Winter Storm

Fiction - Religious Theme
175 Pages
Reviewed on 07/29/2021
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Peggy Jo Wipf for Readers' Favorite

The harrowing drama Winter Storm by Jamieya B-Johnson will tug at your heartstrings as Winter Jones grows up providing an income for her father in the most horrific way. At eighteen, she took control of her life and left it all behind. Nightmares, anxiety attacks, and paranoia followed her halfway across the country, as well as the life growing inside her. Before her baby was born, Winter made three giant steps in her new life: sought counseling, got her GED, and made a true friend. Slowly she was able to grow and thrive, but it came at a steep cost. Can she learn to forgive those who deserve it least, just as her faith has taught her?

Author Jamieya B-Johnson uses her writing to share hope and victory over extreme difficulties and unusual lifestyles. Winter Storm is an intricate web of living in fear, years full of regret, and rising above the rubble of a wrecked life. The storyline is often riveting and moving as the story unfolds, and you see the experiences that led to Winter's scarred mental health. You want to predict where life will take Winter, but the paths are erratic as she is often reacting to the actions of others. The most impressive takeaway from this novel is in the eventual freedom Winter achieves, no longer reliant on revenge, bitterness, or anger. The author writes her character beautifully, raising her above the evil done to her, giving her peace and acceptance. I highly recommend Winter Storm to those who struggle with turmoil and disappointment in their life.