Vernon Bargainer Brings Attention to Abused Children Through New Novel

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‘At the Feet of Angels’ tells the story of one girl’s strength and determination in the face of harrowing adversity in new book.

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I want readers to take away a solemn pledge to watch over children in their environment, to be protective and never make the assumption that a child is safe and never, never leave a child alone in a potentially dangerous situation.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, created in 1984, has helped law enforcement recovery approximately 183,000 missing children. Unfortunately, not all children are so lucky. In author Vernon Bargainer’s new novel, “At the Feet of Angels” (published by iUniverse), one little girl slips under the radar and is sold to a childless couple where a nightmare begins to unfold.

“Readers will find the story provocative even to the point of reinforcing their pledge to give children in their lives the priority they were brought into this world to receive,” says Bargainer.

Jenny Burnett doesn’t understand her situation. All she knows is that she was kidnapped by her scheming uncle. He sold her on the black market to a childless couple, Brian and Sheila Holdershaw, who are desperate to become parents. Jenny is determined to escape and find her real mother, even as Sheila becomes more and more abusive as she tried to escape her own past. With the help of her new friend, Billy, Jenny will have to use all of her strength, imagination and blind faith in order to escape her new family and unite with her beloved mother.

Bargainer draws readers into the heart and mind of Jenny as they witness the abuse through her eyes and cheer Jenny on to the very end as she shows unwavering determination to escape.

“I want readers to take away a solemn pledge to watch over children in their environment, to be protective and never make the assumption that a child is safe and never, never leave a child alone in a potentially dangerous situation.”

“At the Feet of Angels”
By Vernon Bargainer
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 272 pages | ISBN 9780595005772
E-Book | 272 pages | ISBN 9781475902082
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Vernon Bargainer holds a Baccalaureate degree in psychology from the University of Texas and has a record of 35 years in human relations with the public service. He has previously published three novels: “It Is Morning,” “I Remember Running” and “From a Distance.”

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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