attraction to Ishmael, and over time Ishmael develops feeling for her The problem with this Abigail is married with a baby I was really torn with this A lot times I would get caught in the moment and be begging for them to kiss and finally just do it But then suddenly I would remember that Abigail is married with a baby , and this thing with Ishmael is cheating Ishmael makes it no secret that he has feeling for Abigail, but Abigail never really shuts him down He makes a lot of forward jokes wink wink , that I thought would have ended him up with a good slap to the face, but Abigail kind of laughs them off too or goes with them I can t blame Ishmael for them he lives in literally the most depressing place, and meets a girl who he likes, likes him back, and who has never even really hinted at wanting him to stop So does this makes Abigail a bad person Not really either Yes she has family, but the reason she is here, is because she thought she was worthless and they were better off without So, when she meets a man who likes her, and starts to lose happy memories of her home, well, again, might it makes sense for her to stay in Monochrome with Ishmael This memory currency I have been alluding to is amazing Memories come in various colors values From purple, being something like minor, like a memory of how much fun you had a party in high school, to gold memories, where these are major events in your life, like the first day you meet you future husband wife or your actual wedding day For example we all that one annoying friend, but we still love them probably because the first time we met them was or we know something personal about them Now, say you lose that memory All you have left is that they re an annoying person, and suddenly you start to wonder why you re were friends with them Now, imagine that for all you loved ones.It was because of the moments we saw in Abigail s memories that I loved her character and reading this story H.M Jones is phenomenal at writing emotional scenes and building that character reader relationship Each of memories is a single event in Abigail life, and every single one of them from purple to gold caused me to take pause because of how powerful they felt.Yes, there is a romance theme here, but no, this is NOT a romance novel this is a fantasy story first and foremost However, the struggle Abigail faces between chooses Ishmael and her husband is central to the plot.There are a few things I would have liked to seen such as Abigail strugglingto decide wether or not to return home especially after she looses some of herimportant memories and I would have loved to explore Monochrome worldtoo, but these were nothing that took away from story This is very compelling read and I enjoyed reading it the whole time There was actually a surpassing amount of tense moments in the plot, too there are people who run Monochrome, whose mission is to make sure Abigail doesn t leave Monochrome, no matter what , and a couple good twists in the plot.After reading Monochrome I still don t necessarily think this story was for me which I why the 3 rating There is enough fantasy to keep that part of me satisfied, and while the love story in the plot is great, it was a bit too much for my preference Even if I had known this before hand though, I still would have read it, because it is a good story.What made me love her short story the power of her emotional writing was here is full force, and is why I enjoyed this novel If you are reader who looks for emotions in their story, H.M Jones is the author for you 3 5 Rating DJ

  4. Kyra Halland says:

    Monochrome is a strikingly original tale of a young wife and mother who, overwhelmed with post partum depression and fears about her marriage, comes close to giving up on life When she awakens from a panic attack, she finds herself in the strange, dark world of Monochrome fittingly colored blue , where good memories are the highly coveted currency With the help of her guide, Ishmael, she has the chance to find her way back to the life she no longer wants to leave behind but at what cost I l Monochrome is a strikingly original tale of a young wife and mother who, overwhelmed with post partum depression and fears about her marriage, comes close to giving up on life When she awakens from a panic attack, she finds herself in the strange, dark world of Monochrome fittingly colored blue , where good memories are the highly coveted currency With the help of her guide, Ishmael, she has the chance to find her way back to the life she no longer wants to leave behind but at what cost I love the idea of a world where you have to pay your way by giving up memories The book takes a close look at the different kinds of memories we have from nice ones that we could live without to those memories that define who and what we are and how giving up even the ones that don t seem significant affects our perceptions of our whole selves It really made me think about what memories I would give up if I had to and in Monochrome, only good memories are valid currency, you can keep the bad ones The thought was chilling.Ishmael and Abby are both appealing characters I especially liked Ishmael, the deeply wounded young man who never made it out of Monochrome and instead took a job of trying to help others find their way out I would like to knowabout his past, and his future I m also intrigued by how the world of Monochrome came to be, and would love to readabout that and about the menacing Boss, who rules Monochrome.There s some action, but this is mostly an introspective book, with long conversations between Ishmael and Abby, two very articulate and self aware young people They are both also poetry buffs, and quote a lot of Romantic as in style, not in lovey dovey poetry to each other.Monochrome is a dark book, but also filled with hope and beauty Recommended if you re looking for a fantasy urban fantasy paranormal that will make you slow down and think and feel

