ABOUT THE BOOK: Can you imagine what it would be like for a person who has no real faith to be thrown into a situation in a foreign place where his faith is the only thing that can save his life? After running his life into the gutter through alcoholism and sexual addiction, Ryan Fulbright takes part in an impromptu mission’s trip in an attempt to redirect his life. Ryan visits a rescue home for underage girls in Nicaragua who have been rescued from sexual slavery. Seeking answers, he quickly finds himself at war with his fragile faith. In the midst of this, he becomes involved in an ill-advised rescue attempt that leaves him stranded and wounded in the mountains of Nicaragua. With only a six-year-old girl to help, Ryan needs to not only figure out how to survive, but also how to save several young girls who have recently been sold into sexual slavery.
Barry Napier is a published author with more than fifty short stories and poems in print and online. Novels, short story collections, poetry collections, and a chapbook have been published by small press venues. His poetry and short fiction have appeared in publications as wide ranging as a Norton anthology with Peter Straub and Joyce Carol Oates to a small press horror collection thematically based on The Wizard of Oz. Barry lives in Lynchburg, Virginia, with his wife and three children. Find Barry on Facebook, Twitter (@bnapier), Instagram (bnapierwriting), and his blog at www.barrynapier.wordpress.com.
This is a very powerful and heart wrenching story. You will be immediately thrown into the life of a little girl who is being sold to the highest bidder. I thought she was much older until the author reveals her true age which broke my heart.
Then we meet Ryan who isn’t so sure about God but finds himself surprised by these Christians he meets that don’t force Jesus down his throat. Underneath his doubting exterior he is a nice guy who God will redeem and draw to Himself.
The back and forth between the horrible world of these young girls and the hope of Jubilee House is a stark contrast. Your heart will ache for freedom for these girls, for them to either escape or be rescued.
The saddest part of all is this is truly happening in our world. Not just overseas but in America as well.
A copy of this book was given to me through The Book Club Network Inc. in exchange for an honest review.