Book Review: Don’t Be Afraid by C.A. Harms 


Don’t Be Afraid

by C.A. Harms 




Have you ever looked at someone and just knew,
knew that they were put in your life for a reason?
The one person that would be not only your best friend, but would be your absolute everything?
That’s how I felt the first time I saw him.
That one day when a few little words changed our entire lives forever…Don’t be Afraid, he said.
Life can change so quickly.
One moment you can be smiling and feeling as if you’re walking on clouds and the next, everything you love, everything you treasure crumbles at your feet.I told him to fight, I told him I needed him.
We needed him.
But there are just some fights that can’t be won…He was my angel then, and he’s still my angel now.
In a way, I believe he’s still looking out for us, giving us a future.
Sometimes it’s as if I can still feel his presence,
guiding us and keeping us safe.

So, I won’t be Afraid.
I’ll live. I’ll fight.
It’s what he would have wanted.

I’ll do it for him…


My Rating:

Favorite Quotes:


I’m scared… I don’t know how to be me without you.


Miss him, fall apart. I’m here to pick you up, I promise.


He knew I couldn’t help but fall in love with you. How could anyone not see the beauty inside you and be weakened by it?


I promised her pancakes and eggs… There may have been a mention of chocolate chips too… What? Isn’t it in the aunt handbook that I should spoil my one and only niece every single chance I get?


My Review:


While the premise was relevant and predictable, the exceptional quality, depth, and poignancy of Ms. Harm’s writing, as well as the complexity of the explored emotions shared by the characters, were not; and those were the unexpected treasures I gleaned from this heartrending tale. The storylines were robust with all the feels, agony, fear, love, grief, satisfaction, levity, despair, elation, and completion. Tears were often close and on more than one occasion my eyes stung while my throat constricted and burned, and my chest tightened with threats of an ugly cry.   And while I typically prefer to eschew that phenomenon, this thoughtfully written and engaging story was more than worth my distress.



About The Author


C.A. Harms

I am an Illinois girl, born and raised. Simple and true. I love the little things; they truly mean the most. I may have a slight addiction to my new Keurig—oh my, that thing is a godsend. And so fast too. I have two children who truly are the greatest part of my days, and their faces never fail to put a smile on my face. I have been married to my best friend for seventeen years, and looking forward to many more.

I am one of those authors that adore my readers. I love to hear from you. After all, it is because of each one of you that I continue to write.



10 Replies to “Book Review: Don’t Be Afraid by C.A. Harms ”

  1. Great Review. I just love books that makes me cry, because I barely cry in books. Books have made me tear up yes, but never straight up cry out. I am so going too check this book out one day. Thank you so much for sharing.

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