A Flower in the Snow by Mark G. Cosman
Publisher: Solstice Publishing
Publication Date: July 21, 2014
Format: Paperback - 180 pages
Kindle - 831 KB
Genre: Non Fiction / Memoir
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours.
My daughter. Berlyn, was asleep on a fold-out couch at her high school prom party when a former classmate and high school dropout shot her in the head for no apparent reason. Her murder prompted me to leave the rubble of my beliefs and assumptions to go in search of answers to the most profound questions we ask ourselves. A Flower in the Snow is the result of that odyssey.
My Book Review:
A Flower in the Snow is a compelling memoir written by a father whose daughter Berlyn was senselessly murdered at a party after her high school prom. Author Mark G. Cosman thoughtfully reflects upon Berlyn's life and murder as he embarks on a personal and emotional journey seeking answers for how and why this tragedy occurred.
This is a profound and thought provoking memoir that tugs at the heartstrings, you can't even imagine what the author and his family went through, yet his personal reflections are also a tender celebration of Berlyn's young life. This was a difficult story to read, it had me experiencing the full gamut of emotions, my heart ached for the author and his family. I admire the author's ability as a heartbroken father to thoughtfully write about his struggle to understand the senseless murder of his daughter, as well as share his personal journey that took him on a quest for understanding and peace.
A Flower in the Snow is a passionate memoir that beautifully captures the emotions, anguish, sorrow, and love for a daughter who was senselessly and violently taken from this world. It is a heart wrenching but inspirational story that will resonate with you long after the last word has been read.
RATING: 5 STARS
About The Author
Mark Cosman’s writing began when his daughter, Berlyn, was murdered following her high school prom. It was when Mark left the rubble of his beliefs and assumptions to go in search of answers to the most profound questions we ask ourselves. A Flower in the Snow is a result of that odyssey.
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