For any girl who has struggled to love herself. T.L. GrayAvery Nichols knows how to wear the mask. Perfect student, perfect daughter and perfect friend. Nobody would ever guess that inside, Avery is a prisoner to her own self loathing. Then she meets himand everything changes. Handsome, charming and self assured, Jake Matthew sweeps Avery off her feet in an effortless fashion. Avery knows that Jake is everything she needs and all she has ever wanted. She would destroy herself to be loved by himuntil he walks away.Broken and lost, Avery meets Parker. His genuine, caring nature reaches past the mask and the shattered pieces her heart begin to slowly heal. But just when Avery starts to feel whole again, she realizes the impossible.Jake never really left....
|Title||:||Shattered Rose (Winsor #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||384 pages|
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Shattered Rose (Winsor #1) Reviews
This book started off slow for me, but once I got past about the first third, it really picked up. By the time I hit the last third, I couldn't put it down and found myself emotionally sucked in. The author handles the issue of bulimia very well, putting the reader right into the mind of a victim of this dreadful disorder and the choices that often lay behind it. I wanted to shake Avery as often as I wanted to hug her and tell her it would be all right. There were some editing issues, but nothin ...more
I can't remember the last time I read a book from start to finish in one day. And this book was over 400 pages long. It came in the mail today and I opened it and said to myself that I'd just read a few pages. Well I just finished and it was so good it is making my favorite fiction list. I started to get choked up a number of times when Avery thought about how much she hated herself and yet God sent someone into her life to show her His unconditional love for her. It was beautiful.
The crazy rela ...more
Avery was too nice. The story had too much pain, too much drinking, too much confusion, too much hurting people. At least she finally found God!
This was such a good book, I couldn't put it down. It was a very real and raw story that resonated with many struggles I went through in college. I think every parent of a teenage girl and every teenage girl should read this.
This new adult novel is Tammy Gray's debut. In Shattered Rose, there are four main characters and they are all college students at Winsor. The vast majority of the novel focuses on Avery, her roommate Issy and Issy's cousin Jake. None of them are Christians and each is still finding their moral compass.
What I liked most is when it was revealed who the voice was behind the prayers that started each chapter. The writing is good.
Readers looking for squeaky clean novels may want to pass on this debu ...more
Honestly, this book really hit home for me. I was raised in a Christian home and suffered from an eating disorder. I've had many counselors and struggled a lot through my high school life fighting to be what everyone else saw as perfect. It took me too long to realize that I'm love for who I am. I'm how happily married to a man who loves me no matter what I weigh and I have a beautiful baby girl. This book is one of so few that shine into the darkness of eating disorders and the struggles girls ...more
An interesting book about the struggles of college students as they come together from different backgrounds. I like that there is a sequel.