My 5 feather #bookreview of JUBILEE by W K Parks

JUBILEE by W K Parks

BOOK BLURB:

Ryan Fulbright has hit rock bottom. Poor decisions and selfishness have him scrounging to save his marriage and find his purpose in life. He volunteers for a missions trip to serve others while discovering himself and his true feelings about life, love, and God. While visiting Jubilee House, a rescue home for young girls save from sex trafficking in Nicaragua, Ryan haphazardly gets swept up in an ill-advised rescue attempt. When the rescue goes tragically wrong, Ryan finds himself stranded in the Nicaraguan mountains with only his shaken faith and a six year-old girl to help him survive and save not only himself, but twenty young girls as well.

MY REVIEW:

Ryan Fulbright, faced with his failures as a husband and father turns to alcohol to forget his shortcomings.  In utter despair over his upcoming divorce and the turmoil the separation is causing his young daughter, June, Ryan stumbles into a Baptist church looking for some type of answer to the hole in his heart.   His encounter with Pastor Jason starts him on a journey searching for a God that he doesn’t really believe in.  With misgivings, Pastor Jason sends Ryan on a one-man mission to Jubilee House in Granada, Nicaragua.  Jubilee House takes in and helps women trying to get away from their life of prostitution.  They also offer a safe haven for rescued children that were either sold or kidnapped into the rampant sex trade and trafficking of young children.

This is a tale of man’s inhumanity towards man, especially the most innocent and vulnerable, our children.  Ryan Fulbright is the main character, but we are introduced to several other characters that are intricately woven throughout the plot.  There is Benito the Giant, Miguel the translator and Gabrielle and her brave younger sister Natalia.  This story grabs your attention right from the beginning with the plight of Gabrielle and her sister.  This wasn’t a cliffhanger type of plot, but I was definitely on the edge of my seat during parts of the telling.

W. D. Parks did an awesome job with the depth of the characters and filling in the back stories where needed.  I came to know and feel each of their pain and suffering and also their shared joy.  Parts of these characters will linger with me for a quite a while.  If you’re not shedding a few tears by the end of this story, then you have a hard heart indeed.

The writing was in a descriptive nature, but no fluff.  I loved his usage of unique metaphors.  The author really brought out the dramatic scenes and I felt like I was sitting in the truck with Gabrielle, or tied to the post with Benito, or sitting upside, injured with Ryan.

There were several proofreading errors, and normally these types of errors have to be taken into consideration during the rating process, but this was such a good story that I will give my 5 feathers anyway.  I highly recommend this book.

About Sahara Foley

Bio: Until my husband died on Christmas 2012, I never thought about becoming a writer. In fact, the act of writing a story terrified me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading, just never had the knack for writing. The thought of writing dialogue scared the bejeebers out of me. See, Bob was the writer. He wrote stories for years but could never get a traditional publisher interested enough to publish even one. Now I understand why, as they were unpolished outlines. Then, after 30 years together, Bob passed away and my life was turned upside down.

About a month later, I was sitting around my apartment, trying to adjust to the worst event in my life, when a little voice spoke to me. Why not publish Bob’s stories? To be truthful, ever since the advent of self-publishing, I always wanted too, that’s how much I believed in his stories. But I knew I would have to fight him for every little change I made to his outlines. Sorry, honey, but they had to be done.

So, I pulled out the box of stories, dusted them off, and started on a new adventure: The World of Self-Publishing. Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I finally published several short stories early in 2014, then my horror novella, It Lives in the Basement. While I was working on them, I was slowly learning the craft of writing, and getting The Secret of Excalibur ready for publication. Excalibur was my favorite story of them all, and in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted a publisher. One day on Twitter, I ran across a tweet from Creativia Publishing, and that was another game changer for me. I signed up with them in December of 2014, and it was the best decision I’ve made.

One thing I’ve discovered on my new adventure, are all the really awesome and talented Indie Authors. If you find the right community of Indie Authors, all they want to do is help each other. I found that I love promoting them and their books, so that’s how I setup my blog. For readers to meet Indie Authors.

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