Thursday, 29 June 2017

REVIEW - Whispered Prayers of a Girl - Alex Grayson




TITLE - Whispered Prayers of a Girl
AUTHOR - Alex Grayson






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Releases July 10th



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A tortured soul meets a damaged family…
A lonely man, a widowed woman, a carefree boy, and a broken girl… Can the four come together and help heal each other? Or will fear of the unknown and guilt about the past keep them apart?

Her whispered prayers break her...
At night, as she’s drifting off to sleep, I press my ear to the door and listen to her heart-wrenching pleas. Her words are agony to my healing heart, but I cherish the sound of them, for that’s the only time I ever hear my beautiful daughter speak. Since her father died two years ago, she’s grown quiet and withdrawn. Cat’s Valley was to be our new beginning, a place where my family and I can heal, but what we find there is so much more.

Scars mar his body. Pain has left him in pieces…
Four years ago, I lost the two things I cherished most in the world. They were ripped from my arms in the most painful and cruel way. Since then, I’ve kept to myself, preferring to stay away from the pitying looks and murmured rumors. Everything changed when she and her children barged into my life. It was an accident, and I don’t deserve them, but now that they’re here, I’m not sure I can let them go.


REVIEW:


"Raw, Moving on from the past, 4 stars"

Whispered Prayers of a girl is the first story of Grayson's I've read, I didn't know what to expect, but came away surprised. You have two kids and two adults just trying to find their way through a traumatic time. They find solace in each other.

Alexander watched his wife and daughter die. There was nothing he could do to save them and he has lived with the guilt and the scars everyday since. When he finds Gwen and her two kids stuck in the snow he brings them to safety. With no way off the mountain until the snow clears he goes from a guy used to solitude to one with two kids and a woman underfoot.

Gwen's husband died randomly one day. It's hard to pick up the pieces when she sees her daughter struggling with losing him everyday. When she meets Alexander shes drawn to him. When she sees her daughter and him interact with each other because they understand the pain she cant help but cry. 
Alexander and the kids form their own bonds without any issue. They just sync like they have always known each other. Gwen and Alexander also just fall into each other. It was beautiful in a about time way. When an accident happens it brings the two of them together. Sometimes things fall into place when you least expect it.

I really enjoyed the plot of this story. I liked all the characters and the kids reactions were completely on point. My only thing is it felt like a authors first book. It felt a little stiff at times but was easy to push through.

Here is a quote from the book I couldn't agree with more;

'Something tells me, like a soft whisper in the night, that I was meant to meet this man for a reason. My kids and I were brought into his life not by coincidence, but by fate.'


Star Ratings:
Plot- 5/5
Characters- 5/5
Heat- 3/5
Writing style- 3/5
Overall- 4/5