"One rainy morning. One selfish man. One evil act. In just a few terrifying moments, Carina's life changed forever."
Against Her Will is a novel of tragedy, healing, and forgiveness. Carina's life was forever altered early one morning while she was out for a run. A man took away her dignity, her respect, and her virginity...all in the space of a few short minutes.
Carina's boyfriend, Jove, is extremely supportive. She moves into his apartment with him while trying to heal from her nightmarish ordeal. Her best friend Jennifer is also trying to help her, by keeping her company each day. Carina knows that she won't get any support from her parents, so she relies on Jove and Jennifer to help her. Brought up in a loveless household, Carina carries the shame of being an "unwanted child."
Throughout the ordeal of talking with police detectives and getting medical examinations, Carina feels herself slipping further into depression. Nightmares fill her dreams each night. Her world has been turned upside down. Then, there is an unexpected turn of events that Carina is totally unprepared for...
From the back cover:
In Against My Will, Robyn Heirtzler creates an intimate and emotional look into the life of a rape victim. Readers will follow Carina's journey as she deals with the emotional and physical effects of the rape, faces her attacker on the street and in court, and finds the courage and the will to fight back the overwhelming tide of despair and feel peace and happiness again in her world.
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Cedar Fort (November 1, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1555179878
For more information on the author, please visit her website: www.robynheirtzler.com.