Shattered Rose (Winsor, #1) by T.L. Gray

Shattered Rose (Winsor, #1)

“For any girl who has struggled to love herself.” –T.L. GrayAvery Nichols knows how to wear the mask. Perfect student, perfect daughter and perfect friend. Nobody would ever guess that inside, Avery is a prisoner to her own self loathing. Then she meets him…and everything changes. Handsome, charming and self assured, Jake Matthew sweeps Avery off her feet in an effortless fashion. Avery knows that Jake is everything she needs and all she ...

Details Shattered Rose (Winsor, #1)

TitleShattered Rose (Winsor, #1)
Release DateApr 16th, 2013
GenreRomance, Christian Fiction, Christian, Contemporary, New Adult

Reviews Shattered Rose (Winsor, #1)

  • Sana
    HOLYFLIPPINGPOOPyou guysYOU GUYS, THIS IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER READ. So I was in the mood for some Christian romance and the previous books that I read on that genre were like really boring and preachy, but I can successfully say, that this book is nothing like that. Though it didn't really inform me much about the religion of Christianity, it did tell that the religion is simply about love and peace.There seems to be so much hate on religi...
  • Tammy
    What can I say? This book is a labor of love. It's my debut novel and I hope you will love the story and characters as much as I do. For more information about Shattered Rose, please visit my website at
  • Christie Hagerman
    Unfortunately, this story is all too often truth instead of fiction, happening in the daily lives of girls who struggle to strike a balance between love and obsession, between healthy choices and dangerous fixations. I recognize so many people in the pages of the book, so many real faces that are caught up in the destructive cycle Avery faces. In this way, the book becomes not only a great read that draws you in and makes you want to yell at the ...
  • Kathy Locke
    Couldn't put it down! Thought I'd read one chapter before bed and now it is 4:30am! I love the hope and struggle to find the hope! I loved the redemption of Christ and His unconditional love portrayed through Parker. I found myself encouraged and reminded of that unconditional love that I think most people struggle to grasp at some point in their life. What a realistic, beautiful portrayal of the perfectionistic performance mindset, the breakdown...
  • Staci
    This new adult novel is Tammy Gray's debut. In Shattered Rose, there are four main characters and they are all college students at Winsor. The vast majority of the novel focuses on Avery, her roommate Issy and Issy's cousin Jake. None of them are Christians and each is still finding their moral compass.What I liked most is when it was revealed who the voice was behind the prayers that started each chapter. The writing is good.Readers looking for ...
  • Ashley
    Honestly, this book really hit home for me. I was raised in a Christian home and suffered from an eating disorder. I've had many counselors and struggled a lot through my high school life fighting to be what everyone else saw as perfect. It took me too long to realize that I'm love for who I am. I'm how happily married to a man who loves me no matter what I weigh and I have a beautiful baby girl. This book is one of so few that shine into the dar...
  • Rachel
    Love, love, love this book so much! This is a beautifully written story about learning to love how God made you, trusting someone else with your fears and insecurities, and truly seeing what unconditional love really looks like! Parker is just so amazing! It is truly encouraging that guys like Parker are in reality, genuine men of God, who want to honor Him in all relationships in life, including having morals when it comes to women! For those ...
  • Michelle
    I can't remember the last time I read a book from start to finish in one day. And this book was over 400 pages long. It came in the mail today and I opened it and said to myself that I'd just read a few pages. Well I just finished and it was so good it is making my favorite fiction list. I started to get choked up a number of times when Avery thought about how much she hated herself and yet God sent someone into her life to show her His unconditi...
  • Jamie Rhodes
    Sometimes there are books whose words you just don't want to stop reading. I didn't want to do anything but keep reading to see where this book was going next. I was gripped by this book. This is a love triangle book (or to me it is). In one corner we have Avery. Avery is fighting self loathing issues. She has a problem with eating and purging. This is a central theme throughout the book. She keeps this a secret from everyone. In another corner w...
  • Salyna
    This book was a very good read and I enjoyed it a lot. However, even though it is Christian and has a good ending it was a very emotional read. It also had a ton of adult content. I would not recommend this book to anybody under age 17, but that's my opinion. Some reasons I say this are because their is: sex before marriage, underage drinking, partying, and an eating disorder in the book. It used the word "Hell" in the book as a swear word a few ...
  • Nikki May
