BOOK REVIEW: Praying for Dawn. By Autumn Winchester

Praying for Dawn
by Autumn Winchester

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A simple girl.
A simple man.
Both brought together in the most unexpected way.
On her fourteenth birthday, Dawn was kidnapped by a close family friend and forced into a brutal sex trafficking ring. Will a perfect stranger be the answer to her prayers?


In this modern-day mafia novel, Elijah finds his long-lost childhood love. He vows to do anything to prove to her that nothing is simply black and white.





I looked behind us, seeing a black car following us. The same black car I had seen a few other times, but never really thought anything about it. I had seen it at the front gate the day of the trial, and I made sure to stay away from the windows that day, and the days following. A few times that we had been out around town, I had seen it across the street in places that we parked.

Picking up his own phone, he called Kaleb, telling him where we were, and to track the car’s location, as he took turns that lead us away from his parents. He slowly sped up, increasing his speed. His voice was rough with nerves, and possibly thrill. He was a FBI agent, and from what I had seen on TV, they like the feel of chases, but usually the rules were reversed.

“I’m going to take you back home, and have Joslyn keep Lizzy,” Elijah said, taking a sharp turn around a corner as the car behind us caught up to us.

Elijah answered, sending a bolt of fear down my spine. “Hang on.”

There wasn’t really much to hang onto, as he turned another corner, peeling out as the back tires screeched before he gunned it again, going down a different road. I gripped the handle on the door with one hand, and with the other I grabbed onto the seat belt as I was roughly forced to the side as he turned the corner. Both my hands were white as I held on for what felt like my life.

Once he got the car was straightened out, another car came out of the trees, fast, hitting us on the front fender sideways, causing us to swerve off the road and into a ditch and rolling once. My head hit the side door window. We were going too fast for Elijah to brake safely to try to slow the collusion.

The white airbags blew, hitting me in the face and blocking my vision from the front and side. Everything began to blur together.

The sound of the front window breaking reached my ears with the impact as the car rolled on its side. The roof gave in against the ground. The thud as the other side flipped over. The car bounced, once, twice, before stopping, motionless. My heart pounded, and I could feel a trickle of blood down the side of my face.

The last thing I heard before everything went dark, was Elijah.


Book Review

Again Autumn bellows your mind with her superb ability to write dark tales, with tragic lives but with soul searching and true love conquers all to a happy ending.

This book is not for everyone if child abuse, abuse of women, drug use mention and rape and BDSM are triggers for you then do not read this book. Though there are no real graphic details of any of this it is still mentioned and described in some chapters of this book. With that said it is still a dam good book.

Dawn is kidnapped at a young age and given to the evillest of men to be used as a sex slave until the age of nineteen where she is sold at auction to Elijah who is an undercover FBI agent working to bring down the sex slave industry.

What Elijah did not expect was to find the one person he had spent many years searching for at that auction. Buying Dawn and taking her home. Elijah is the one person that can bring Dawn back from the brink of wanting death through his patience and love for her.


As I said before this is not a story for everyone and though some parts of it I found difficult to read, Autumn wrote them in her delicate way that the reader can absorb what is being portrayed without being disturbed. Though this is a dark and twisted tale with many what that I didn’t see that coming moments you still fell in love with Dawn and Elijah.

You can see the struggle these to go through just to get to a point where they can co live even before love. Dawn must realise that there is a good life outside of the compound and Elijah has to control his needs to dominate as any good Dom would. Elijah is patient with Dawn and takes everything at her pace while she discovers herself and those around her that knew her before she was taken.

Autumn never lets a reader or her fans down in the way she tells her tales. She is articulate in her words and has a way of sucking the reader in wanting to read more. It is a shame this story is not going to be a series as I would have loved to have read more about Dawn and Elijah.

If the above, do not cause you distress then I strongly recommend you check this book out and if you love it as much as I did then check out the rest of Autumn’s works. She does not let her fans down in her writing, she stays true to form and a highly talented author. This writer can see many great things coming for Autumn if she never loses her passion for writing such twisted and dark tales.

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About the Author


I am a mother of 4 kids. I live in Central USA. I grew up in the middle of nowhere. I have a dog and cat, who do not get along at all. I tend to be the quieter type of person. I was born to write, and love to spend any free time doing just that.

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