Item description for Sacrifice the One (Urban Christian) by Monica P. Carter...
Overview When Seta discovers that her father, who abandoned her years earlier after her mother's death, has re-married and has stepchildren, she decides to rebel, and, wondering why her prayers to God for her father's love go unanswered, follows a path of self-destruction. Original.
Publishers Description When Robert Armstrong's beloved wife dies giving birth to their daughter, Seta, he's furious with God, and with the child who he blames for Rose's death. Renouncing them both, Robert sends Seta to live with her grandparents, but as Seta grows to womanhood, she travels down a destructive path that will test the family's foundation of faith.
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Studio: Urban Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.22" Width: 5.62" Height: 0.91" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2007
Publisher Urban Books
Series Urban Christian
ISBN 1893196941 ISBN13 9781893196940
Availability 0 units.
More About Monica P. Carter
Monica P. Carter is now a full-time freelance writer and motivational speaker. She writes a weekly newspaper column, which has won several awards, and she lives in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Monica P. Carter currently resides in Shreveport, in the state of Louisiana.
Reviews - What do customers think about Sacrifice the One (Urban Christian)?
Short review but a good book Dec 9, 2007
As both an author and reader of fiction, I was impressed with "Sacrifice the One". Maybe it is because I have always enjoyed a book that could hold my attention and make me think at the same time. In a nutshell, the characters are believable and yet a little out of the ordinary and the story line unique. Give this book a try. The Christian fiction book that I have written main story line is about ten years in the life of a little girl who was "chosen by God" to be the next Madonna in the second coming of Christ. Tommy Taylor Author - The Second Virgin Birth
Amazing Oct 22, 2007
From the beginning to end, this book not only captures your attention and keep it, but it teaches you so many lessons, we all need to stop, and heed to. Anyone who ever, ever thought about its ok to have a single parent home, read this, you just might change your mind. I did!
I enjoyed this book Jun 25, 2006
The story of parent and child is always an interesting one, how much love is desired when the parent doesn't give any back. This story left me with that question. I hope I never have to find out the answer the way this poor child did in this story. It was so well written that I felt as if I was a neighbor watching the everything going on in this household. Ms. Carter is an excellent writer!
Classic in the making Feb 11, 2006
Ms. Carter is one of the better storytellers I know. Her stories are tight and circular and thick with real plot. Sacrifice the One is no exception. As you follow Seta and her father Robert through their grief, acted out within their troubled relationship with each other, it seems unbelievable that a grown man would resent a child's birth as deeply as Robert did with Seta and that Seta would react by hurting herself as she does, but it does occur more often than we realize. I think Ms. Carter touched on a topic that many would not want to face. And she addressed it very well and without alot of hype and drama. There are many stories out there that deal with big headline topics but oft-times it's the underlining things like grief, resentment and dejection that make the best of themes. In Sacrifice The One, the basic human emotions are touched and built on. I look forward to Ms. Carter's next book as it promises to be another uniquely spun tale, using the human element as a foundation -- rich with plot and very enjoyable as I have found all her books to be. I would go so far as to call Ms. Carter a cozy writer who I feel has a classic touch on her pen, one you would normally find on much older more established writers. With that in mind, I believe she'll be around telling good stories for a long time.
Sacrifice The Time Nov 7, 2004
Monica P. Carter's Sacrifice the One is the story of Rosetta Armstrong-Seta for short, a young woman who struggles to find identity and family in all the wrong places. Seta's mother dies a few days after Seta's birth, which thereby leaves her grieving father, Robert, to rear Seta alone. Robert does his best to raise Seta until he uncovers a letter from his wife. This letter changes Robert' s view of his daughter and Seta's childhood forever. As Seta grows, she is left to grapple with not only the loss of her mother, but also the abandonment of her father. Out of a thirst for love Seta stumbles down a few wrong turns that may cost her a future she has worked hard to obtain.
I rate novels on a five point criteria: plot, character, resolution, style, and conflict. Plot- .5 points. There was a beginning, middle, and end, but this book didn't really begin until Chapter Sixteen. The first chapters were character background and should have been left out and put in throughout the book in a more subtle way. Character-.5 points. All the characters were underdeveloped. Resolution-.5 points. The only thing I liked about this book was that Seta had to fix her own mess. Kudos to Carter for that! Conclusion-.5 points. Epilogues are indicators that the author didn't really work through plotting. Everything should have wrapped up in the conclusion. Style- 0 points. Too much showing; not enough telling. The book read like a synopsis not a novel. Overall 2 pens.
I commend Carter at trying to tackle paternity neglect as an issue. However, I hope that she takes the time to build a solid story that will make the reader think about this issue longer instead of glossing over it or not reading the book at all. Dee Stewart R.E.A.L. Reviewers