Autumn's Child

Autumn's Child

by Nicole Murray


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"I am hurting. Fractured in places stitches can't heal."
Autumn's Child tells the desperate story of Layla, as a young and naive twelve year-old girl. Over ten critical years, her life quickly changes like the colors of the trees in autumn. The accidental death of her parents forces her to abandon her religious, middle-class lifestyle. She moves to the inner city of Chicago with her grandmother and aunt, her only living relatives. Layla tries to approach her new life with optimism,
but the perfections of her past life haunt her tormented journey. After coming to grips with the reality over the years that her only aunt despises her, Layla soon discovers that she may secretly hold the keys to helping her aunt's diminishing health in her hands. Layla's faith and sanity are continuously tested as she matures throughout each season of her life. She stumbles through her newfound reality while learning how to play the distinct set of cards she's been dealt. Layla's neighbor and best friend, Shay, helps guide her from adolescence into adulthood.
Autumn's Child chronicles a life on the opposite side of the coin; where friendships grow out of tragedy, and the pressure of a marginalized life weighs heavily on pure souls. Layla must make many compromising decisions, all while perpetually asking the reader, What would you do?

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ISBN-13: 9781482584967
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/28/2013
Pages: 326
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.73(d)

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Autumn's Child 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the story of a young girl's journey through her life into young adulthood. I was pleasantly surprised by the vivid imagery which evoked real emotion from me. I felt what the character was feeling and saw the things the characters would see. This was a quick read and well worth the 4 days it took me to finish. I definitely recommend this for your next reading selection.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great read! The story line is enthralling and quickly engages the reader into Layla's life. The author's prose brought to life Layla's environment and a vibrant cast of supporting characters. The unexpected turns written throughout the story, leads you to truly examine the strength of the human spirit. I found myself anxiously reading through pages to capture details, all while trying to determine, what would happen next? I look forward to more from Nicole Murray as she is well equipped to be very successful!