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Atheists Who Kneel and Pray

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Summary

Yara Phillips is a wandering muse. She dates men who need her, but always moves on to something new, never staying in one place for very long.  

David Lisey is in need of a muse. A talented musician lacking lyrical inspiration. When he first sees her, he knows he's found what he's been seeking.  

Yara believes she can give David exactly what he needs to reach his full potential: a broken heart. 

David’s religion is love. Yara’s religion is heartache. Neither is willing to surrender, but religion always requires sacrifice.

©2017 Tarryn Fisher (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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  • Jenny_15227
  • 09-07-18

love the feels from this story

glad i reread the book first. awaiting the Audible for so long, but the narrators very nearly ruined it for me - particularly the male

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  • Denise
  • 07-10-18

Tarryn never disappoints

I love Tarryn Fisher stories. All her books have damaged characters you can’t get out of your head. You may or may not like the characters, but you can’t stop reading about them, like watching a train wreck. Yara has commitment issues and she knows why. It stems from her Mother. She has never been in love.....she doesn’t stick around long enough to know what that is. She never sticks around anywhere long enough to develop roots. Then David comes along. She is his Muse and loves her completely! He has faith in her, but she doesn’t have faith in herself. Yara does what Yara does best......run. The connection between David and Yara is intense and it push/pulls the relationship. No matter how far Yara runs, she is unable to forget David.

What I like about Fishers characters is they are complicated and messy, yet fragile. I really tire of the same ‘ol, same ‘ol romance stories. Fisher steps outside that box. I never feel like I’ve read a cookie cutter romance with this author. While this particular book was less dark and depressing, like Fisher’s other stories, there is an element of damage. I really like that. It feels real. Tarryn Fisher is an easy buy for me. Very talented writer. Every now and again, she writes a turn of phrase that has me stop and ponder. It’s sysinct and clever. She can also write what appears as mundane, and make it interesting. I look forward to more from this author.

FInty Williams was excellent. I first heard her in The Girl with All the Gifts. She was brilliant. She handled an American accent fairly well, but I could listen to her various British accents for days. Alexander did well too, tho he had a much smaller part than FInty.
#Sweepstakes #Tagsgiving #selfdiscovery #quirky #instabuy

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  • Kristina Koroluk
  • 15-01-19

Beautiful

I will be searching for my books by Tarryn Fisher. It was beautifully written with broken characters discovering how to live perfectly despite their imperfections. I was immediately drawn in and couldn’t turn it off. Brava, Tarryn!!

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  • Janel Luciani
  • 15-01-19

Never fails to deliver

Tarryn Fisher never fails to deliver a fresh storyline. Each word I read breathed life into the characters, bringing out the complexity of human emotion and the power certain connections have on our lives. Thank you for leaving me thinking and pondering, but most of all realizing that being real to oneself is a gift.

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  • Nicole Mortenson
  • 12-01-19

OMG!

I FREAKING LOVED THIS BOOK SOOOO MUCH THAT I LISTENED TO IT THE WHOLE WAY THROUGH! Great Great Book! Great Great Story! I REALLY Liked This Author and Narrators!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-01-19

fluctuating emotions throughout

slow start. characters i loved and hated in fluctuating ways. nice but short ending.
15thword.

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  • Jennifer
  • 28-12-18

Heart-shattering good

This book is not poetry, but it reads like poetry. It is soul-devouring, awe-inspiring, make you think and feel type prose. It flows in through your skin and melds with your cells. There were so many quotes that I highlighted, I would end up rewriting half of the book here just to share them with you.

"I never went looking for love. I didn't know what I missing. I had women who I thought I loved, who I spent time with, who I made love to. It all felt good until you came along. Then those encounters didn't feel good anymore. It’s like living next to a lake your whole life and then being taken to the ocean."

Now, I can imagine the title of this book may deter some from picking it up and reading it. Please don't let it. It's the title of a song included in the story. But there is much more meaning to it in the story. This is a romance that delves into relationships, heartbreak, flaws, pride, and fear. The characters are real and relatable, sometimes infuriatingly so.

"You don’t forgive because they deserve it. Most of the time they don’t. You forgive to keep your heart soft. To move forward without bitterness. Forgiveness is for you."

Fisher's Mud Vein has always been my favorite, but this one came so close to stealing my heart completely over. It's just that profound.

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  • Betsy O'Malley
  • 26-12-18

Beautifully Written

I must say this story was truly brilliant in every way a Novel could supersede expectations Atheists Who Kneel and Pray did 10 times fold!
Just a bit of a caution; if you are like me and tend to get over emotional 😭 I would recommend having Kleenex close at hand during his “Once in a lifetime “ Excellent Audible!

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  • Anna Schwoerer
  • 20-12-18

Nice Story, but predictably ending!

The narrator was excellent. This story was romantic and sweet. However, I wanted more from the ending.

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  • L. Leon
  • 11-12-18

You did it again

This my favorite new Tarryn Fisher so far. For a minute there I thought the end be different.