Reviewer: Christine Davis
Release Date: June 4, 2019
From the bestselling author of Just Remember to Breathe and The Last Hour, a shocking and poignant story of a family on the brink of destruction and the transformational events that could bring them back together—or tear them apart.
Every day, Cole Roberts reminds himself that life wasn’t always this bleak. He was once passionately in love with Erin. Sam used to be an artistic and lively kid. They hadn’t always lived in a shabby two-room house in rural Alabama, where he runs a mediocre restaurant in the middle of nowhere.
That was before Brenna disappeared. It was before Cole lost his job and they lost their home.
Every day it gets worse. Erin drinks wine out of the bottle and spends her days with a tormented expression, searching the web for signs of their daughter. Sam hides in his room and rarely speaks. And Cole works himself to a stupor for a paycheck a fraction of the size of his old salary.
Until one day a phone call changes everything.
winter flower is at once a tragic tale of the disappearance of a child; struggling with gender identity; of the dark world of sex-trafficking and the transformation and healing of a family. Sheehan-Miles’s longest novel delves into the depths of family life—and how, sometimes, we can heal and find restoration.
Tragic events can alter a family faster than anything else. In Charles Sheehan-Miles’s book “Winter Flower” tragedy takes it’s toll on one family barely holding it together in the first place.
A swirling mass of horrible happenings tear through a family and brings forth some of the worst people civilization has to offer to aide in their suffering. Yet, strength and love holds on and slowly helps repair some of the damage. Will time heal all wounds or erase the past? Does it ever?
I was riveted to this realistic gritty story. Characters would repulse me and others had me cheering for the true grit they showed under unimaginable sorrows! This book takes humanity at its best and worst and weaves an unforgettable tale!
When ever the chance happens upon you in your favorite book store or pursuing a beloved ebook site, you look and see “Winter Flower”, do yourself a favor and get a copy!
I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.