To Play at God

Fiction - Drama
382 Pages
Reviewed on 08/17/2021
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Reviewed by Jennifer Ibiam for Readers' Favorite

To Play at God by Anna Blauveldt is a riveting body of work that contained two novellas. To Play at God captures the life of Dr. Alan Wilcross, who came from the slums of the UK. He escaped that life to Canada and became a renowned fertility specialist. He married up, had a thriving practice, and left poverty life. However, the resentment he felt against the wealthy never left him, and Alan played at being God. Will there be consequences? Ask Gloria features Jennifer Carr, a failed playwright and restauranteur, who was divorced twice. She found herself at the bottom of the bottle with no plans for change. When life threw her another curveball with her daughter in the mix, she’ll either choose to stop drinking or life will stop her.

To Play at God by Anna Blauveldt offers readers two interesting, realistic tales which could apply in real life. Its themes included alcoholism, abuse, deception, pride, and the effects of COVID. Alan was a typical human being. We often get carried away by our successes, believing we’re untouchable, but life always wins. My heart broke for Erin and Zach. It was a traumatic situation. We find it easy to dish out advice but find it difficult to apply it. I’m reminded of a signboard that directs everyone to their destinations but stays stuck at the same spot. However, for Layla, Jennifer was ready to give her life. A mother’s love is strong. Anna told these stories impressively, touching on sensitive issues. The novellas were punchy and educational, and Anna should certainly write more.