Liberation Song by Raelee May Carpenter is a modern-day Christian thriller.
About the Book
When we first meet Aili MacIntyre, she’s doing what she’s been doing all her life: running in fear. She flees through a foreign jungle with two young girls and tries to save them from the forced prostitution ring that has been holding them in a virtual hell-on-earth. But tragedy meets them under the trees, and only one child escapes.
Three years later, Alexandra Adelaide has acquired a new identity in a radically different scene: the metropolitan jungle of Greater Los Angeles. She, though saved by Grace, has invented what she believes is the appropriate way to suffer for her own sins. Alex is raising the child who was orphaned by her insecurities. And she never, for a second, lets herself forget the pain caused by her mistakes.
Then the real tragedy strikes . . .
. . . she falls in love.
Matthew Gold is everything she needs and a lot more than she could’ve imagined. Bright, attractive, generous, and with his own vested interest in Grace, Matt works hard to earn Alex’s trust and a place in her life. He even loves and seeks to protect her daughter, who is the key to breaking open the biggest human trafficking case in recent history.
But Alex has lived in fear since she took her first breath. So how does she let Love start a new day? How does she choose courage even as very real dangers draw closer to her barred doors?
Aili McIntyre left her home to go to school, determined to become an FBI agent. After she realizes her dream, she assumes a new identity, that of Alice Carroll.
As Alice Carroll, Aili becomes the point person for an international sting against a major player in a human trafficking/prostitution ring. However, something goes terribly wrong-the girl Alice was supposed to rescue is murdered and Alice is the only one able to protect and raise the young girl’s baby.
Three years after fleeing the foreign country where she was an operative, Alice has a new name, Alexandra Adelaide. She and her “daughter” are finally settling into life in LA. Will she be able to continue her new life now that she’s finally beginning to breathe a little more freely? Fear has overshadowed everything in her life since those horrible, tragic years, and now events beyond her control are beginning to raise their ugly heads.
Raelee May Carpenter does a fantastic job of setting the story up and further describing the characters through the use of flashbacks. As you read, you’re drawn deeper and deeper into the intrigue and life of Aili/Alice/Alexandra and you root for her and her “daughter,” hoping they can have a normal, happy life.
Ms. Carpenter uses Aili’s life and fear to show us, the readers, more about God’s grace and love and how letting go can bring us closer to God.
Liberation Song is a wonderfully written, thought-provoking book that will keep you on the edge of your seat and wishing there was more when it ends.
I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.
For information about Raelee May Carpenter, you can visit her at http://www.raeleemaycarpenter.com/