Tuesday, December 27, 2011
This Thing of Ours, How Faith Saved My Mafia Marriage by Cammy Franzese
This Thing of Ours, How Faith Saved My Mafia Marriage by Cammy Franzese was a great read! In this book, Cammy tells the story of her life. She started out as a young professional dancer who fell in love with Michael Franzese, a film producer and a member of the infamous Columbo Mob Family. She tells of her childhood with a father who was a civil rights activist and a Christian mother who taught her stick to the choices she made with her life. She writes of her experience as the wife of a Mobster, including spending eight years in the beginning of their marriage raising their three kids by herself.
Cammy never knew he was involved in the mafia until after they were married, with a child, and Michael was in prison for various crimes. While he served his time behind bars, she had no choice but to rely on God to see her through. And during Michael's second sentence in prison, he also found Christ. Michael decided to leave the Mob, and now shares his story of redemption with churches all over the country.
All in all this was a really good book. The only negative aspect of this book is that the author skips around a bit chronologically with events and, in the process, divulges some information that sort of "gives away" the ending of the story. Personally, I think those particular things would have been a bit more exciting left at the ending. But other than that, I enjoyed reading this book and getting an inside look at the family life of someone involved with the mafia.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Booksneeze.com and was asked to review it.