Unspeakable Journey by Rinda Hahn
Isabella is happy with her life. She has a loving husband and children she adores. She lives pleasantly enough and has money to buy the things they need. On the eve of her thirtieth birthday as Isabella is grabbing a few groceries at the local grocery store she is abducted in the parking lot.
Despite all Isabella does to escape, Hasam, a human trafficker arranges to have her taken into Saudi Arabia where she is presented to the Prince Latif to be taken as wife. Latif, upon meeting Isabella finds her to be a beauty of long lavish red hair and captivating green eyes.
Isabella arrives in a country foreign to her. Ripped from the love of her family and friends she is forced to live under the laws of this country and live out her Christian faith under the very large and ever-present watchful eye of the Muslim community.
Ok… first off, holy smokes did this audio get me heart racing! While this is a fiction read it felt as though it could be a memoir. Isabella’s abduction seemed very real to me, I think in the times we live in there is so much out in the world happening that I listened to the start of this audio and thought, “Why not? It could happen.”
Isabella’s story is one of a strong faith. While she loses everything that can be taken away from her, there is one thing that can not by taken – and that is God. As Isabella’s captivity goes from days, to weeks to months… she has little hope of ever returning home to her husband and her children, and she literally gives it all to God. If this is His plan for her, then she will abide. A powerful, POWERFUL reflection of being fully committed to whatever will be.
I found the characters to be well written and the story line engaging. As Isabella fully gives herself to this new husband as she is demanded to… I found this to be an incredible topic for a Christian fiction read. There are many questions that came to mind and I felt that author Rinda Hahn wrote a very impressive book.
My only complaint is the ending was so abrupt. I would have liked to have known more from that point on – however I can see where if there was to be a sequel (hint hint hint!!!) I can see where this story line could pick up and continue into another book.
A book about keeping your faith and knowing God is with you, even in the darkest of days. A wonderful debut for author Rinda Hahn, who I would gladly read again.
**Stay tune – soon I will be interviewing author Rinda Hahn
The 2011 WHERE Are You Reading map has been updated to include Unspeakable Journey
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