Thursday, August 15, 2013

Shackled Lily Book Review

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 About the Book

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 only light now is a man who has loved her for years, a man who recently found the loving grace of Christ. Letting him in will destroy the walls and armor she has worked so hard to build, but will shutting him out trap her forever in the chains that cover her? Shackled Lily is the second book in the Winsor Series, but can be read as a stand alone novel.(Goodreads)

My Review

Shackled Lily by T. L. Gray is the second book in the Windsor Series and I will say my favorite thus far. 
I couldn't put this book down. I truly enjoyed reading about Kaitlyn and her on going life along with her stupid selfish decisions. As I read this book I see where I could have easily have made the same choices with her drinking habits, boys, and carelessness for everything around her. Once again, T.L. Gray does not sugar coat anything, under age drinking, nudity and inappropriate situations implied. Yet, while all of this depressing junk is happening there is a small light, she has two Christian friends that attempt to help her and love her anyway. Now the author does not confuse this with encouraging Kaitlyn but her friends are there for her when she needs them. 
I can see how many people might not like this book because of it's truth and real life reality of young college students. This stuff happens, it's not a joke, and T.L. Gray has a done a good job of portraying the reality and showing how people can change, even in the worst situations. 
While the ending seemed rather rushed, this book is my favorite, I personally like it more so than Shattered Rose. 

I recommend for older teens and adults. 

"I received this book from the author for free in exchange for an honest review."

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