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Precious Atonement by Melissa Maygrove

September 4, 2015





Rape is not only a violation of human dignity; it is a degradation of the human personality. Darkness overtakes the victim, and an uphill struggle begins to return from darkness to light.

Precious Atonement by Melissa Maygrove tells such a story. A young girl forced into becoming a woman too soon, and a man deeply wounded by an irretrievable loss. Both have been dealt debilitating hands of cards at life’s card table; both seek restoration and a reason to live.

Maygrove has managed to write a realistic story of the human saga that exists even today. Precious Atonement deals with the loss of a girl’s naïve innocent look at life. However, Maygrove doesn’t leave her characters in hopeless situations. No, she sees hope on the horizon and slowly her protagonists began walking towards the light at the end of the tunnel. Rebirth takes place as both Rachel and Jacob, (Maygrove’s protagonists) move toward those healing streams of kindness.

The healing streams of kindness cannot be overrated in this excellently written prose. This is a love story that depicts neighborly love as a spinning wheel spinning compassion to help two people overcome difficult circumstances.





Precious Atonement is also a book with moralistic tones that are not overdone. It doesn’t preach; it shows.

This was my very first time reading a book by Melissa Maygrove, but it won’t be my last.

I am convinced that good literature changes us. Reading Precious Atonement strengthened this belief.

Great job, Ms. Maygrove.

Thank you for a great read.

All the best.

Photo on 26-05-15 at 09.21 #3








Pat Garcia



*For those of you in Europe who would like to buy Maygrove’s, Precious Atonement, it is now on sale at Amazon for 0.99 cents in Euros for a limited time only.

  1. Thank you very much for introducing us to a new and interesting book. 🙂 I enjoyed reading your review.


    • Good morning Girlfriend,
      Thank you for dropping by. Precious Atone is a great book. It is historical fiction that also touches on situations that are still happening today.
      Love you.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. laurie27wsmith permalink

    Once again Patti you’ve given an even, measured look at a book.


    • My Dear Bro,
      I am finally getting somewhat caught up. Thank you so much for dropping by and reading my book review. I appreciate your loyal support.

      Liked by 1 person

      • laurie27wsmith permalink

        Dear Sis, It’s good to see, you’ve been a busy lady for so long. I always like to drop in. 🙂 You’re very special to me.


      • Dear Bro,
        I’ve been working on my manuscript and I know you already know how time consuming that can be. Thank you so much for your understanding and your loyal support.

        And you are just as special to me. The both of us have come a long way.


        Liked by 1 person

      • laurie27wsmith permalink

        Dear Sis, An arduous task indeed but I know you’re up to the job. We have come a long way. Although I’m not on LinkedIn anymore I’m still thankful that I met you on there. Along with the others too.


      • Bro,
        I didn’t know you were no longer on LinkedIn. Now you see how long it has been since I have made a visit. Now it is all the more important for me to stay in contact with you on your blog. I have to drop over to the writer’s room between now and Friday and pay you a visit.

        Love you.

        Liked by 1 person

      • laurie27wsmith permalink

        Sis, it’s been quite awhile. I left mainly because I couldn’t keep up with it. Plus the amount of people wanting to connect, mainly for business purposes. You know, “We can do this for you and…….” I had enough on my plate. So now it’s just twitter, fb and wp. I always look forward to your visits.
        Love Bro.


      • My Dear Bro,

        I understand your reasoning very well. Have a great weekend.

        Liked by 1 person

      • laurie27wsmith permalink

        Thanks Sis, it’s always nice to be understood. 🙂


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