After battling a long illness, Peter Stewart’s daughter, Austin, finds herself in a nightmarish addiction that thrusts her and her family into a world they never imagined.
As she buries herself deeper and deeper into the narcotics culture of shameless selfishness and deeply personal manipulation, Peter’s unwavering hope for her drives a wedge between him and the less forgiving family members.
But when Austin finally chooses to embrace all that the life of addiction offers, Peter is forced to choose between his faith and a family too broken to hope.
He chooses poorly.
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Aden James lives in the Low Country of South Carolina where he enjoys the outdoors with his wife, daughters and grandsons. He serves on the Board of three non-profit organizations and supports several charitable organizations dedicated to serving childhood illness, addiction and human trafficking.
What People are Saying About This
“Aden James is one of the very few authors who truly understands and authentically captures the reality of addiction, the mind and motivations of the addict and the splintering effects of addiction on the family. An Acre of Fools is intensely honest, personally revealing and captivating from start to finish – a remarkable read.”
Founder & President, Mercy Multiplied
Criminal Justice Veteran
“ An Acre of Fools is a profound family saga that slams the reader smack into the ragged, full-frontal face of evil like a page-turning mystery thriller! This mature, hard-souled family narrative is filled with enigmatic paradoxes – along with plot twists that are never predictable! The story unfolds in brisk, dramatic fashion reaching deep down and capturing your heart then flinging it – full force – into today’s buzzed-out drug culture of debauchery and shattered relationships. It’s very challenging, at times, to bear witness to this ever-evolving storyline that takes the main characters far off the typical middle-class emotional grid. It never fails to surprise; keeping the reader more in the question than on the solution side of events. The path to the family’s redemption travels outside the lines, and is certainly not a Sunday-School ending. It’s a powerful page turner!”
Producer/Director/Partner, Synergy Films
“A riveting story of unimaginable events. Aden James reminds us there are times when life brings us to ‘the darkest night of the soul,’ so that ‘God can finally have His way.’ You cannot read this book and be the same.”
CEO, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc.
Author of Dare to Serve
"Life moves quickly. So when a movie or book stops me dead in my tracks, forcing me to linger, I know I have come upon something special. An Acre of Fools does this to the reader. I found myself needing to process all of these: happiness, sadness, anger, peace, satisfaction. Very few authors can do what has been done here. A must read."
Senior Director, Stan Johnson Company
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A haunting tale of love, hope, addiction, and betrayal. Aden James portrays a true-to-life saga of what happens to a family fighting addiction, how they are drawn closer together and pulled farther apart. Peter Stewart has unwavering hope that his daughter can fight heroine and her other addictions. He stands firm in his love and hope for her, even against his other family members who have given up on her, but when Austin proves she can't fight it, Stewart must fight to hold on to his trust and belief in God. What will he do now that Austin has turned her back on him and fully embraced the life Peter never envisioned for her? From the first page, the happiness, love, sadness, faith pull you into this family's story. Addiction is real. It affects everybody it comes in contact with. How will you respond to it? What choices will you make? You'll see them all in this book. James draws from each family member, their feelings, their thoughts, realistically portraying what could happen. An Acre of Fools is the hope and destruction of life's dreams from addiction. Ninety percent of the profits of this book will be donated by the author to causes focused on addiction, human trafficking and family restoration. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.