Multi-volume author Ralph Nelson Willett introduces us to The Release: Escape From Torment:
Carrie Rhodes must escape the violent rages of her boyfriend. On the run, severely beaten and in pain, fate intervenes when only two hours from Chicago her car breaks down in an unfamiliar town. She is alone and vulnerable. Without hope, Carrie resigns herself to her inevitable death.
Hope returns though, in the form of an extraordinary man with dark secrets and an unusual occupation. For the first time, Carrie finds herself part of an extended family where love is unconditional and freely given. Peace touches her soul. It's peace like she has never felt before. It gives her a new sense of how her world could be.
However, evil refuses to release its grip and darkness rages in many forms. Carrie rejects the light that is shining into her life when she declares that there is no God. Would a loving God allow her to go through the torment that has followed her from father to boyfriend to lover?
A phone call exposes her. Violence follows her. If not for her new friends, she may be forced back into her old way of life and the old patterns of abuse.
Can God’s love, shown through flawed people, be the path of escape from generations of violence and abuse? Can the prayer of a woman that Carrie doesn’t know, point her life in a new direction? To be set free, the generational curse must end. The chains must be broken.
There must be a release, an escape from torment.
This book is really good reading! It portrays people who are real in many different circumstances of life. It also hints at a lot of the spiritual forces that are active in the lives of these people. Different forms of abuse are described, without shying away from the biggie, generational abuse. It gets worse with each successive generation. The escape from torment is very real and clearly delineated in the story.
I really enjoyed this story! The author has done a marvelous job of balancing action, narration and dialog. I found the scene setting to be quite well done also. No words were wasted. All of the characters seemed like people I know or have met. Everyone played their part quite well.
I would have liked more background about Chi since he is so capable of niceness and mayhem. He has an intriguing set of skills. I loved his mom, she is quite a character!
Because this is such a great story and well written, I give it 4.7 stars! The score would have been higher except for the handful of spelling errors I found.
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