  5. Beem Weeks says:

    This author went to college to become a writer Unfortunately, even the best school can t teach the art of storytelling Monochrome, by H.M Jones, is littered with all kinds of examples of telling rather than showing.She reached toward her baby and thought about shaking her She looked down at her red faced child and wanted She screamed as loudly as she could She found that she was able to rub her eyes The story wanders along telling us what the characters are doing rather than showing us their This author went to college to become a writer Unfortunately, even the best school can t teach the art of storytelling Monochrome, by H.M Jones, is littered with all kinds of examples of telling rather than showing.She reached toward her baby and thought about shaking her She looked down at her red faced child and wanted She screamed as loudly as she could She found that she was able to rub her eyes The story wanders along telling us what the characters are doing rather than showing us their actions, showing us their thoughts, showing us their fears And that s a shame because the story itself is quite intriguing There s a darkness that dares readers to look closer But Show, don t tell is a common phrase in the world of fiction writing, and H.M Jones missed out on the opportunity to really shine with this novel.The subject matter is what drew me to this story My ex wife battled postpartum depression after the birth of our second child It s a scary situation to live through for both the one suffering and the ones closest to the sufferer Jones s story offers pieces of that darkness that I certainly found recognizable The author manages an original story here, with a solid concept However, that old show don t tell thing really killed the enjoyment for me.She wondered if dying hurt The author is telling us that this character is wondering about death rather than showing us the character s thoughts, feelings, and fears Unfortunately, for some writers, show don t tell is something not easily grasped I m hoping it s not a difficult transition for H.M Jones, as I m certainly looking forward to better work from this author

  6. Austin Collins says:

    Monochrome opens with a woman experiencing acute postpartum depression Afraid she will hurt her crying baby, she locks herself in the bathroom Believing that her husband and child would be better off without her, she contemplates suicide Suddenly, she loses consciousness, waking to find herself in a strange and dangerous alternate reality.The three most obvious comparisons are to The Pilgrim s Progress by John Bunyan 1678 , Lewis Carroll s Alice s Adventures in Wonderland 1865 and L Frank Monochrome opens with a woman experiencing acute postpartum depression Afraid she will hurt her crying baby, she locks herself in the bathroom Believing that her husband and child would be better off without her, she contemplates suicide Suddenly, she loses consciousness, waking to find herself in a strange and dangerous alternate reality.The three most obvious comparisons are to The Pilgrim s Progress by John Bunyan 1678 , Lewis Carroll s Alice s Adventures in Wonderland 1865 and L Frank Baum s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz 1900 I was also reminded of Inferno, the first part of Dante Alighieri s 14th century epic poem Divine Comedy Monochrome s protagonist Abigail must embark upon a symbolic journey on foot through the eponymous realm, a trek fraught with peril In order to escape and return home, she must pass a series of psychological tests Playing the part of the Roman poet Virgil Dante s spirit guide through the Underworld in Inferno is the enigmatic figure Ishmael, a cigarette smoking, literature quoting loner who may or may not be a Tyler Durden like character, and whose true agenda and even existence is uncertain The yellow brick road they must follow is a pebble path through the dark woods that seems to appear and disappear under Ishmael s control If she succeeds in crossing the border, he explains, Abigail can return to her husband Jason and her infant daughter Ruby.The primary currency of Monochrome is memories Memories are ranked by color to indicate how pleasant and important they are The loveliest and most vital memories are highly prized Paying for essentials such as lodging and food means giving up memories The longer a visitor remains in Monochrome, thememories he or she must sell, until eventually he or she loses all sense of self and becomes a lost, wandering soul with no will to break free, a permanent resident.Along the way, Abigail encounters allegorical figures including Snakes, Traders and Roamers, and a mysterious, menacing presence known only as the boss Monochrome is a grim story, full of existential despair The world Jones describes is cruel, violent and unforgiving, populated by criminals and prostitutes, a sad and desperate place Trigger warning the plot includesthan one attempted rape Monochrome is a black fantasy, a gloomy and nihilistic exploration of what it means to be depressed to the point of questioning one s desire to continue to live Those who have struggled with depression may take comfort in this story, which offers a glimmer of hope, but I can also see how some might find it upsetting, especially when it hits too close to home So if you have a personal history of depression, suicidal thoughts or sexual assault, approach this novel with caution.Self published and self edited, Monochrome does have a few uneven patches which the author acknowledges in her comments at the end , but nothing that will thwart an interested reader.Although Monochrome not literally autobiographical, it is nonetheless a brave, powerful, deeply introspective story and I give it five stars for honesty, sincerity and courage

