“Burning Embers” written by L.S. Pullen
A Book Review by Beverly Guest our Charity Champion
Having read all the previous books by this author, this next one was a must. The cover reveal was a brief glimpse into what lay ahead, an indie adult romance fictional novel with a difference.
So why you may ask, is this book review being featured on an Autism Charity website? Well, I will come to that… but first I want to discuss the core of the novel itself.
Burning Embers welcomes you to Olly and Rachel who are destined to be together, travelling on a journey of love, and understanding the experiences each of them have gone through, to become the people they are today.
Those of you who have read the previous books by L S Pullen may remember the characters being briefly mentioned. I was so glad Olly had his own story explored, and this book did not disappoint.
It is a love story that shows acceptance of a past, enjoyment in the present, and excitement for the future. It is a no holes barred portrayal of love and all its nuances, it will grip you right bang in the centre of your heart and will hold you captive.
I already loved this author writing, but there is one thing in this book that made me love and respect them that little bit more. It is not often you read a fictional book which features a part about a character on the Autism spectrum.
It is more common to actually read or hear about children, and non-fictional books, so it was absolutely refreshing and fantastic to read fiction about an adult with Autism.
This book welcomes you to an Autistic adult who is Rachels Mother. A Mother diagnosed late in life as we so often hear about in the present day.
The author shows absolute sensitivity, kindness, and true understanding of Autism. I was absolutely blown away by the way the character was gently introduced to the story, and how she featured in Rachels life.
The author does an outstanding job of explaining how Autism has made the mother the person she is in the story, and how Rachel gains a new insight and understanding to how and why her Mum is the person she is today. Kudos to the author, it is not often you read about a fictional Autistic character!
So, I would like to say a well done and thank you to author L S Pullen for pushing boundaries and highlighting that Autism can feature in a fictional book, not just a factual book. However small the part is, the author has clearly taken the time to include this character, and on a personal level from an Autism household, I found it refreshingly beautiful.
Wouldn’t it be cool to read more about the mother? Either way, if you like a true open and honest adult love story, I would definitely recommend this book… AND if you are curious to read about how an autistic adult features in it, then go for it!
Amazingly talented Author and feel so heart-warmed for the inclusive way they have brought our community into the characters story. LOVE LOVE!!