- File Size: 934 KB
- Print Length: 344 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: July 10, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06Y63D9KQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,741 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Whispered Prayers of a Girl Kindle Edition
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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! ♥
Whispered Prayers of a Girl by Alex Grayson is one of those books you will never forget. I was pulled in from the first page until the last. I haven’t read a book in a long time that made me go through as many emotions as this one did. I felt sadness, pity, anger, happiness, regret, and most of all love. I also went through more Kleenexes than I care to admit.
Alexander lost his family due to a tragic accident. He survived and has the scars to prove it but he could never let go or move forward.
Gwendolyn’s husband died and she is raising her two young children alone. Her daughter turns mute (blaming herself) due to her father’s death while her brother is a vibrant little boy.
One freak snowstorm and Alexander and Gwen (along with her children) are thrown together in the same house. Connections are made but can love outwin the pain and grief everyone is experiencing.
This book is a must-read and I highly recommend it. I would love to see this story continue!!
Alex Grayson mesmerized me with this very poignant story. She touched my heart, made me weep, made me smile then had me shaking my head in disbelief. Just when you think an HEA is in sight, when you are on the edge of your seat with your heart fully exposed, she throws you a curveball and has you clenching your gut again. She kept me glued to the pages and has earned 5 very emotional, angst-filled stars from me. The lesson I learned and hope others do as well was that people don’t need judgment when they are trying to heal. They need a friend listen and just be there--this is a gift worth its weight in gold for the recipient of those caring gestures.
Whispered Prayers of a Girl blew me away. Literally! At times, I was so enthralled, carried away in the depths of my thoughts, I wasn’t even there anymore. My family caught me daydreaming and asked if I was ok. As the story unfolds and my heart was breaking, I took time away to just think and process the sadness I was feeling. To reflect on events from my own life and try to make sense of why things happen. Of course, we don’t know the ‘whys’ and we are often filled with ‘what ifs’ as we try to go through our own life journey after tragedy hits.
"Alexander, you can't control everything," she says gently, trying to console me, but it does the opposite. Her soft tone grates on my nerves because I love the sound of her voice so much, and whether she means to or not, she;s using it against me right now. "You can't protect people from every little thing. You can't prevent them from living or doing things that are natural for fear of something happening. If it's meant to happen, then it'll happen whether you try to prevent it or not."
This is a hard review to write and keep the spoilers out but I hope I grab your attention enough for you to start your own journey with Alexander and Gwendolyn. Both have faced enormous tragedy and more than their fair share of senseless loss but their paths cross through fate and their hearts heal through the compassion, understanding, and strength they receive from one another.
As an avid fan of Alex Grayson, I don’t have to read blurbs on books to know I’m going to read it. I just mark my calendar and when it hits my kindle, I’m set. This story shocked me—it was so different than anything she has ever written before and it was so much better—definitely her best work yet, in my eyes anyways! She has stuck with the theme of showcasing some form of misunderstood and rare human affliction but this one will touch your heart in a whole new way.
For sure, there should be warnings to stock up on tissues and have your heart checked before diving in because you can be sure that tears will be shed and hearts will palpitate, more than once. This very raw and emotional look into the lives of two families afflicted with their own guilt and grief is sure to be one of your favourite reads this year; if it doesn’t break you. Read to the end, just breathe, you can do it. Sob when you need to, put your book down and reflect, but continue on, see how beautiful life can be when we weather the storms and come out on the other side instead of staying stagnant in a place where nothing can grow and nothing will heal. Kids and puppies go a long way to helping adults be strong and move forward. They keep us grounded, give us purpose amongst the turmoil of tragedy. I’ve survived a very similar tragedy and I know without a sliver of a doubt, I was strong because my kids needed me. Such a beautiful story Alex. Congratulations and thank you for this reminder that everyone can rise above the ashes and live again. Happy Reading!
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