    Wow it's was so purely written it was amazing at times and so touching, this book was about a journey that we shared with the main character Avery, her ups and her downs, her trials and tribulations, love and pain. It showed almost every emotion to us as a reader and it made us feel exactly what the character felt and just as a reader I know that's amazing that a writer can get it so right. I loved this story it had so many hidden and out there m...
  • Cas
    Girls have so much pressure placed on them to be thin, look good and be popular.Avery went to college with a warped self image her mom established early in her life. She always reminded her about her weight. Avery learned to eat and throw up which caused her shame and guilt. Her roommate had issues which caused her to drink which stemmed from her parents divorce. Jake was the roommates cousin and he had issues but was drawn to Avery, although he ...
  • Mariana
    Fantastic!!!!!!Very real and possible, well-written story about pain, wounds, love...I loved this book!!!The characters are amazing and could be any of us!
  • Patricia Fuller
    Avery was too nice. The story had too much pain, too much drinking, too much confusion, too much hurting people. At least she finally found God!
  • Shampa Paul
    It's my first read Christian romance book and it's really good. After so many struggles finally the happiness comes in Avery's life. This book is about how unconditional true love changes a person's life imaginably irrespective of their flaws and imperfections.
  • Vikki
    Shattered Rose An interesting book about the struggles of college students as they come together from different backgrounds. I like that there is a sequel.
  • Octavia Mason
    This story of Parker and Avery is one of unconditional love, self-worth, redemption, and forgiveness. None of the main characters are hollowed creatures with no sense of substance. Each character starting from Avery to Issy are all facing different trials and temptations in life—some hidden and some apparent. T.L. Gray presents the characters in a believable way, helping the readers to see that there are people in life who endure things that th...
  • April
    4+ StarsWow! This novel was way more than I expected. A coming of age story, with some real depth to it. Gray tackles some hard hitting issues, like eating disorders, the lies we believe, the choices we make, unhealthy relationships and more. However, this novel has a beautiful thread of love, hope, redemption and grace woven in. You don't see it at first, and honestly the beginning, while interesting wasn't as gripping as the rest of the novel. ...
  • Dawn Turner
    This book started off slow for me, but once I got past about the first third, it really picked up. By the time I hit the last third, I couldn't put it down and found myself emotionally sucked in. The author handles the issue of bulimia very well, putting the reader right into the mind of a victim of this dreadful disorder and the choices that often lay behind it. I wanted to shake Avery as often as I wanted to hug her and tell her it would be all...
  • Lacey
    This book hit home. While I didn't deal with all the same problems that Avery did I could see the way I used to live my life and all the denial and numbing out I was doing. I just wish I'd found books like this sooner. It was a very therapeutic read, and entertaining as well. This is definitely a book I'll be putting on my shelf so it's available for my future kids to pick up if they happen to love reading as much as I do.
  • Silver Passion
    Hope withinWhen I first started to read this book I did not expect this. I was excited to read it. Women struggle so much with self image. Seeking approval from others instead of within. A true message of hope lies within. In the darkness, light shall come. Beautifully written Tammy, even though Avery was starting to on my nerves, and a good way to reach souls.
  • Lynsey Wilkins
    For those who struggleThis book is a great find for girls that have struggled with self image. They can find they are not alone. That they don't need to feel like it's ok for others to walk on them. She struggles through most the book. I think that she gets over it to easy but it will help young girls see that there are ways and that they should be themself.
  • Holly Scardina
    I love her books. She knows how to weave a story well. Lots of twist and turns I was not expecting. Finished this book in one day, I was sucked in! This is the first story in a trilogy that will have you screaming and crying and laughing at the same time.
  • Kayla
    This was such a good book, I couldn't put it down. It was a very real and raw story that resonated with many struggles I went through in college. I think every parent of a teenage girl and every teenage girl should read this.
  • Suze
    SHATTERED ROSEThere is a good message with this book, but to me it rambled on and on for many more pages than needed.
  • Jennifer Rodewald
    Relevant, raw, and beautiful. Young women need to see their value from the eyes of the King.
  • Delia Sandford
    I really enjoyed this book going to read book two x
  • Lori
    I think this is a great book for any girl struggling with self worth.