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Abbey's Search for Sanctuary

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  11 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Abbey’s Search for Sanctuary, Stand-alone Book One of Destiny: Choice or Chance Trilogy: A riveting story of violence against women, including baby girls, and those who fight to protect them.

A Turkish-American nurse, Abbey shelters her younger sister after she divorces her Muslim husband when she learns his mother is going to perform a circumcision on their baby girl,
Kindle Edition, 190 pages
Published March 15th 2017
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Jessica Smith
Sep 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Ending is too rushed

This is a story of love and redemption; it deals with very complex subject matters such as religion, customary traditions, the acts of rebelling against those, loss, and redeeming oneself in the eye of the public. From reading the blurb about the book I was really looking forward to reading it since it seemed a unique since it told a different side, one not often touched on, of the Muslim religion and the negative culture and customs of the Middle East and the diversity of c
Adrian Churchward
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The story line has been competently and adequately explained in the other reviews without spoilers, so I won't repeat it. But it's not only the story line that's interesting and, at times, heartrending; it's the information about the cultural differences between the Kurds, Turks and Arabs. The less-informed of us in the West often tend to lump these Middle Eastern cultures together: "they're all the same". This book makes it clear that they can be very different.

At times I thought I was reading
Sophie Hodorowicz
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a book that has many levels: it's about growing up and straddling two different worlds, Turkish and American; it's a love story where those issues collide and where Middle Eastern culture is explored and explained using lovely prose. I learned a lot about the Kurdish people and the survival of the people as a distinct ethnic group. I love books that give me a sense of history, that teach me things in the process of enjoying a good read and where I come away feeling enriched with cultural ...more
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Dr.Abbey Askoy is in desperate need of employment and has applied for a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner position at a local clinic specializing in many types of psychiatry. Her sister, Jeyda and her daughter Jenny have just come to live with Abbey after escaping from her husband.

Abbey grew up in Turkey and then came back to the United States with her mother and she has views of the Muslim religion and has vowed to never get involved with a Muslim man after seeing what both her mother and her sist
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Born in her grandfather's home on Field's Road, Eris spent her early childhood in Jericho, Vermont. While attending Union University's School of Nursing, she met her future husband, a surgical intern from Istanbul Turkey. After moving to Buffalo, they worked together in the Neurosurgical Department of Roswell Park Cancer Institute and wrote several research papers. After their five children finish ...more

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