Abducted : The Fourteen-year Fight to Find My Children, Paperback

Abducted : The Fourteen-year Fight to Find My Children Paperback

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At seventeen, Jacqueline Pascarl married a royal prince and embarked on what she believed would be a fairy-tale existence.

But it soon became a nightmare. After years of abuse at the hands of her husband, Jacqueline escaped with her children, hoping to leave her past behind.

But what followed would haunt her for the next fourteen years.

In this heart-rending story, Jacqueline describes how her husband kidnapped their two young children and forced them to cut off all contact with her.

She tells of the pain and helplessness she felt at their loss but also of how she channelled her grief, forging an existence as an aid worker and humanitarian ambassador, all the while desperately hoping to hear news of them.In 2006, she was reunited with her long-lost children, and in "Abducted" she reveals the dramatic events that led to their meeting.

This is a candid, compelling account of living under the shadow of child abduction.

It is an unforgettable ride through tragedy, loss and, finally, triumph.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: True stories
  • ISBN: 9781845963033



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I was intrigued to read the story of the abduction of Jacqueline Pascarl's children. However, I found that there wasn't much in the book about the abduction or the author's children. The reason for this became clear. The children were abducted at the beginning of her story and then she didn't hear from them for 14 years at which time she was re-united with them at the end of the story. The bulk of the book is about the author's life during those 14 years, which was only mildly interesting to me. I did appreciate the way she managed to carry on as best she could and help others along the way at the same time. But if you enjoy affliction memoirs as I do, this one might disappoint.