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This story is well thought out, compelling, and the characters are generally believable. Blind Innocence will elicit readers sympathy, and the message of God’s saving grace will no doubt resonate with fans of the Christian genre.
Blue Ink Review
A. Adams Jones’s heart-wrenching novel Blind Innocence offers insights into the often tragic trials of living with a mental disability. Blind Innocence is a harrowing and hopeful novel that raises awareness about living with disabilities through the dynamic characterizations of its leading cast. A story of the strength of faith, forgiveness, and love. It imparts a keen sense of melancholy and pain. Counteracted with the power of faith and love, such elements result in a fresh take on the genre.
Foreword’s Clarion Review
Jones’ debut coming-of-age novel chronicles a neglected and abused young man’s quest to not only survive, but also thrive. Jones wrote the novel as a source of inspiration, not as entertainment. This volume, which will be followed by a sequel, ends with the author’s prayer, whose words reflect the philosophy of her novel: “Lord….Your words have always been said to me that you would work it out, and not to forget to practice patience and let your will play out.” Moving, if not always graceful, inspirational fiction.
Kirkus Indie Review
Spotlighting the plight of an educable mentally retarded child of a single, drug addicted teenage mother, the author has provided a window into the world of mental disabilities and the concomitant poverty and abuse such a child can face. The theme of human depravity and aggression against the weak is made quite viscerally manifest. The characterizations and plot are gripping and realistic.
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