Will Rise from Ashes

Will Rise from Ashes

by Jean M Grant

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Overview

Young widow AJ Sinclair has persevered through much heartache. Has she met her match when the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts, leaving her separated from her youngest son and her brother? Tens of thousands are dead or missing in a swath of massive destruction. She and her nine-year-old autistic son, Will, embark on a risky road trip from Maine to the epicenter to find her family. She can't lose another loved one.

Along the way, they meet Reid Gregory, who travels his own road to perdition looking for his sister. Drawn together by AJ's fear of driving and Reid's military and local expertise, their journey to Colorado is fraught with the chaotic aftermath of the eruption. AJ's anxiety and faith in humanity are put to the test as she heals her past, accepts her family's present, and embraces uncertainty as Will and Reid show her a world she had almost forgotten.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161318942
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication date: 04/17/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 647 KB

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Will Rise from Ashes 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Sharon_Arundel 5 months ago
First time reading this author and this book is extremely well written. The author takes us on an emotional journey and shows real understanding of parenting an autistic child. A.J. the main female character has been through a lot of heartache and feels so alone as she attempts to move through her grief and raise her children. When a natural disaster occurs it’s the last thing, she needs but ends up being what helps to save her as she embarks on a perilous journey to find her other child. It’s through this journey that she meets Reid who is going through his own struggle and torment as he searches for his sister. The 2 adults and AJ’s autistic son Will, come together in such a beautiful way as they learn and rely and help each other. This is a deeply emotional story that is also full of hope for the future, well worth the read. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Anonymous 5 months ago
On the way home from a family holiday at the Yellowstone national park, young widow, AJ Sinclair, leaves her youngest son, Finn, in the care of her brother to travel ahead home with her autistic son, Will. When the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts the very next day, communication falters, and AJ has no way of knowing if her brother and Finn made it out from the massive devastations. Ever since her husband died in a drink-and-drive accident, AJ has suffered from anxiety and left her own driving to a minimum. Now she must overcome her fears as she and Will set out on a journey across the country to find their missing brothers. With the country in chaos, the obstacles they face on the way are numerous. Then they meet ex-soldier, Reid Gregory, who’s traveling the same route to get to his sister. After he helps them out of a few sticky situations, AJ agrees to let him hitch a ride, and she eventually opens up and puts her trust in him. However, Reid has secrets of his own. Will Rise from Ashes is a fast-paced read. Still, it manages to depict a beautiful and authentic mother-child relationship. The characters are fully fleshed out, the dialogue realistic, and the writing flows naturally. With several historical romances under her belt, Jean Grant also knows how to weave in a romantic plotline, but without putting it in the front seat. This is a book about finding your own strength and keeping your family together in the face of disaster.
ChristineMarieG 6 months ago
This book was about a mother, AJ, and her nine-year-old son who travel cross-country to find her brother and younger son after a natural disaster. AJ has suffered from depression and anxiety the past year, ever since her husband was killed in an accident leaving her to raise her two children alone. The trip to find her son ended up being a trip to find herself. The writing was beautiful, and the story was filled with well-developed characters. I particularly enjoyed AJ’s relationship with Will, her autistic son, which I believed painted an accurate picture of the challenges and joys of raising a child on the spectrum. The love story also felt very real. Overall, it was a story of hope and renewal and left me feeling uplifted.
Anonymous 7 months ago
I grew up in a library and spent 8 years of my life working at a library, and have had the opportunity to come across some fantastic books and authors. Will Rise From Ashes has the right amount of suspense to keep me interested and wanting more! It was a hard book to put down until the last page. The book was full of suspense and emotions that really pulled me in and made me want to learn more about the main character. I also enjoyed learning more about autism. Jean told a story that was riveting and left me wanting to read more stories about AJ and her children in the future!
Anonymous 8 months ago
As an avid reader and parent of a child with special needs, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and could not put it down. It's a fabulous fictional story, and it centers on a mother of a child with special needs and her journey, both physically and emotionally. It beautifully captures all the emotions, hopes, fears, and love that a parent has for a child with special needs. The author does an amazing job not only telling a wonderful and creative story but also accurately describing the challenges and rewards of families with a loved one on the autism spectrum. Highly recommend this book!