I met Lily Amis via my author networks, and found a wonderful and passionate author who is keen to share her personal story as a war-refugee.
Destination Freedom, is volume one in a two part memoir (soon to be a trilogy) which this talented and passionate author self-published.
The story takes you from Lily’s childhood in ASIAcity where she lives with her mother and ‘daddy’. The betrayal of her ‘daddy’, and her quest to leave a war-torn city to find the ultimate freedom in Europe. However, their dreams are short-lived, as they are quickly branded as refugees and face the bureaucracy and red tape in a new country. Mother and daughter show strength and resilience through much adversity, desperately trying to fit in with normal lives and earning an honest living. As a reader you can feel Lily’s frustration as child through to an adult as the small family face barrier after barrier, let down by a system that has too many rules (and then rules for rules), as well as a handful of people who also take advantage of a mother and her daughter who are just trying to live a ‘normal life’.
A great memoir! One I would highly recommend as this is a relevant and topical subject even now today.