Antonia's Choice Author:Nancy Rue Toni Wells is a successful churchgoing career woman with full custody of her son. But her commitments escalate as she deals with defiant behavior from five-year-old Ben and takes a niece into her home. Toni cuts her hours temporarily to part-time, terrified of "losing herself completely" to her family. Then she discovers that Ben has been photog... more »raphed and molested by a child pornographer. Toni must finally make a choice that's not really a choice: "Whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it" (Mark 8:35, NIV).« less
This is a well written story addressing a tough topic...sexual abuse of a 5 year old. Don't let that scare you away. It's not detailed in that respect. We get the mother's story of finding out that her brother in law and sister have been taking pornographic pictures in their garage, and her son is a victim. She is surrounded by people who love the Lord and show her her need of Him. It is a beautiful and captivating story.
This book was superbly written with dignity and truth. Nancy Rue holds nothing back when getting the point across of the devastation that comes from incest or sexual molestation; not only devastation to the victim, but to the family members it effects.
A very profound book with a heart-wrenching message.
Rue is an author who makes you think, possibly deeply, as her characters struggle to resolve life with faith. Antonia's Choice is no exception. It deals with real life situations and realistic characters while delivering a message of hope and redemption.
sometimes there are no easy choices, this book certainly reminds a reader of this, I found the characters real and you surely can understand the real strength of a mothers love for her son, a very good read.
Nancy Rue deals with a very difficult subject in a perceptive and compassionate manner. The Holy Spirit was obviously in control of her writing as she penned this story. Everyone should read this book!