Girls Who Pray by Evelyn Dar

What was the book about?:
Girls Who Pray is a story inside a story. The novel opens with Claire Roberts, an author who is being sued by the Amish for publishing a nonfiction book about the experience of being Amish and queer. Girls Who Pray tells her story as she navigates her day(s) in court, as well as the story she’s being sued for writing – the story of Rachel and Sarah, 2 young women grappling with their surprising love for one another. 

Featured Tropes: Amish, new adult, coming of age

Book Strengths:
Evelyn Dar really hit this one out of the park in terms of telling a NEW story in lesbian/WLW fiction. This is definitely not one you’ve read before. The story within a story element was engaging and exciting, and Girls Who Pray has an EXCELLENT twist.

Book weaknesses:
I found the ending of this book to be rushed – there were several threads that I would have loved to see wrapped up with a tidier bow. 

Character Chemistry:
Sarah and Rachel have truly believable, sweet chemistry. Evelyn Dar really made every part of their relationship exciting to read. 

Heat Rating: 🔥🔥🔥 (3.5 flames)

Wrap up:
Girls Who Pray was a truly captivating book with both structure and content unlike anything else I’ve read in the genre. I would love to read more about these characters!

Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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