Title: A Silent Prayer Author: Samreen Ahsan Format: Kindle (e-book) Pages: 339 Date(s) Read:My reviews can also be found at Confessions of a Bibliophile
Title: A Silent Prayer Author: Samreen Ahsan Format: Kindle (e-book) Pages: 339 Date(s) Read: Oct 18-20, 2016 Rating: 3.5
Summary: In this spiritual romance we meet Adam Gibson, a young and powerful millionaire in Toronto. Atheist, denies there is a God. Then he meets Rania, a devout woman who believes strongly in god. She has a brutal past. He has his own demons.
I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
In all honesty, I wasn't entirely sure what to expect when I opened this book. I got the gist of things from the blurb, however, none of the blurb prepared me for this whirlwind of a story involving Adam Gibson and Rania Ahmed. They are polar opposites when it comes to their faith - she believes in God, he is an atheist. Friendship forms at first, and they realize that they can benefit each other, they can help each other with their own issues.
Rania's Muslim beliefs are so strong, and the fact that she was able to convince Adam to actually give thought to the possibility that there is a God to believe in.
There are several genres that I tend to not delve into too deeply, and religious focused love stories are at the very top of that list. However, I did greatly enjoy the storytelling in this particular novel. The characters actually had a depth that made them relatable on more than one level. We all know that one person with a past they do not wish to talk about, yet are devoted to whatever deity that they follow and that one person who on the opposite side does not believe in a higher power.
I usually am not one to judge a book by it's cover, I usually grab a book based on the blurb. The blurb is what had caught my attention, and the fact that they were from two different worlds and ultimately learn to coexist and ultimately fall in love and overcome the hurtles that they face from her past, as well as his demons.
If you are a fan of religious based love stories that are not solely embedded in the Christian faith, this is most definitely a story for you. I encourage you to give this book a chance....more
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