An Uncertain Refuge

An Uncertain Refuge

by Carolyn J. Rose

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780983735908
Publisher: Carolyn J. Rose, Author
Publication date: 07/02/2011
Pages: 358
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.74(d)
Age Range: 16 Years

About the Author

Carolyn J. Rose grew up in New York's Catskill Mountains, graduated from the University of Arizona, logged two years in Arkansas with Volunteers in Service to America, and spent 25 years as a television news researcher, writer, producer, and assignment editor in Arkansas, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington. She lives in Vancouver, Washington, and founded the Vancouver Writers' Mixers. Her hobbies are reading, gardening, and not cooking.

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Uncertain Refuge 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This strikes me as more of a young adult book. There is a lot of kid to adult dialogue that gets pretty tiresome. I would not recommend this to mystery fans......or anyone else!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I loved the cast of characters and how each was woven into the story. The only thing that got on my nerves was the name chosen for the little boy, Way-Ray. I understand it is supposed to be a nickname, but it just annoyed me having to read it over and over again. Just my own experience. However, it was a well written story that does a great job demonstrating the horrors of domestic violence.
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HollisBookShelf More than 1 year ago
While working at a woman's shelter in Arkansas, Kate Dalton is faced with the situation of saving the life of a woman from the shelter. She helps her but during the fight the ex-husband dies. When the owners of the shelter want to make a movie, Kate decides she can't do that so she leaves her job. Having nowhere to go, she decides to go to Oklahoma to visit Amanda - the lady whose life she had saved at the shelter. There she finds that Amanda is just barely hanging on - both physically and mentally - while hiding out from her ex-husband's family. She is also trying to take care of her rambuctious 9 year old son. Amanda convinces Kate to take her son, Way-Ray, for 2 weeks so she can re-coup. During that time, Kate becomes very attached to Way-Ray. But then Amanda disappears and Kate becomes Way-Ray's guardian. After sightseeing across the country and because of circumstances beyond their control, they have to stay for a while in a small town in Oregon. There she finds friends who become the family she doesn't have. These friends help Kate hide Way-Ray from his father's family as they are trying to locate and kidnap him - and they don't care who they hurt, or even kill, in the process. Because the story line flowed so well and the characters were so true to life, I couldn't put the book down once I started reading it. Definitely a book I will recommend to everyone! FTC disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the author hoping I would review it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago