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Giveaway & Review THE BRACELET by ROBERTA GATELY @GalleryBooks @RobertaGately

Book Description

November 6, 2012

Newly heartbroken and searching for purpose in her life, Abby Monroe is determined to make her mark as a UN worker in one of the world’s most unstable cities: Peshawar, Pakistan. But after witnessing the brutal murder of a woman thrown from a building, she is haunted by the memory of an intricate and sparkling bracelet that adorned the victim’s wrist.

At a local women’s shelter, Abby meets former sex slaves who have miraculously escaped their captors. As she gains the girls’ trust and documents their horrifying accounts of unspeakable pain and betrayal, she joins forces with a dashing New York Times reporter who believes he can incriminate the shadowy leader of the vicious human trafficking ring. Inspired by the women’s remarkable bravery—and the mysterious reappearance of the bracelet— the duo traces evidence that spreads from remote villages of South Asia to the most powerful corners of the West, risking their lives to offer a voice to the countless innocents in bondage.

About the Author
A nurse, humanitarian aid worker, and writer, Roberta Gately has served in war zones ranging from Africa to Afghanistan. She has written extensively on the subject of refugees for the Journal of Emergency Nursing, as well as a series of articles for the BBC Worlds News Online. She speaks regularly on the plight of the world’s refugees and displaced. 



Abby Monroe, newly dumped and laid off from her job as a pediatric nurse, decides to leave her life behind and is hired by the UN to compile statistics for their vaccine program. It is a job she is uniquely qualified for and is assigned to Peshawar, Pakistan.  On her way to the refuge camp, she stops in Geneva for training and on an early morning run, she witnesses what she believes is a murder.  A women falls four stories and Abby rushes to where she lands, as she approaches she see an amazing bracelet on the women's wrist.  A man scares her and she rushes back to her hotel, only to discover that when the police are called, the body isn't there.

Once she reaches Peshawar, she meet Najeela, who is the liaison for the UN.  She is Afghan, and her father wishes to return to Afghanistan and seek a place within the new government.  Najeela complains to Abby that she would love to marry her European boyfriend but she is under her father's rule at home and can only marry who he approves of.  After growing up in Paris, she hates that she must return to the ancient ways of her land.  She also explains the whole slave trade to Abby, were boys are sold to Arabs as camel jockeys (I had to look that one up), and young girls are sold as sex slaves.  This is really eye opening and brings a lot of horrifying this to the forefront.

The story really becomes more of a romance and mystery when Nick, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, comes to the camp to research.  He also tells Abby some harrowing stories about the refuges and human trafficking. As the pair dig deeper into the unsavory world of this horror, Abby seems to find herself.  I really enjoyed this quick read and although there are some really awful things that happen to these refugees, it really opened my mind to what goes on in the rest of the world.  I would definitely read another book by this author.  

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  1. I got this book this past weekend at Readers & Ritas. Glad to know it is good so can't wait to read it!

  2. posted on facebook.

  3. thank you for the giveaway! can't wait to read! :)

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  4. Sounds really interesting. I would love to read it. Thanks for having this giveaway.



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