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In the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, nineteen-year-old Avery Nichols embarks on a journey of love, loss and recognition that perfection is often an illusion. Avery finds herself drawn to two men — one troubled, one committed to the truth. To choose between them, she must learn about unconditional love and self-worth. 

“T.L. Gray does a great job portraying a young woman on a mission to find herself. “

“It opened my eyes to internal struggles an eating disorder can inflict on the women…As a mother of two young girls, I pray that they won’t have a disorder, but thanks to Shattered Rose, I do feel better equipped if they do.”

Beautiful, selfish and spoiled Kaitlyn “Issy” Summers had it all, or so everyone thought. Then, one night changed everything. Now trapped in the world that destroyed her to begin with, Issy finds herself in the arms of the one man she vowed to forget. 

Issy Summers spent her life hardening and numbing her heart to the world. Raised by a weak mother and controlling father, Issy learns quickly that self-preservation is essential, and manipulation is often the key. When a night of over indulgence lands her in a coma, Issy wakes to find her life completely shifted as her father forces her back into his world–a world far darker than even Issy was prepared for. 

“The characters are so well developed that you feel like they are your best friends or worst enemies. I laughed and cried and found myself talking about the characters as though they were real.”

“What an incredible picture of God’s provision and grace! I loved that the book had it all: love, trials, failure, success, mystery, suspense, forgiveness and ultimate redemption. Make sure you grab a tissue because this love story is sure to melt your heart!”

Author note:  I wanted to write something that would address real life struggles in a way that wasn’t preachy or instructional. I also wanted to offer a book in the marketplace that was romantic, had high chemistry, but wasn’t dirty. Personally, I’m frustrated that most books in the marketplace are on two extremes: either they have explicit sexual references or they are unrealistically absent of any affection. I personally like books that stay in the middle area and wanted to give the audience something new.