Book Promo ~ Killing Karoline

What happens when the baby
they buried comes back?

Born Karoline King in 1980 in Johannesburg South Africa, Sara-Jayne (as she will later be called by her adoptive parents) is the result of an affair, illegal under apartheid’s Immorality Act, between a white British woman and a black South African man. Her story reveals the shocking lie created to cover up the forbidden relationship and the hurried overseas adoption of the illegitimate baby, born during one of history’s most inhumane and destructive regimes.

Killing Karoline follows the journey of the baby girl who is raised in a leafy, middle-class corner of the South of England by a white couple. Plagued by questions surrounding her own identity and unable to ‘fit in’ Sara-Jayne begins to turn on herself. She eventually returns to South Africa, after 26 years, to face her demons. There she is forced to face issues of identity, race, rejection and belonging beyond that which she could ever have imagined. She must also face her birth family, who in turn must confront what happens when the baby you kill off at a mere six weeks old returns from the dead.

Review

a 5-star review by Lorna:
A very real story that needs to be read by all who need to understand the life of adoptees! A gripping story of triumph over adversity. A journey of self-discovery and survival against ‘false death’, rejection, abandonment, failure and so many of life’s tests. 

About the Author

Sara-Jayne King is a mixed-race South African/British journalist and radio presenter whose career has taken her across the globe in search of remarkable stories and fascinating characters. Her career began as a junior journalist in local radio in London and since then has included roles in the Middle East and Africa, most recently as a senior editor for news channel eNCA and presenter for Primedia’s talk radio station Cape Talk.

KILLING KAROLINE

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0862F7KZQ
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1920601953
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1920601959

Available on Amazon
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Book Promo: The Serpent Beguiled Eve by Acacia Slaton

How The Power Of Forgiveness Can Heal A Life Shattered By Infidelity

I’d once pondered the words “the serpent beguiled Eve” but not deeply enough to allow its meaning to settle into my heart . . .

In her latest book, The Serpent Beguiled Eve: Healing the Wounds of Abandonment, Betrayal and Shame, Acacia Slaton opens up some of her most painful memories in order to help others who are hurting too.

“I walked outside, pacing up and down the street as I thought about how his decision to yield to this temptation or believe God would change our lives.  He had said, ‘I have a path before me. I can either go right or left.  If I go right, I can receive the wholeness and normality I’ve always desired.’  As much as I wanted him to take the right path, I knew I couldn’t lead him on that path. I could only reason with him, hope and pray that he’d make the right decision.”

This story, Acacia’s story, gives readers a deeper understanding of the pain caused by infidelity (for the spouses and their children). It also shows there is hope beyond the grief for those who put their faith in the promises of God. The Serpent Beguiled Eve is recommended reading for anyone who feels alone as they live through and recover from the pain of infidelity.

This book will help anyone in a relationship. It’s not just about infidelity. It’s about moving on, with or without your partner. It’s about dealing with the aftermath. It’s about learning to love yourself and truly understanding how the power of forgiveness can heal your life.

“If I had known then, what I know now, I would have truly sought the Lord and prayed for an escape from temptation.”
—Acacia Slaton, from The Serpent Beguiled Eve

Acacia Slaton is a graduate of Oral Roberts University and also has a graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.  She is an author of an award-winning book titled Launch Out Into The Deep.  Launch Out Into the Deep is a recipient of a Mom’s Choice Award, a Dove Award, and won the Silver Award for Christian Living in the Readers Favorite annual contest.


Available at fine bookstores, online outlets, and Amazon
The Serpent Beguiled Eve:
Healing the Wounds of Abandonment, Betrayal and Shame

By Acacia Slaton
ISBN-10: 1505225981
ISBN-13: 978-1505225983

Edwin L. Carpenter, The Dove Foundation, http://www.dove.org: “I trust this is a book that will help others. We are presenting our “Faith-Friendly” Seal for ages 12 plus, and five Doves, our best rating, to this book.”

Kimberly Schimmel, Church Librarian: “This story gives readers a taste of the pain caused by infidelity (for the spouses and their children). It also shows there is hope beyond the grief for those who put their faith in the promises of God. The Serpent Beguiled Eve is recommended reading for anyone who feels alone as they live through and recover from the pain of infidelity.”

Raghav from Bangalore: “None of the people here can be blamed – not even her ex-husband David. Everybody in this book is a victim of circumstances beyond their control. Who am I or, who is anybody else to judge? Who among us is perfect? I can only say that I was fully caught up in Acacia’s story, I empathize with her, and wish her and her kids – Madison and Mia – all the happiness and success in the world.”