Book Review: When the Leaves Fall
Check it out! It was an OnlineBookClub.org Book of the Day
About the Author
C.A. King was born and raised in Halton County. She currently resides in Brantford
Ontario, Canada with her two sons.
After the loss of her loving parents and husband, Ms. King was devastated. She
decided to retire from the workforce for a year or two to do some soul searching.
It was during this time that writing became her passion. She found she was able
to redirect her emotions through her writing and in 2014 decided to publish some
of her works.
"I need to thank everyone for being so wonderful. It's amazing when someone reads your work and enjoys the story. I already have people waiting for future books to be released."
Carol Ann King is proud to have her name join the list of Canadian born authors. She hopes her writing will help inspire another generation of Canadians to continue adding to the literary heritage and rich culture Canada already has to offer. Her books in The Portal Prophecies series are fictional fantasy stories based on opening the door to possibilities.
For anyone who likes to keep a box of tissues at their side when reading books, this one is for you!
I'm not a huge fan of sad stories and wouldn't have checked this one out if it wasn't a book of the day from Online Book Club, but I have to say that after reading it I enjoyed it quite a bit more than I thought I would. It was very meaningful and filled with some heart wrenching moments, but it was also very well written and had a sort of spirituality to it I wasn't expecting.
Ralph was in a unique situation, and a lot of the things that happened to him made me feel bad for him, but it was a testament to how good the writing was that I could relate to him and sympathize with his situation.
It definitely isn't a book for the faint hearted, but I definitely think people who like sad and twisted endings will find something to enjoy with this book, and the quality of writing was enough to keep me entertained. It is also fairly short, which was another mark in its favor.
About the Book
Ralph wakes up to what others only experience in a nightmare. Chained to a shed, he has no idea where he is, or who his captor is. His memories are blurred at best. As the days press on, he finds himself experiencing a roller coaster of feelings. Hunger, thirst and pain become his only companions. Flashbacks of a happier time are all he has to keep him going. As his situation deteriorates, he finds himself doubting he ever had the very thing he wants most - a family.
When Leaves Fall is a dramatic thriller with a twist. Keep the tissue box close for the ending.
WARNING: Sad ending