Review: Whispered Prayers of a Girl by Alex Grayson


Note: This ARC was provided by the author via L. Woods PR in exchange for an honest review.

Alex Grayson is a new-to-me author and the blurb for her newly released standalone was more than enough to pique my interest and delve into the unknown. My curiosity paid off because Whispered Prayers of a Girl is a heartrending story that had my heart clenching in my chest more than once and brought a tear (or two...or more) to my eye. The blurb almost ensures that the the story will have it's fair share of angst--widow with two young children, one clearly broken by the death of her father, leading to her no longer speaking unless it's to relay whispered prayers and pleas. Then there is a solitary figure marred by scars--both those seen and unseen--and knows how loss can break you all too well. When all four meet, lives will be changed and love could live once again.

I'm going to give you one suggestion: have a tissue on hand. This was quite an emotional read, and it was downright difficult not to wonder what I would have done had I been in the shoes of the four essential characters of this story. I know what it's like to lose a loved one. The pain and devastation varies, depending on what your relationship may have been. Imagine if it were your parent or your partner or your child? Alex, Gwendolyn, Kelsey and Daniel each mourn in their own way, and while some may appear to have bounced back better than others does not mean that the loss is no longer felt. I saw bits of myself in every single one of these four main characters.

Alex, Gwendolyn, and the two children, Kelsey and Daniel, have experienced great loss in their lives. Alex the two most important people in his life, Gwendolyn her husband, and Kelsey and Daniel their father. Two of them blame themselves for the losses. We're not just talking about broken hearts here; spirits are in tatters, the kind that may never be patched back together again. There were moments where I found it almost difficult to keep reading because it felt as if I was intruding on the overwhelming grief they were still coming to grips with. I kept on since, as the story goes on, the changes that happen within each one is inspiring and gives you hope that if something as devastating as what these four went through can be overcome, what more the far more mundane challenges in our lives. Whispered Prayers of a Girl may have been my first Alex Grayson read, but it won't be my last. Five stars! ♥

Release Date: 10 June 2017

Date Read: 10 June 2017

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