What’s On My Mind and In My Heart by Donna R. Bannister

What’s On My Mind and In My Heart
Donna R. Bannister
AuthorHouse (2009)
ISBN 9781449022716
Reviewed by Carol Hoyer, PhD, for Reader Views (04/10)


Author Donna Bannister is quite the story teller. She takes us down memory lane when neighbors looked after each other, life was simple and politics didn’t rule the world.

As one reads the book, they can imagine the sleepy little towns and the escapades that Donna got herself into. During that time, women stayed at home, had families and very rarely owned their own businesses. But Donna was a rebel and had her own mind made up about what she wanted to do and how she was going to do it.

Her life revolved around being very poor while living in Mississippi, Alabama and Oklahoma. Through her rich descriptions we can live her experiences with her. She compares times then to what is happening today. Needless to say she has very strong political views about what is happening in the world today.

Readers will appreciate her humor and ability to tell wonderful stories about her life. Every so often while telling her story, she will stop and discuss her feelings about what is happening in the world today and makes suggestions as to what we as individuals and society should do to bring back the world as it was.

Do you remember a life without cell phones, televisions, internet and all the other gadgets we have today that we feel we must have? When was the last time we actually talked to a person face-to-face without texting them?

Follow Donna and her best friend Glo as they discover the world around them, learn about family secrets and generally dance to a different drummer in “What’s On My Mind and In My Heart” by Donna R. Bannister.

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