  7. L says:

    An eclectic literary read that blends dark fantasy paranormal with a strong contemporary influence This overwhelmingly intense story is thought provoking and deeply emotive, gripping you from the very beginning to linger on in the mind afterwards Monochrome tells the story of a young woman struggling with her identity as a wife and mother, while battling postpartum depression and addiction As she decides to end it all by seeking solace within a silenced and untroubled mind, she unexpectedly p An eclectic literary read that blends dark fantasy paranormal with a strong contemporary influence This overwhelmingly intense story is thought provoking and deeply emotive, gripping you from the very beginning to linger on in the mind afterwards Monochrome tells the story of a young woman struggling with her identity as a wife and mother, while battling postpartum depression and addiction As she decides to end it all by seeking solace within a silenced and untroubled mind, she unexpectedly plunges into a dreamlike state reminiscent of Alice going down the Rabbit hole Awaking in a strange, monochromatic blue weird world she faces her darkest fears and explores her inner self, in such a way that evaluating life in the face of death is necessary For her to transcend the blue ugliness and back into the light, she pierces into her very soul to observe those demons that have haunted her for so long During this remarkable journey of introspection you really gain a heightened sense of profundity within the narrative, with Abigail and Ishmael s flaws making it seem all thatreal Whether you are familiar with the common symptoms of depression after childbirth of which the author gives the impression of being knowledgeable on , or you simply have lost sight of yourself this impacting novel is an illuminating read This is a deep, complex story that speaks to the soul hence I would advise that it not be taken lightly The fantasy blend adds an original touch to an otherwise sinister storyline, which at times I felt was rather affecting to the point of disturbing unsettling in places Very well written and targeted towards an adult reader this novel allows you to do some soul searching, at the same time as being taken on the most extraordinary adventure and journey of the heart Profoundly interesting and like nothing I was expecting at all, Monochrome is a truth drawing tale that will appeal to a select few even if I found it a touch too idealistic in places I won a copy of Monochrome by H M Jones through a Goodreads, first read giveaway

