Reviewed by Arya Fomonyuy for Readers' Favorite
Cries of Grace by Angela Beach Silverthorne is a contemporary romance fiction with a powerful inspirational message, a story of faith, hope and love, but a story that equally explores the depths of human weakness, deceit, and corruption. After five years, Bren is returning home with a Master’s Degree in nursing, with hopes of being together with the man she’d learned to love while away. Can Joseph return her love in the same measure? What awaits her may be far worse than she could have imagined: her grandma, who’s always advised her to be compassionate and to keep her heart pure, is dead and her father is involved in satanic practices. Can she find a place in her heart to forgive?
Angela Beach Silverthorne has created a wonderful romance and inspirational story in Cries of Grace and readers will be able to feel the joys and heartbreaks of the characters because of the strength of the writing and the author’s unique gift for entertainment. I fell in love with Bren from the very first pages, and her spiritual journey has been very realistic, a journey that takes place every day in some corner of the world. I also enjoyed that the theme of faith comes across neatly in the story without the author coming across as preachy. The story is well-paced, and it has its surprising turns. Angela Beach Silverthorne’s writing flows gracefully; it is crisp, and wonderfully punctuated with vivid descriptions. This is a story that offers a lot of entertainment and many lessons for readers. One of those books you read, and read again.