A terrible, personal tragedy serves as the catalyst for a sequence of events that completely change the outlook of twenty-three-year-old Abigail Spears' already-troubled life. First, she loses her mother to stomach cancer and, soon after, her grief-stricken father takes his own life, leaving her in a lamentable predicament, alone and left with choice but to live with her cold and oppressive grandmother near the bleak, brooding hills of Dartmoor, England. Her grief and sense of aloneness makes her feel vulnerable and exposed to the hardness of the world. She kws her struggles will only be overcome if she learns to free her true self from the shackles of her own inner oppressions, doubts, and personal hang-ups. But is she strong eugh to muster the inner strength and conviction required in order to resolve all of her issues? Can she overcome the fear of failure and break free from the shadow of adversity which always seems to haunt her? This is a tense and dramatic work of contemporary fiction that explores the vulnerabilities and strengths of the human condition when put under the greatest stresses from the real world and also the inner world of the mind. It is a story about the fear of living alone, confronting independence and surviving by one's own strengths. It is a story of hope and self-discovery, whereby the principle character undergoes a personal growth transformation as a result of an arduous life-changing journey. This story tells of one young woman's difficult journey as she strives to grow spiritually, tries to understand the nature of her true self and endeavors to find her real purpose in life. Emotionally engaging, profound, yet also disturbing, this is a story that will move you, inspire you, and remain forever in your memory.
Mark Woollacott is the author of Pray for Fey and Love Sings Like the Nightingale. Mark has been writing stories and poetry for many years, but he didn't know he wanted to be a writer until he read Winged Pharaoh by Joan Grant in 2001. After being inspired by this novel, he spent the next ten years researching and writing Pray for Fey and many other stories, including the play Love Sings like the Nightingale, and perfecting his craft as a writer. He was also working as an artist, but he knew writing would also become a major passion in his life.