There is nothing I like more than reading work by a debut author. Its like finding a secret garden in all it’s gorgeous splendour.

The Calm Within is no longer a hidden treasure, its a must read.

A heartbreaking, beautiful, and bittersweet novel woven together in all it’s tragic glory. I was taken on a journey that made me laugh, gave me goosebumps, caused my eyes to leak and my heart to soar.

The synopsis tells you it’s about love and loss, but it’s so much more than that, there are twists and turns you will not see coming. 

I don’t want to give away spoilers so instead I’ll leave you with this teaser, it made my heart hitch, and my lips tremble.

“Days you’ll pray for the earth to open up and swallow you whole so you’ll have a little reprieve from the despair you feel. There will also be better days. Days which feel new and breathe life back into your soul. Those are the days’ worth fighting for.”

A captivating debut, I can’t wait to read more from Crystal.

The Calm Within
by Crystal A Blanton