The Bracelet by Roberta Gately

Welcome to Author Roberta Gately

Roberta Gately, author of The Bracelet, has served as a nurse and humanitarian aid worker in war zones ranging from Afghanistan to Africa, about which she wrote a series of articles for the BBC World News Online. She is also the author of the novel Lipstick in Afghanistan.


If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
Past — without technology, people have to connect on a more personal level. I grew up that way writing letters, speaking on the phone. I still prefer that to emails and text messages.

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
A good book, a sturdy blanket (which can be transformed into a bed or tent or shelter) and a book of matches to last me until I could master the art of starting a fire.

What is one book everyone should read?
To Kill A Mockingbird — a story of courage and integrity and filled with characters that will stay with you a lifetime.

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Coffee with Oreo pieces

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
When I splurge on a real breakfast, I go for scrambled eggs, bacon, home fries and a bagel with cream cheese. As you might imagine, I don’t splurge very often.

Night owl, or early bird?
Early bird — I love the quiet and solitary beauty of early morning.

One food you would never eat?

Skittles or M&Ms?
No contest — I want the chocolate — it’s M&Ms for me.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
The Bracelet is a gripping mystery that exposes the hideous real life issue of human trafficking.

If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world . . . which would it be?
I would live in the fictional southern town of Maycomb, the setting in To Kill A Mockingbird. I love the idea of a simpler time and a slower pace where people take time for each other.

What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen? 
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I still love it.

What is your favorite Quote?
My favorite is one that my mother told me — “Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see.”

Favorite Food?

What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?
Zero Dark Thirty. 


Summer or Winter?
Neither — Fall is my favorite season.

The Bracelet

Newly heartbroken and searching for purpose in her life, Abby Monroe is determined to make her mark as a UN worker in one of the world’s most unstable cities: Peshawar, Pakistan. But after witnessing the brutal murder of a woman thrown from a building, she is haunted by the memory of an intricate and sparkling bracelet that adorned the victim’s wrist.

At a local women’s shelter, Abby meets former sex slaves who have miraculously escaped their captors. As she gains the girls’ trust and documents their horrifying accounts of unspeakable pain and betrayal, she joins forces with a dashing New York Times reporter who believes he can incriminate the shadowy leader of the vicious human trafficking ring. Inspired by the women’s remarkable bravery — and the mysterious reappearance of the bracelet — the duo traces evidence that spreads from remote villages of South Asia to the most powerful corners of the West, risking their lives to offer a voice to the countless innocents in bondage.

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1 copy of The Bracelet
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Ends 2/5/13

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