Quiet Angel by Prescott Lane.
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Spiritual
We all have that someone we can’t forget, the summer it all began, and the sleepless nights wondering what went wrong.
For Gage Montgomery, that someone is Layla Baxter. When he was 18, he took one look at the chocolate-haired bookworm with porcelain skin and knew his life would never be the same. But it all came crashing down when Layla suddenly and mysteriously disappeared from St. Simons Island — leaving him with nothing but her angel wing pendent around his neck. For 12 long years, Gage couldn’t shake what happened, if he’s the one to blame, wondering where Layla might be. When their paths finally cross, he’s determined to get the answers he’s spent his life searching for — and to get the girl, too. Quiet Angel is a story of hope, survival, and lost love made new again.
“I missed you, too, but you were never far.” Gage touched his shirt with the wings inside. “You were always there.”
Book Review ~ ‘Quiet Angel’ by Prescott Lane ~ 5 Stars!
What to say about ‘Quiet Angel’? Well, I’ll start by saying that I adored ‘Perfectly Broken’ by Prescott Lane, and so had high hopes for this one of hers as well. I felt so connected with her writing style that I just had to read more. But ‘Quiet Angel’ was so much more than I imagined, and just so beautifully created that I find myself at loss to describe just how much it touched me as a reader.
The characters were so relatable, and because of this, their shared heartbreak over their separation and their continued love and desire for each other, even after their time apart, felt so natural to read. I loved seeing how they had to fight for their relationship to start again, and I felt my heart ache as I saw just how broken Gage was, and how he felt the need to push Layla away to save himself from the pain of possibly losing her again. Having witnessed their Summer meeting and beautiful childhood sweetheart stage, I felt more clued in to them as a couple and couldn’t wait to see how the dynamic may have changed as they became adults.
This story raises some real issues that I felt were dealt with with real tenderness and understanding. Prescott Lane did a fantastic job at describing Layla’s emotional state as she tries to overcome her past abuse, and her mixed feelings when confronted with the information that her abuser is close to death. I really felt Layla’s strength as an individual as well as her important role in her and Gage’s relationship.
The inclusion of the ‘angel’ storyline was really beautifully portrayed. In something that could have easily been mistakenly portrayed in a cliche way, Prescott Lane instead made the storyline with Layla’s angels something that felt natural to read. I never once felt that Layla was just being fanciful, and instead began to believe in her angels the way she did. It shows the strengths of the author that she was able to make the story realistic, believable, and not overly spiritual or at all fantastical.
A beautiful novel by Prescott Lane and I can’t wait to see where she takes us next!
1 necklace – the actual necklace used on the cover of Quiet Angel
One of four signed copies of Perfectly Broken
$20 Amazon giftcard
Prescott Lane is the author of First Position, Perfectly Broken and her new release, Quiet Angel. She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and graduated from Centenary College with a degree in sociology. She went on to receive her MSW from Tulane University, after which she worked with developmentally delayed and disabled children. She married her college sweetheart, and they currently live in New Orleans with their two children and two crazy dogs. Prescott started writing at the age of five, and sold her first story about a talking turtle to her father for a quarter. She later turned to writing romance novels because there aren’t enough happily ever afters in real life. Connect with Prescott Lane on facebook.com/PrescottLane1 and www.twitter.com/prescottlane1.