Sacrifice the One

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Sacrifice the One is a faith-themed family drama set against the backdrop of rejection, rebellion and redemption.

Rose, always headstrong, knows having a baby could be risky after having already miscarried. But she wants nothing more than to hold in her arms the little girl she has always wanted. She bargains with God that if he'll just give her a baby, she won't ask for anything else. She gets the baby, but at the cost of her own life.

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Overview

Sacrifice the One is a faith-themed family drama set against the backdrop of rejection, rebellion and redemption.

Rose, always headstrong, knows having a baby could be risky after having already miscarried. But she wants nothing more than to hold in her arms the little girl she has always wanted. She bargains with God that if he'll just give her a baby, she won't ask for anything else. She gets the baby, but at the cost of her own life.

Robert could take or leave fatherhood. All he's ever wanted is to spend his life with Rose. Everything he does is because of her, for she is the woman who wiped away so many years of loneliness and became the center of his world. When he loses her as a result of childbirth, he can't take it. He wants to be angry at someone; he wants to be angry with his beloved Rose. But it's too much weight to carry being angry with the woman he loved more than his own life, so he turns to the next person: the child of that union, Seta. Furious with God for taking his wife and for never seeming to stand by him, and angry with this child for being the cause of his wife's death, Robert renounces them both. He doesn't need God and he doesn't need this child. He curses God and dumps the baby on Rose's parents.

Seta is devastated when she finds out her father has remarried and has new stepchildren who call him Daddy. She rebels, deciding that since being good didn't get her anywhere, being bad will definitely get her the attention she deserves-and be more fun. She wants nothing to do with the values her churchgoing grandmother raised her with, as she wonders why her prayers to God for a father's love have gone unanswered for so long. So Seta goes down adestructive path, all on her search to fill the void. She and her grandmother, Barbara, fight as Seta's rebellion tests the family's foundation of faith.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601629845
  • Publisher: Urban Books
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 859,309
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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  • Posted August 28, 2009

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    MUST READ

    this book made me cry , its like about emotional abuse when it comes to Rosetta , Roberts daughter he wants nothing to do with this girl , but she is very strong & wont give up . when his wife died he lost it .
    if you dont shed a tear then theres something wrong . highly recommended for young pure readers . but if your not still a good read . (:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2004

    Daddy¿s Little Girl, or not?

    What happens when a man whose undying love for the only woman ever to return his affections discovers the one thing that would truly make her happy is the very thing he is reluctant to give? In the book 'Sacrifice the One' by Monica P. Carter, Robert Armstrong, a college professor, is confronted with that very question; when the love of his life Rose dies shortly after giving birth to the sustenance of her completion. Robert and Rose had tried unsuccessfully to become pregnant and carry full term with no success. Each attempt was not without risk. For Robert, there was no decision to be made; Rose was all he needed to sustain his life. But for Rose, life would never be complete without the sound of a child¿s crying or laughing resounding in their home. There was nothing Robert wouldn¿t do for his Rose. For Rose, there was nothing she wouldn¿t give for the sake of fulfilling her longing for motherhood; even if it meant death. They were as close as any husband and wife could be and there were no secrets between them. Or, were there? In the wake of Rose¿s death, a new chapter of life emerges: Rosetta Love or, Seta as she was later christened. Her life would symbolize the beginning and the end of many things destined to unfold. Rose had a secret she never intended to share with Robert but all things reveal themselves in time. A voice from Robert¿s past would reach out to him from beyond the grave, dealing him a devastating blow. In that instant, Robert¿s obsessive love of the only living memory left of his beloved Rose, would soon become the object of his hatred and contempt. In this spellbinding book of love, loss, rejection, and salvation, the characters take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions all demonstrating the various sacrifices surrounding a single soul who would never fully know the impact she made on many lives. 'Sacrifice the One' provides its readers with great suspense and intrigue; revealing shocking family secrets. This book not only offers great entertainment, it also affords enlightenment of the consequences secrets can bring as well as the overwhelming sense of loss one can self-inflict due to misguided hatred. --Collier Lunn, founder of NaMari Publishing, Flavah Reviewers

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