REFUGE is N.G. Osborne’s debut novel about an impossible love between a man and a woman from vastly different circumstances. Yet despite the odds they meet and fall in love. And, of course, obstacles abound to prevent them from the one thing they want most… each other.
It’s a familiar scenario we all love. However, this is a not a novel about a vampire and a human, or a dystopian world of a distant future. This story takes place in our world… in Pakistan circa 1991 and is about the unlikely and very dangerous love between a young American, Charlie, and a young headstrong Afghan refugee, Noor. Read the Amazon description below:
On a dusty, sweltering night, Noor Khan, a beautiful, headstrong Afghan refugee, comes face-to-face with Charlie Matthews, a brash, young American aid worker. To Noor’s fury, Charlie breaks every cultural norm and pursues her. She wants nothing to do with him: her sole aim in life is to earn an overseas scholarship so she can escape the miseries of the refugee camps.
However when Noor’s brother threatens to marry her off, she is forced to seek refuge in Charlie’s home, of all places, and suddenly everything Noor believes in is put into question.
Set in the mystical and seething city of Peshawar, where no one is without an agenda and few can be trusted, Refuge is a timeless and unforgettable love story about the struggle for love and purpose in a cruel and cynical world.
It sounds exotic and beautiful yet I must warn you, N.G. (Nick) Osborne does not shy away from the realities of the world we live in. You will explore a part of the world you will wish you could change instantly. Where horrific atrocities against women are commonplace, living conditions for many are no more than squalor, and the only hope for escape from it all is an education… if you are lucky enough (or even allowed) to pursue one.
Despite the dark setting and circumstances, Charlie and Noor’s love shines through even as it is put to impossible tests. REFUGE is the first book in what will be a three book series. And you may find the author’s name, Nick Osborne, slightly familiar as he was a producer on the Robert Pattinson movie, Remember Me.
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Fair warning if you are faint of heart when it comes to violence and language.