I’m delighted to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for the beautiful and eclectic The Clouds Beyond Us by Rahf AlRashidi. Thank you to Melanie of Fraser’s Fun House for giving me the opportunity to read and review this gorgeous collection of short stories and poetry.
About the book:
A beautiful and eclectic mix of stories and poetry, as presented by new and exciting author Rahf AlRashidi. This collection of insights into the author’s soul takes the reader on a melancholy journey of loss, heartache and ill treatment, whilst at once telling the story of strength and showing the joy to be found in the aftermath of sorrow. An inspirational read for women across the world.
About the author:
Rahf AlRashidi is a multi-genre author of short stories and poetry. A medical student from Kuwait, she currently lives abroad to pursue her medical degree. She first began writing short stories at the age of nine, when she lived in Texas, USA. In 2009, the journey towards her dreams began, with writing becoming a part of her life after showcasing her talents as an artist and writer in the District PTA contest in Denton, going on to win first place.
Her mother, a psychologist and an author, has always been and continues to be her source of inspiration and her faithful guide.
Rahf is currently working on her next book
You can stay up to date with news and announcements from Rahf over on Twitter: @tcbu2018
The Clouds Beyond Us is not my usual kind of read at all, but when I was invited to read and review it as part of the blog tour I was intrigued to see what it was like. And I’m so glad I agreed to read it as it was simply wonderful! A blend of short stories and poetry, it was beautifully written and at times incredibly moving.
Rahf AlRashidi writes with such emotion, empathy and understanding, her words flowing effortlessly as she takes you on a wondrous and personal journey of discovery that you won’t want to end.
This is a book to be savoured and enjoyed in small, bite size chunks. Reading The Clouds Beyond Us too fast would do a disservice to a book that is such a beautiful and moving read. It deserves to be lingered over, each story and poem eliciting an emotional response that differs in every way from the last.
Unlike anything I’ve ever read before The Clouds Beyond Us is a lovely, beautifully written and heartfelt read that I would recommend.
The Clouds Beyond Us by Rahf AlRashidi is available to buy now: Amazon UK