  8. Dennis Larsen says:

    I have two copies of this wonderful book the first was given to me in exchange for a fair and honest review, the second I paid for seconds after finishing the first I believe exceptional literature should be appreciated and paid for Ms Jones has written a dark, Alice in Wonderland styled story that will touch your heart with the characters plight and perhaps, if you re like me, have you start your own journey of introspection Once I began this unique exploration I could not stop, reading th I have two copies of this wonderful book the first was given to me in exchange for a fair and honest review, the second I paid for seconds after finishing the first I believe exceptional literature should be appreciated and paid for Ms Jones has written a dark, Alice in Wonderland styled story that will touch your heart with the characters plight and perhaps, if you re like me, have you start your own journey of introspection Once I began this unique exploration I could not stop, reading the book in only a couple of sittings I believe any reader would find it difficult to do otherwise.The main characters, Abigail and Ishmael, were very well developed, making me feel as if I d known them for years, and I probably have in the cluster of people I associate with I loved the way they were flawed with real problems but different points of view The challenge, a woman s battle with depression following the birth of a child, is written by an author who obviously knows what she is talking about, however, I will not speculate if she is speaking from personal experience or not, but there is truth to her words This reader found himself thinking about the story and the pair s trials well after putting the novel aside.The place, Monochrome, is so one of a kind that any description I might give it will pale by comparison Suffice it to say that the descriptive writing is done, as if by a veteran novelist and not the debut workings of a self published author The Traders, Nightmares and other characters Abigail and Ishmael meet along their way, add depth to an already deep story and made it one that I will likely read again, for me, a rarity.Who should read this It s certainly too much for children, but young adults, adults and anyone who loves a well written story with a blend of fantasy should read this novel As other reviewers have suggested, if you have ever been touched by depression or just need a bit of soul searching yourself, this is a literary adventure that is calling your name

  9. T.L. Searle says:

    Monochrome sucks you in and holds onto you right up to the last page This Review contains minor spoilers When first time mum, Abby, begins to believe her family would be better off without her, we witness her sink so far into postnatal depression that she falls out of the other side and straight into Monochrome It is a dark and tortured place, filled with desperate lost souls eager to suck the happiness right out of her heart orprecisely her head.Abby soon learns that to return to Monochrome sucks you in and holds onto you right up to the last page This Review contains minor spoilers When first time mum, Abby, begins to believe her family would be better off without her, we witness her sink so far into postnatal depression that she falls out of the other side and straight into Monochrome It is a dark and tortured place, filled with desperate lost souls eager to suck the happiness right out of her heart orprecisely her head.Abby soon learns that to return to her family, she will need to hold onto her faith in herself and her love for them not an easy task when every amenity she uses requires payment payment in the form of her most cherished and happy memories and the task is made all the harder by the presence of her Guide, an apathetic yet curiously interesting young man named Ishmael, tasked with leading her to the border of Monochrome and RealityAbby is tested, time and again, by painful memories of the past and traumatic attacks in the present Black spots of doubt and surrender begin to settle in her green eyes, her trust is shaken, and her long and arduous journey takes its toll onthan her feetI loved reading this novel The raw emotions weaved through this story are universal, likely experienced by everyone at some point through their lives Time and thought have evidently been crafted into every page It s a wonderful read which I highly recommend

  10. Mary Rowen says:

    Monochrome is about a woman named Abigail, who, due to terrible postpartum depression, comes very close to committing suicide Instead, she finds herself in a Purgatory like world called Monochrome, which, honestly, feellike hell Everyone in Monochrome is there because they ve given up on life, and although there s some hope of getting back to Reality, it s quite slim.Fortunately or unfortunately Abigail has been assigned a guide purportedly to help her named Ishmael, who s sexy as hel Monochrome is about a woman named Abigail, who, due to terrible postpartum depression, comes very close to committing suicide Instead, she finds herself in a Purgatory like world called Monochrome, which, honestly, feellike hell Everyone in Monochrome is there because they ve given up on life, and although there s some hope of getting back to Reality, it s quite slim.Fortunately or unfortunately Abigail has been assigned a guide purportedly to help her named Ishmael, who s sexy as hell and seems like a good guy, but then again, he s employed by Monochrome, where everything s ambiguous It s up to Abigail, then, to figure out what s truly important to her In Reality, she s married, but not altogether happily, and motherhood has been a challenge for her Is Monochrome where she actually belongs, or is there hope for her in Reality As a reader, I was with Abigail on every step of her internal and physical journey H.M Jones shows incredible skill as a writer, bringing us deep into Abby s mind and thought process And like all great stories, Monochrome made me examine my own life as a wife and mother as well Brava to H.M Jones I can t wait to readof her work

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