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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

#BlogTour Grace & Serenity By Annalise Crawford #RachelsRandomResourses

Grace & Serenity


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Living on the streets is terrifying and exhausting. Grace’s only 
comforts are a steady stream of vodka, and a strange little boy who’s following her around.

At nineteen, Grace has already had a child and endured an abusive marriage. But she’s also had her baby abducted by her vengeful husband and been framed as a neglectful mother. Even her own parents doubted her version of the story. So she did the only thing that made sense to her—run away.

The streets are unforgiving. Winter is drawing in. And Grace isn’t prepared for the harsh realities of survival. At her very bleakest, a Good Samaritan swoops into her life and rescues her. With a roof over her head and food in her stomach, she longs to see her baby again.

Annalisa Crawford lives in Cornwall UK, with a good supply of moorland and beaches to keep her inspired. She lives with her husband, two sons, and dog.
Crawford writes dark contemporary, character-driven stories, with a hint of the paranormal.
Over the years, she has won several competitions, and had many short stories published in small press journals and online. Highlights include being placed 3rd in the Costa Short Story Award 2015 and being longlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and Bath Short Story Award in 2018.

Grace & Serenity
By
Annalise Crawford
Review by
Heidi Lynn’s Book Reviews

First, I want to thank Annalisa Crawford and Rachel’s Random Resources for providing me with this book so I may bring you this review.


Annalisa Crawford wrote an intensely powerful and extremely gut wrenching storyline in Grace & Serenity. For me this book was a very emotional read on many different levels. At one time I even needed a few tissues. 


The graphic artist that designed this cover did an incredible job. It is so different and unique to anything out there. However, it fit perfectly with the storyline. 


Grace and Serenity is not an easy read by any means.  This story covers some very difficult topics. Some for me were hard to read as the domestic violence scenes were graphic. You could feel the fear and how scared Grace was. It also dealt with fending for yourself living on the streets, and also prostitution. 


My heart went out to Grace so many times and just wanted to give her a gentle hug. Nobody should ever have to deal with what she went through.


You could feel the passion Annalisa had for her characters and her storyline in her writing style. 


If you read between the lines you will see that there are a few good life lessons in this book. This storyline is one you won't forget for a long time. 




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