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Pray The Gay Away (A Southern Thing Book 1) Kindle Edition
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*******************************POSSIBLE SPOILERS, AS THE AUTHOR SHOULD HAVE MENTIONED SOMETHING ABOUT THIS BOOK***********************
Without wishing to spoil the tale, the blurb isn't accurate, as Jack's parents finding out about him is where the book ends, on a cliffhanger. One that was good enough for me to both be annoyed that this wasn't clearly indicated as a 'part 1' novel, and to go and nose at the author's website - only to find that this is book 1 of 3.
This is a tale featuring a budding loving relationship between two incredibly decent, loyal, likable young men and two lots of parents who don't deserve to be parents. There's bigotry, prejudice, brutality, and yet hope. We get to see the dangers of small towns dominated by close-minded, bigoted religion, spewed out by a self-important and blinkered pastor. One who's selective in his interpretation of the Bible and the message he spreads, and who is not above reproach; he's a hypocrite, a liar and a bully and he certainly doesn't know the true meaning of being a Christian. However, satisfyingly, there are also some decent role models and people who are prepared to go out of their way for others. It was both touching and horrifying, and it drew me in. Totally.
I was in two minds about reading the next book as it looks to be particularly harrowing, but when I nosed at the author's website, the cover image of book 3 was reassuring and heart-warming. I can't say more, but have a read and see for yourselves; this is well worth a read...
I contacted the author about the other books in the series, and she advised that book 2 is out on 25/03 and book 3 on 01/04. I'll be watching out for both.
Jack is a pastors son. Jack is gay and his dad abhors gays. Andrew is also from a family that doesn't accept gays. Both these young men are from Christian backgrounds. This is the truly remarkable story about Jack and Andrew.
This book pulled on a lot of my emotions. I was so angry with the family and community. It's so sad that prejudices like this are still going on.
Be warned this ends in a cliffhanger but I'm not going to shout about that as I'm about to jump into book two.
Received in return for an honest review.
OMG, I’m still totally and completely wowed by this book.
Jack and Andrew live in a small town called Sweet, in Georgia. Jack's father is the towns Minister, to say he is homophobic is a understatement. Andrews parent moved to the town in the hope of beating the gay out of their son after he was caught kissing a boy. The relationship between these young men builds very quickly and they have to hide their relationship from everyone.
This book is written beautifully, the story builds at a good pace and keeps your attention throughout. The authors writing style is very descriptive which gave me wonderful images, I could visualise this town, sub character as well as Jack and Andrew as if I was watching a movie in my own mind.
I was very surprised at just how accurate this author has described the way some young people still are treated by the community and parents due to sexuality!
Sara York has given readers two men that are beyond memorable. I am looking forward to starting the next the next book while at the same time knowing it is not going to be a easy read!
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