Redmond, Joy Stolen Lives

ISBN 13: 9781492102915

Stolen Lives

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At the age of 6, Ali Monroe is given a kitten that becomes her closest companion and confidante who she turns to again and again in her challenging young life. Her first ten years are spent with a mother who is an alcoholic and whose income is earned from male visitors to their home. After tragedy strikes, the moral pendulum in Ali's home-life swings to the opposite extreme when she is forced to live with her overzealous religious aunt who appears to care for her but is unable to let Ali live a regular life due to her religious beliefs and fear of her father's wrath. At the age of 13 she's involved in a scandal she can never live down and for which she is severely punished. She becomes a teenage girl in modern times struggling to endure a life that includes dressing in 19th century clothing, restrictions on food and drink, and practically no social life at all. Even television is considered a tool of the devil. In addition to the challenges she faces in present time, she's haunted by the mysteries of the past, not knowing who her father was, or why her mother was locked in a closet to keep her from being with him. Ali never knows what's in store for her from one day to the next as her aunt fluctuates between empathizing with Ali's desire for a normal life and her own fear of stepping outside the bounds of what her parents and church insist on as right and proper, even if it means making a child suffer, all in the name of love and obedience to their version of God.

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After retiring from her career as a phlebotomist, Joy Redmond decided to pursue her passion for writing. She lives in Kentucky, and is a mother of three and a grandmother of seven. Anna's Visions, her second novel was published in 2012. Give Me Wings is her third novel. To contact Joy Redmond: Email: Facebook: Twitter : @authorjoy

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