Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Book Review: A Silent Prayer by Samreen A. (Bk 1)

(I was sent this free ebook in exchange for an honest review)

Goodreads Summary: "An intense, joltingly modern love story." -- KIRKUS 

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Adam Gibson is a young and powerful Toronto millionaire. Despite his many blessings, he is an atheist, though he has an altruistic soul. He denies there is a God--until he meets a beautiful stranger in a place that does not exist for anyone but him. 

Rania Ahmed strongly believes in God, but has lost hope she will ever find her soul mate. Endowed with hypnotic beauty and cursed by a brutal past, Rania has no idea she has cast a spell on Adam, who has never received more from a woman than physical pleasure. As Adam slowly discovers the true meaning of love from Rania, he begins to face his demons and reconsider his beliefs. He learns to love, forgive and repent. But as Adam grows closer to Rania, a series of strange, unexplained events threatens to drive them apart. To keep her from being destroyed by her past, he must persuade her to trust him with her deepest secrets.

In this spiritual romance, an atheist embarks on a path of enlightenment with a tormented soul who may just have the power to change everything he has ever believed to be true.


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This story is a mixture of suspense, mystery, and romance all together. What I love about this story is that we get to see what both of the characters are thinking in the chapters so that is a plus for me. The story starts off in Toronto. Adam and Raina have different lives. Adam is a billionaire and has everything that he could ever want or need. Raina is a graphic designer and keeps mostly to herself. 

Adam is an atheist and doesn't have has little appreciation to the things that he has. Raina, who is faithful tries to be the example that Adam needs and tries to show him just how blessed he really is. Their relationship was very interesting to read. It was more centered around trust and leaping out on "faith" that what really meets the eye. They respect each other. 

I will admit it took some time for me to connect to the characters but once I kept reading I was hooked. I loved reading about these two and their journey. This is book One and to finish their story you have to read the next ones. The ending made sure of that. :)

Rating. 4Stars
Recommend? Yes