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, Jenny. When her sister is murdered by her ex-husband, Abbey knows she must find a way to keep Jenny safe.
Once a Peshmerga fighter and medic with the Kurdish forces in Iraq, Rami now works with refugees in Buffalo. Shunned by his grandfather and family for failing to demand retribution when his arranged marriage failed, Rami avoids emotional attachments. That is until he meets Abbey.
Warning Abbey that honor killings are often family affairs and that she and Jenny are in danger, Rami offers her a way out: a marriage of convenience and refuge in his homeland of Kurdistan.
Abbey is committed to doing anything to protect Jenny but can she face going back to the world of her childhood: a world of headscarves and submission, a world that scarred her mother and killed her sister, a world she’d already escaped once?
“Refugee resettlement, cross cultural love, history, mental health: a tastey treat”
Abbey’s Search for Sanctuary is 4th novel and first in a trilogy by Eris Field, emeritus professor of psychiatric nursing. Protagonist Abbey Aksoy steps into her first employment as a recent graduate of a doctor of nursing practice program, a psychiatric nurse practitioner. Eris Field knows how to describe personalities. The tension in Abbey’s new practice with the other team members is particularly fascinating. It was plausible. Abbey lived in Turkey for several years as a child. The head of the clinic where she is employed is of Kurdish background. The book takes off from there. I recommend this book for policy makers, to gain insight into the role of mental health in international health arenas. I recommend this book for those interested in the intricacies of international relations. Eris has a demonstrated knowledge of the Middle East. We get a lesson in history and culture.. 5,000 years BC the Kurds were making wine! We can anticipate Abbey developing a nurse practitioner program is a Kurdistan. I look forward to the next books. Bravo Eris you have done it again.